New Player Journey:
Getting Started at Eldritch
It is our goal to raise the bar for live action role playing in both the region and across the hobby.
The kind of experience we want to offer our community is as follows:
- Highly immersive,
- High level of production in both costuming and props,
- Utilize a set of rules systems that are easy to understand and adopt,
- And most importantly, a healthy community of players and volunteers that encourages mutual respect and builds a culture of trust.
A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically portray their characters. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules or determined by consensus among players.
Eldritch: The Campaign
Welcome to Eldritch; a low-fantasy, grimdark, medieval world of kings and queens, lords and ladies, knights and villains, old institutions and orders, with a small bit of strange and wonderful magic hiding just around every corner.
Over the course of twelve events, Team Eldritch will tell a grand story; ultimately leading to a climactic event at the end of 2026. The overall campaign can be compared to any beginner-level tabletop roleplaying campaign, with events taking place in western Washington state three times per year. Players may enter play at any period with roughly the same amount of mechanical benefit as existing players. During this time, Team Eldritch will tell an encompassing grand story as its campaign progresses and the story unfolds. Characters can expect to be presented with both physical and emotional challenges, serving to further the plot of Eldritch and the story of each and every character.
Eldritch is what is known as a “secrets” live roleplaying experience. A common paradigm of a secrets game is that not all information is made immediately available to every player. This is to ensure that as we progress, players of our community will consistently experience the thrill and excitement of discovering new secrets and information as they advance within the game world.
Eldritch is set in the Annwyn ("A-noon"), a mysterious land in the western part of the Kingdom of Arnesse ("Are-Ness"), the kingdom from which the players all hail from. With the sudden appearance of the Annwyn, the players have set out upon, or been sent to partake in, a grand expedition to settle this new land and perhaps uncover its many secrets and mysteries. But the new inhabitants of this strange land struggle to establish a foothold amidst old conflicts and new alliances. While ancient institutions and dynasties seek to use this land to tip the scales of power ever in their own favor, something else stirs within this wild new land, old and insidious. From beyond the veil of this world, it seeps in like droplets from a groaning, rotten dam, and should that dam burst, what will be left of the schemes and machinations of man? Who will stay afloat or drown upon the ebb and flow of that otherworldly tide?
Creating a Character
The process for creating a character at Eldritch has been designed to be as easy as possible. Please follow the steps detailed below, and if you have any questions, use the form on our Contact page. We look forward to seeing you at a future Eldritch event.
Write your Character's Background
Our setting is extensive and you are not expected to know all of it. We suggest you pick a region for your character to be from, then read that region's culture packet for more details. Afterwards, submit your character's background using the form located on your My Account page of our website. You may assume your background is approved if you do not receive any feedback from us before the event.
Our suggestion is that you start with the following pages to read up on the Eldritch setting:
Choose your Skills
Please read through our Player's Guide, which has a complete guide to creating a character. It will help step you through the skills purchasing process.
All characters at Eldritch start with the same number of Character Points (CP) as all other characters. CP scales up for everyone each event, regardless of attendance. You will start with 7 CP if you create a character for Event III.
A very brief summary of creating a character sheet:
1. Choose a Base Archetype, and optionally an Advanced Archetype, from the Characters page.
2. Choose skills for you character. Be sure to follow the Starting Skills rules of your chosen archetype(s).
3. Create an account at eldritch.mylarp.dev, then create your character in the system.
Preparing for The Event
Create Your Costume
Start by consulting the player's guide for costuming criteria. No modern clothing will be accepted as part of your character's costume, i.e. t-shirts, jeans, beanies, uncovered tennis shoes, etc... If you have any questions about what is acceptable, we encourage you to contact us.
To help you in defining the aesthetic for Eldritch, we have provided Pinterest boards as part of each Protectorate page. Here you can find attire put together for each region of Arnesse, in addition to the clothing worn by different classes in the setting. You can find a link to our Pinterest board below for a complete collection of all costuming inspirations. Linked below is also a guide we have put together to help you in finding suitable footwear for your at-event experience.