FAQs!

October 30, 2018

Some of the more frequently asked questions we receive about our game and larp in general, all in one place! This will be updated periodically

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What is LARP?

LARP (Live Action Roleplaying) is defined as: "a type of interactive role-playing game in which the participants portray characters through physical action, often in costume and with props." Think of it like playing an rpg video game, or a tabletop game like Dungeons and Dragons, but in real life, where you actually act as the character instead of clicking a mouse or describing what yo

Why did you call it "Aurum"? How do you pronounce that?

Aurum is a highly sought after, rare, and expensive element in the game world. The discovery of it and realization of it's various properties is what catapulted the game world from the middle ages to approximately Industrial Era-level technology so quickly. "Are-um" or "Ore-um" are equally acceptable pronunciations to us!

Where can I find the dates for your events?

This link will take you directly to where we list our dates! Information about the locations for our events can be found here

Where can I find your rulebook?

The PDF rulebook can be found here!

Where can I submit my character, their backstory, etc?

Our story forms page has multiple forms you can fill out, including your character information

How do I contact someone with further questions?

You can send us a message on our Facebook page or use our Contact Us form

How can I learn more about your community?

Our Facebook page and Facebook group are great places to learn more about our community

Do you have a Code of Conduct?

Absolutely. The Code of Conduct can be found here

Is there anywhere I can learn more about the game world that is not in the rulebook?

Perusing this blog is a great place to learn more about the cities, religions, species, and more!

I don't have a character concept yet, can I still be involved?

Of course! A great way to learn about the game is by NPCing- playing the monsters and denizens of the world as assigned by our staff members. They can help you learn the rules, trigger an idea for a backstory, and/or decide what kind of character you want to play.

What should I bring to an event if I am playing? If I am NPCing?

For our single day events, if you're playing, just bringing your costuming, makeup, personal props and weapons, and cash or credit if you think you'll be paying for food, drink, or extras. For NPCing, we request you wear plain (no/small logos) black or brown shirt and pants (no jeans, khakis are acceptable if they don't have a million pockets). For weekend events you may also want sleeping gear such as a sleeping bag and pillow, shower supplies, contact lens/glasses case and solution, extra changes of clothing.

Costuming and makeup are expensive, how can I do this on a budget?

We actually have a quick blog entry about steampunking on the cheap here. You could also ask around in our facebook group, some of our members are brilliant with thrifting and budget buys

I have some accomodation requests, where can I submit these/who can I talk to?

There are lots of ways to let us know what we can do to give you the best and more comfortable larp experience possible. We have a health & accomodations form and a separate Hard Limits form here. If that doesn't quite fit your needs, shoot us a message through our Contact Us (and please provide your email address if you would like a response back!) or a Facebook message. If a phone call would be easier/better, please reach out in one of the manners mentioned requesting that kind of contact and we can do that too!

Can you suggest any steampunk media that might help me get in the mindset or inspire me to create a character?

Can we ever! Some great steampunk media we can recommend is:

Books-

Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

Lady Mechanika (comic) by Joe Benitez

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

Movies/TV-

Disney's 'Atlantis'

Treasure Planet

Penny Dreadful (TV)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book series too)

Sherlock Holmes (RDJ version)

Howl's Moving Castle

Stardust

Steampunk'd (TV)

The Legend of Korra

Video Games-

Bioshock Infinite

Clockwork

Dishonored 1/2

Thief

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

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