The date was May 25th, 2036. The place was Night City, an urban shithole located in Northern California. I was there to celebrate Night’s Wake—an annual raucous block party commemorating the assassination of Night City’s founder Richard Night, complete with a traditional truce prohibiting gang violence for one night. And the anticipation in the air was palpable.
When it comes to immersive experience LARPs, Jackalope LARP of Austin, TX is at the top of its class. After the success of The Night in Question, a Vampire: the Masquerade LARP held by Jackalope last November, they announced their newest event for May 2019—Cyberpunk: Night City, a Cyberpunk 2020 LARP. We were able to catch up with Jackalope organizer Matthew Webb about what this newest event has in store! (more…)
I was a little nervous as I walked up the gravel path to the event site for The Night in Question. I had come to Austin, TX, all the way from Buffalo, NY for Jackalope Live Action Studios‘ uniquely immersive Vampire: the Masquerade LARP experience. I didn’t know anyone beforehand, but I had my character, I had my costume, and I was ready to go all in. I’d gotten a ride from the workshops earlier in the day to the event site from a new friend. We stopped for Whattaburger on the way and chatted excitedly in the car about how fun tonight’s party was going to be. It was already starting to feel real. (more…)
Welcome, reader, to An Accessible Guide To Roleplaying, or A Ladies’ Primer On Pretending To Be Somebody Else For Six Hours On A Saturday. I’m Annie Blitzen, the Virgil to your Dante on this daunting journey. It has come to my attention that you aren’t entirely clear about the finer points of live-action roleplaying, which is very understandable. It’s a hidden world, and its denizens have a reputation for being less than welcoming. Allow me, then, to equip you with the knowledge necessary for an expedition among them.
Annie Blitzen is Sidequest’s Resident LARP Expert, an inveterate player of tabletop roleplaying games, and a fair hand in video and board gaming. Sidequest writer since 2017.
Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies. We’re hot off the heels of San Diego Comic Con with a bye week before Gen Con (and GenCant) hit full force next week. So grab an iced coffee, rest your wits, and read up on the news.
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