About LARPHack and Dave Inkpen New England LARPer

I hope to ensure innovation isn’t stifled.



What Is Larp Hack?

I love LARP! I have been gaming since I was about 6, starting in the golden day of table tops and lead miniatures. Experienced in strategy games, writing, adventure campaigns, I’ve been LARPing for over 25 years – and more importantly have game experience in almost 40 LARP game systems over hundreds of events.

The Purpose of the LARP Adventure Blog

Over the years I have been involved in a number of hobbies, from paintball to poetry, and none of them has captured my imagination and brought a healthy balance to my life like LARP.  The primary adventure this blog will undertake is to create a space where many of the “arguments” which were concluded long ago (for instance, stop sending out NPCs to fight with goddamn short claws) can be briefly rehashed and linked back to whenever a troll needs to be fed. I also want to create a mentoring space – I plan on sharing what I have done, why it did or didn’t work, and why it should or should ever/never be done again.

I hope to ensure innovation isn’t stifled. We have come up with a number of schemes to help us make it through weekends intact and to some extent that has begun to produce efficient formulaic events. I also want to share some insights about the New England Sport LARP community and the resources available to us.

No matter what games you attend, every game does something better than every other game out there. Sometimes it’s just a matter of matching the player with the system, instead of becoming frustrated trying to fix perceived shortcomings.

And somewhere in the midst of all this I even plan to have a little fun!

My Larp List

I have played and/or NPC’d and/or staffed the following LARPs (at least once and in alphabetical order):

  • Aralis 1 & 2
  • Arcane (LOL Chris Thomas)
  • Atlas Adventures
  • Atlas Agenda
  • Blessing
  • The Calling
  • Cottington Woods
  • Endgame
  • Epic
  • Evensong
  • Fifth Gate
  • Hope’s Crossing
  • Invictus
  • Isles
  • Knight Blades
  • Legends
  • LIONE – End of Seasons & Veneration
  • Lovecraft’s Legacies
  • Madrigal 1-3
  • MASI – the Exiles Saga and Roanoke
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Mythical Journeys
  • NERO Mass
  • NERO Hartford
  • NERO Boston
  • NERO Atlanta
  • Numima
  • Otherworlds
  • Prophecy Games 1-3
  • Radiant Dragon
  • Realms
  • Realm of Requiem
  • Second Dawn
  • ShadowVale
  • Sins of a Nation
  • SOLAR – Everhate
  • Steam and Cinders
  • Terres Rising
  • Travail
  • Twisted Crown
  • Valiant
  • Witchwood

LARPHack on the Web

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