Traditionally we’ve got for you an orientation game on Friday before the con. What is it going to look like? What can you look forward to? What will you see and experience? Read on!
The abbreviation LARP stands for Live Action Role Play and is often used for a game that takes place in a room or area. But this is not the case! You’ll find yourself in a sticky situation: Sunset Shimmer has a friendship problem and YOU will help her solve it. To do that, you can’t sit in a room – you’ll need to go outside.
The main points are to make new friends as well as to feel like a pony in Equestria for a day! You’ll encounter many challenges, use your new friendships to overcome them, go forth, and conquer Sunset Shimmers’ friendship problem. Each challenge (checkpoint) will have its own NPC (stands for Non-Player Character) that will interact with you and help you. This means that our LARP is basically a real-life pony RPG! Outside, in Prague. The wonders of our capital city await you!
Sounds good? We sure hope so! In case you chose “Not attending LARP” during the ticket purchase process and you changed your mind, don’t worry: just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll edit it for you in the ticket system.
Oh and one more thing. If you attended any of our previous LARPs, please don’t expect exactly the same experience. This year you won’t be exploring the city as much as before and the roleplay part will be of much greater importance. See you there!
General information about LARP
Start: Friday, 18 August 2017 at 10:00am
Where: in front of the gate to Obora Hvězda (map); nearest public transport station is “Vypich” (map)
Ending time: at 7:00 pm we’ll clean up the place and leave (you can finish way earlier – see FAQ)
Afterparty? Yes! See the Frequently Asked Questions below
Before you attend, please read the Instructions and Details below!
For a detailed overview and more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page.
Instructions and Details
What should you bring along
We suggest that you pack everything you’d be packing if taking one day trip from the city to the countryside. That means comfortable walking shoes, enough water for the day, some food, insect repellent… besides that, please bring your printed ticket purchase confirmation and a pen. (Yes, print it, our barcode scanners can’t read displays).
Please check the weather forecast. The entire LARP is outside. In case of rain, don’t forget to pack a raincoat. An umbrella may come in handy too. We’ll have a limited amount of raincoats at the start location, however, it’ll not be enough for everypony and we’ll have to charge you for them.
How to get to the meeting point
The meetup location is right in front of Obora Hvězda. The nearest bus stop is Vypich, the nearest tram stop is either Vypich or Obora Hvězda. You can take tram 22 from Malostranská metro station or bus 191 from Anděl metro station.
If you’re not familiar with Prague’s transportation system, we’d suggest the tram. Detailed information about Prague public transport can be found in section Transportation.
The time plan and how long the LARP will be
We’ll meet at 10:00, you’ll be given some general info. After that, registration will begin. You will be grouped into teams of six. If you want to enjoy the game with your friends you can come in groups of up to three people and you’ll be merged with another group. No tearing best friends apart. 🙂 (But at most three people, because “three is not just a crowd, three is a team”.)
NPC’s will go home at 19:00 (or after the last team has visited them). Besides that, you can make the game last as long as you want. There will be main quests and sidequests which can stretch it. If you’re quick, you can complete the whole game in about 3.5 hours. But why would you wanna do that?
Frequently Asked Questions
How long the LARP takes from start to finish? Are we going to walk a lot?
When we say outside… We mean walking and exploring. The game will take as long as you want it to take, for example, you can start at 10 am and finish at 2 pm. Or you can finish at 4 pm, your RPG, your call! As for the walking – you should be able to walk at least 4.5km (2.8mi) during the game. However, the most active ponies can make it double. Again, it’ll be up to you to tailor your own experience!
What do I need to know? What if my knowledge about the show is not so high?
To be able to fully enjoy our LARP, you should be familiar with the main characters of MLP: FiM, as well as Equestria Girls. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a hardcore fan or a walking library! 🙂
Do I need any form of cosplay for the event?
No. You are what you feel to be so all you need is to feel like a pony.
I’ve never been to a LARP before. Isn’t it going to be too hard for me?
A: No. This event is suited more for fun for everyone than a hardcore competition. You are going to play in small teams and the story with the tasks are suited also for beginners, so even if this will be your first LARP event, you will enjoy it.
Do I need a ticket for public transport?
No. Not for the LARP itself. But in case you want to attend the afterparty, public transport is the best way to get there. One 30 minute ticket will be enough.
PS: It may not be the best idea to drive to the meetup point. Parking spaces are mostly for residents only and one hour may cost up to 60 CZK. So if you see a blue line, don’t park there!
It’ll start at 18:00 (for those ponies who’ll finish early) and will go on until at least 22:30. The location is not so far from the LARP finish point. You’ll be given instructions on how to get to the pub at the finish line.