Legends of the Stars - Run 2
Legends of the Stars - Run 2
Immerse yourself in the life of a character in the fantastical world of Legends of the Stars - Run 2! Represent your system and make decisions that will determine the fate of the universe forever.
What You Get
As a part of one unforgettable experience, you will receive the following for purchasing a ticket to the game on November 17 - 19, 2017:
Immerse yourself in the life of a character in the fantastical world of Legends of the Stars.
Represent a star system, a source faction, the ship crew, a smuggler operation, a scientific research team, and much more! Make decisions that will determine the fate of the universe forever.
Experience a unique and vast fictional universe, built specifically for this event.
Participate in workshops, committees and demonstrations as the event sets the stage for intergalactic experience in deep space.
Learn the powers of the Source within you, practice the ancient forms of personal combat, and unlock your full potential! Or perhaps dwell in dark dealing of the black market or investigate stage life forms. It's all up to you!
Make friends and allies, opponents and enemies in a world that responds entirely to your decisions.
What is a LARP?
LARP, or live action roleplaying, is a collaborative and interactive theatre experience that allows the participants to immerse themselves fully into a different world or, even, universe. With an array of costuming, props and scenography, the setting becomes the immersive backdrop for a weekend of unique and astounding experiences.
Imagine walking into a book or play as a character of your own direction, being able to influence the plot and the outcome of the story. Each participant will become the main character in their own heroic story. Simply show up with the character concept we've developed for you, a costume and an open mind, the rest will unfold before and with you.
How does this all work?
After you purchase your ticket, our team will reach out to you and begin the casting process. Soon enough, you will be assigned a unique character concept and you will take agency over that character, changing them to suit your needs. As we get closer to the event, design documents and further universe information will emerge and details will become finalized.
By the time our weekend in November arrives, you will be ready to bring your character to life! Friday afternoon, everyone will arrive and we will begin workshops to acquaint the participants with the ship, with the game and with each other. Come Friday evening, you will have begun your journey into the Legends of the Stars universe and game will continue until late Saturday evening. On Sunday, we will debrief and pack up to get off the ship by early afternoon.
Throughout the event, catering will be provided by LAP on board. Breakfast and lunch will be served buffet-style in a private function room aboard the ship, while dinner will be served in the main mess hall, for our exclusive use.
What is the story of Legends of the Stars?
Stay tuned for more details on the story! We will make sure every player receives this information well before the event. For now, please feel free to check out our trailer to get a feel of what this world is like.
There are many different ways to experience Legends of the Stars and a small part of that had to do with the type of ticket you purchase.
Standard ticket is $370 each.
Secret Order ticket is $2700 for six participants. (Included in this ticket will be a unique sub-plot for you and your 5 friends.)
In the interest of full disclosure, we feel the need to state that the location is not a hotel. Participants should not be expecting all of the comforts of a standard hotel.
In order to provide such an amazing and immersive space for you at this event, this was a necessary trade-off. But we think and hope that the 66% of your experience in the waking hours on the ship will far outweigh the 33% of your experience spent sleeping.
While we are committed to bringing together an event that is accessible to as many interested people as possible, we must face the realities of our setting. We have made admirable efforts to make the facilities accessible to visitors with physical disabilities and limited mobility, but there is a limit to how much can be made accessible on the historic vessels we use for our setting.
There are no functioning elevators anywhere on this site and almost all doorways have high lips that make wheelchair use all but impossible. Staircases are steep and require participants to grip railings. Traveling between levels and through certain passageways require caution and can be challenging even for those with full mobility. Even the sleeping area rooms require full mobility to climb to an upper bunk, though there are a limited number of bottom bunks available.
While we do not want to discourage anyone from participating in this event, we want to have an honest discussion with potential participants who may find the physical setting of the LARP a barrier to their experience. If you feel this may be the case for you, please contact us before committing to a ticket. We will do the very best we can to accommodate your needs.
Experienced LARPers who have made imagination and play into their professions, LARP Adventure Program will be supporting this project with the full strength of its staff. As we get closer to the event, we will draw in outside help from friends and contacts who will help create this amazing event for you all.
Eric Love will serve as Director of Legends of the Stars - Run 2. An award-winning professional artist in the fine and performing arts, Eric has been teaching art, music, technology, science, theater, martial arts, and self-development for the last two decades. Starting in 2002, Eric has been developing the curriculum behind L.A.P. for well over a decade. From 2006 onward, Eric began teaching his curriculum in the Metro Boston area until formalizing the organization in 2012. He has led the organization ever since, notching countless high production youth and adult events under his belt.
Alison Love will serve as a Program Coordinator for Legends of the Stars - Run 2. Working with L.A.P. since its formal founding in 2012, Alison has grown with the organization to serve as its administrative lead. Putting her extensive LARP and events experience to use, she handles all of the logistical needs for L.A.P.'s productions and has helped support a wide variety of high production events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to the many interested folks, we've started collecting answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Do you have a Facebook Page?
Yes we do! You can check out the official Legends of the Stars Facebook Page here.
What kind of system is used?
We are running as a Nordic LARP model, a larger scale and fully immersive theater KARP common in Europe and increasingly popular here in the States.
As such, there are no skills and attributes, no hit points and damage. Rather, each participant receives a uniquely written character sheet that expounds upon the background and personality of that character and their home system.
From there, participants take over their characters and mold them to their own role playing desires. Once we get to the game, it's about role playing and story. Even the combat is done in a theater style without a built-in resolution mechanic outside of player improv (we workshop this and it definitely works).
What type of experience is this? What's the focus of roleplay? What sort of character archetypes are expected?
Each person's experience is dependent on the style they pursue, so I've merged these two questions.
In the LARP, we create an open world environment for you to interact with - the setting of an intergalactic conference rife with factionalism and conflict. All characters will have their own goals and ideals - some suggested by the organizers, many decided on by the players themselves.
The opportunities are boundless, but we're expecting to see a lot of:
Politicians looking to reap reward for their system or themselves
Soldiers seeking to better understand the Source and the mysteries behind it
Faction members recruiting independent systems to their side or even converting opposing systems
Merchants scoring trade routes and arms deals, or even just a quick buck on a bounty
Curious minds wanting to know what really motivated this gathering and what secrets the faction leaders are hiding
Socialites out for a good time and a great party