LARP

2015-05-11 19.34.23Traditionally we’ve got for you an orientation game / RPG / LARP / … 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: Six creatures are facing a problem which you need to solve. Who created it? Even Starlight has no idea! What do you need to do? Get up and go to the city!

The main points are to make new friends as well as to feel like a pony (not necessarily) in Equestria for a day! You’ll encounter many challenges, use your new friendships to overcome them, go forth and conquer the problem so even Starlight is happy. Hopefully. 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! This means that it is not a real LARP. It’s more like if you exchanged the virtual reality goggles for… well, ponified reality,

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 info@czskbronies.cz 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 expect… everything. You won’t just run around a park and you’ll also see the city. But if we can guarantee one thing it’s that the pony who planned the journey hates the concrete “wonderland”. Possibility of planning the path by yourself remains. As we said, it’s an RPG. 🙂

Tl;dr? You will see Prague, you will feel like a pony and there will be enough grass for all the herbivores.

General information about LARP

Start: Friday, 23 August 2019 at 10:00am
Where: in front of the statue at Palackého náměstí  (map); nearest public transport station is Karlovo náměstí (subway) and Palackého náměstí (bus/tram)
Ending time: at 7:00 pm we’ll clean up the place and leave (you can finish way earlier – see FAQ)
Afterparty? We will see. Please stand by. Thanks! 🙂

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 (you won’t get any this year), some food, public transit ticket (see the last paragraph), insect repellent… besides that, please bring your ticket (printed or show it on display of your mobile device) and pen.

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
Take the B metro line (the yellow one) to Karlovo náměstí and while underground, follow arrows for Palackého náměstí. Or you can take a tram to the station called Palackého náměstí.

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 to 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 5km (3.1mi) during the game. However, the most active ponies can make it double. Again, it’ll be up to you to tailor your own experience!

The estimate of the distance is very rough. The whole path measures circa 9km but you can heavily reduce the distance by taking the aboveground transport. So you get the idea – we were able to walk through the entire path without the public transit and wit solving all the tasks in less than 3.5 hours.

What do I need to know? What if my knowledge about the show is not so high?
To be able to enjoy most of 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?
Yes. You need at least one 30min ticket since the will be one mandatory transfer. Then you can shorten the path using the public transit which will require additional tickets. Our recommendation for you is to buy a day pass.
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 80 CZK. So if you see a blue line, don’t park there!