Getting Started

We are Aurum;  a Steampunk / Neo-Victorian / Gaslamp Fantasy themed game set in the world of Sha'uru.

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 will begin occurring regularly in 2018.  We hope to see you at an event or convention.

Our Events

Aurum LARP holds weekend-long outdoor events once a month from March to October. November-February will be single-day indoor events that take place in the in-game "old world." Aurum LARP also intends to be involved with the local convention scene and hopes to participate in several Double Exposure, Inc events.

Official Rulebooks

These downloadable PDFs contain our most current set of rules. Select the Standard Rules for weekend and non-convention one day events. If attending a convention please adjust and use the appropriate rule set.

New Players

Creating a Character

Creating your character is an easy process and full instructions can be found in the Rulebook. You choose a race 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.

New Player Training

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.

Old Telescope

What to Bring

Aurum 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.

Weekend Events

Sleepwear

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)

All Events

Character costuming and makeup

In-game currency and items/components

Cash  (Preferred method of payment)

Credit

Checking In

Once you've set up your sleeping area (if applicable), you'll want to check in. This is typically located in the Pub House (main indoor play area during weekend-long 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.

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Prices

First TIme Playing

FREE

Full time NPC

FREE

Player Character  (Full Weekend)

$50 at the door

$45 if Pre-registered

$40 if you FTNPC'd last event

Player Character (One-day Event)

$25 at the door

$20 if you pre-registered

$15 if you FTNPC'd last event

Average cost of food and drink

$20-30

Accomodations and Accessibility

We hope you have fun at our events as  we are committed to keeping your environment as safe and exciting as possible.

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!

Onwards, HOOOOO!

© Aurum 2018       Design and development by Kamil Kantyka