LARP 2015 - river and bridges

Three’s not just a crowd; three’s a team, right? Well, what about a three-day convention? The traditional programme will, of course, take place during the weekend. However, if you have Friday to spare, we will have some more fun for you! As is our tradition at this point, we have prepared a game of orientation/RPG/“LARP”/… for you. Call it whatever you want, but you’ll be turned into a pony for a day! What is it going to look like? What can you look forward to? What will you see and experience? Read on!

Are you excited already? Nice! Let’s get to the details. We often call the Friday event a “LARP”. However, it’s not gonna be the usual LARP, where the abbreviation stands for Live Action Role Play and is often used for a game in a room or area. But this is not the case! You’ll be outside, feeling like a pony in Equestria. Will it be Ponyville? Canterlot? Briddlewood? Who knows! Thanks to the magic of storytelling (and friendship), you’ll explore Equestria as well as Prague.

What will it be about?

The main points are to make new friends and 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 any problems that may arise! 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! If you choose “Not attending LARP” during the ticket purchase process and change your mind, don’t worry: just email us at info@czskbronies.cz.

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

General information about the “LARP”

Start: Friday, 23rd of August, probably between 10:00 and 11:00 am
Where: we’ll see, but still within the range of public transport
Ending time: probably at 7:00 pm at the latest (you can finish way earlier – see FAQ)
Afterparty? We’ll see.

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 you pack everything you’d be packing if you take a day trip from the city to the countryside. That means comfortable walking shoes, enough water for the day (there are few places to buy it, though), some food, a public transport ticket (see the last paragraph)… besides that, please bring your ticket (printed or show it on a display of your mobile device) and a pen. At least one person in the team will need a mobile device (phone or tablet) with a mobile Internet connection and the Discord chat application, through which communication will take place during the game.

Please check the weather forecast. The entire “LARP” is outside. In case of rain, don’t forget to pack an umbrella or a raincoat. 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
TBA. Detailed information about Prague public transport can be found in the section Transportation.

The time plan and how long the “LARP” will be
We’ll meet at the specified time and give you some general info. After that, registration will begin. You will be grouped into teams. 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, as stated in the first sentence, “three is not just a crowd, three is a team”.)

NPCs will probably 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 side-quests 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 does the “LARP” take 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 finish at 2 pm. Or you can finish at 4 pm, your RPG, your call! As for walking – you should be able to walk at least 5 km (3.1 mi) during the game. However, most ponies fall in love with the game, so they walk more, and the most active ponies can walk up to a triple of that. 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 enjoy most of our “LARP”, you should be familiar with the main characters of “MLP: FiM” and “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 you only need to feel like a pony.

I’ve never been to a LARP before. Isn’t it going to be too hard for me?
No. This event is suited more for fun for everyone than a hardcore competition. You will play in small teams, and the story with the tasks is also suited for beginners, so even if this is your first LARP event, you will enjoy it.

Do I need a ticket for public transport?
Yes. Buy a day pass (or use a longer-term ticket/pass). That’s the most comfortable option, costing you 120 CZK (buy it on paper in a subway station/in the airport or the app Lítačka). Are you a minor or a Czech student with limited income? Consider a student monthly pass for 130 CZK.

Is it possible to park near the beginning of the “LARP”?
Driving to the meetup point may not be the best idea. Parking spaces are mostly for residents only; one hour may cost up to 80 CZK. So if you see a blue line, don’t park there!