Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
The game is a unique blend of parlor and boffer combat larp with costuming and styles lifted from the end of the Industrial revolution and character species borrowed from classic fantasy – elves, dwarves, and the like. Our events are typically located in New Jersey (NJ) and run monthly. We hope to see you at an event or convention!
Aurum LARP typically holds events once a month throughout the year. Aurum LARP also intends to be involved with the local convention scene and hopes to participate in several Double Exposure, Inc events.
This downloadable PDF contains our most current set of rules.
Creating your character is an easy process and full instructions can be found in the Rulebook. You choose a species which allots certain boons and in some cases, detriments. You then choose a Class and with 10 XP to start, you select the skills and abilities you want from the Class list or General list. You can submit a character through the New Character Form or bring this concept to the next event you attend and we can write up a character card for you. After your character is created, you will also be able to choose from some starting equipment and/or in-game currency.
Additionally, we recommend using the Backstory form to submit your character's history. The Plot team can use this information to make the world more realistic and personal for your character. Our goal is to make players feel like they and their characters have agency and the ability to actively change and shape the world and game, and this submission helps with that goal.
All new players go through New Player Training (NPT) after Opening Ceremonies. Even if you're a seasoned LARP veteran, we require everyone to attend this at least once to get acquainted with our rules, combat, and world. Further directions will be announced at Opening Ceremonies.
Aurum typically runs weekend long events from March to October* and single-day, indoor events the other months of the year. Because of this, it might be confusing to know what to pack and when. Weekend events typically require more packing and planning, so below is a breakdown of what we recommend be brought to all events, regardless of what month it is and then what should be brought to weekend events.
Extra socks and underwear
Sleeping Supplies (Blankets, Pillows, Sleeping Bag)
Toiletries (Shampoo, Towel, Bodywash)
Your character's weapon(s)
Food and drink (Available for purchase on-site)
***Please note weekend events will not be taking place in 2019, only single day events***
Character costuming and makeup
In-game currency and items/components
Cash (Preferred method of payment)
Check-In typically takes place with Logistics in the Pub House (main indoor play area during events). This is where you can pay for the event, get your character card, starting equipment, and/or get your NPC shift (if applicable). After this is done, you may want to get into your costuming and put on makeup for when the game starts.
Check-Out consists of returning your character sheet and any item or component cards your character has to Logistics. We will keep all of this together until your next attended event to make sure they are not lost, accidentally left home, destroyed, etc. If these items are not returned, we cannot update your card with any skills your character learned and we cannot guarantee the items/components will be available for your character.
Should you require accommodations relating to anything- personal hard limits, sleeping, sight, dietary, hearing, mental health - please don't hesitate to Contact Us or fill out our Hard Limits Form. We want your out of game experience to be as comfortable as possible so you can focus better on being in character and having fun. If a direct email is easier you can reach our team at [email protected].
Additionally, se habla Español!