LARP/LRP Herofest Game Mechanics
In and Out of Character
Due to the nature of Herofest LARP it is designed that you will always be in character. The only occasions that Time Out or Man Down (explained below) will be called is for safety reasons.
Stop role-playing when you hear this call. This call is used when the Referee needs to suspend role-playing for a period of time (normally for safety reasons). You should remain in your current position but may talk out of character with people nearby. You may resume role-playing when Time In is called by a Herofest LARP Referee or Faction Representative.
Stop role-playing immediately when you hear this call. This call can be used by anyone and is used to indicate that a real injury has occurred (although this is a rare occurrence). You may resume role-playing when Time In has been called by a Herofest Referee or Faction Representative.
Stop role-playing immediately when you hear this call. Stop moving and stand still with your eyes closed. You may be asked to hum whilst doing this. You may resume role-playing when Time In has been called by a Herofest Referee or Faction Representative.
Resume role-playing when you hear this call. This call is used by a Herofest Referee or Faction Representative to start or restart the game after it has been stopped for any reason.
Coming back to Reality
There will be times when players may want to stop their LARPing for a time to go unwind and discuss non LARP events etc; this usually happens when players have not seen each other in real life for some time. We understand this and all we ask is that you head of to your tent or any secluded spot in order not to distract others or interfere with game play. This should be easy as the site is over 100 acres in size. If others approach you in character please return to the LARP world until they have moved on.
When the LARP events starts and finishes
We actively encourage all players to come to the event on Thursday to set up and have a chance to socialise. Traveling anywhere in the Uk on a Friday often causes problems and this can be avoided by arriving the day before. On the Friday each LARP faction will set up their camps and gather their faction members as they arrive. The LARPing officially starts on Friday evening as soon as enough people have arrived. Any or all of the LARP Factions may decide to go into character earlier themselves to start their own faction missions plot etc. Some players who arrive later will still be driving to the campsite to unload so please either help these LARPers unload etc so the vehicles can be swiftly removed to the car park. We will conclude the LARP activities for the main event after midnight on the Saturday night, however all or some of the LARP factions members can choose to stay in char cater as they may have in faction plot promotions etc they still wish to complete. Sunday morning we pack up, conclude any non LARP business, have an event de-brief and make sure everyone knows when the next event is to be held.