Questions & Answers
Here's a very thorough feature about Dragon Thrones on Nordiclarp.org.
Please define "Game Theatre"
The Game Theatre is an immersive gaming and live role-play entertainment company. They are the creators of an interactive experience called “Game Theatre”. Game Theatre is a specialized event system combining live action role-play (larp), board game and social game designs, and interactive and improvisational theatre to create memorable social adventures.
In Game Theatre players are "cast" into character roles that meet their interest and desired level of involvement. Everyone is also given meaningful objectives that create compelling socialization and story-line progression. Game Theatre utilizes a tier-based player objective design where players each have personal (individual), team (collaborative, or faction vs. faction) and global (entire game) objectives. This tiered system is strategically employed so players can pursue different courses of action but always have measurable influence on the game. It works for experienced players and new players alike!
What is Dragon Thrones?
Dragon Thrones is an immersive and interactive weekend experience set in an original fantasy realm inspired by popular medieval and fantasy fiction worlds we all know and love. Thematic spectator entertainment, catered dinner + meals, historical surroundings, and lodging is all inclusive. Game-play includes both a personal and team-oriented social role-play objectives combined with a MegaGame (a massively scaled board game with global implications).
It’s like a medieval fantasy larp meets one large game of Risk and you live within the game!
What does my ticket purchase get me?
Simply put: an all-inclusive experiential medieval fantasy adventure! Your ticket provides you with lodging, meals, casting into the game with your role and materials, team sash, live entertainment, access to interactive features, photography, scheduled festivities, plus the ability to be a part of an epic story!
We believe the value of Dragon Thrones is superior to weekend conventions. At conventions you are responsible for the convention ticket, and then must also pay for your hotel, meals, drinks, possibly parking, and then tickets to other features and events at the convention. With Dragon Thrones, just like a vacation cruise, everything is all inclusive.
What kind of LARP is this and are beginners welcome?
Dragon Thrones is fantasy Game Theatre experience that uses social interaction/social deduction gaming, a MegaGame (massive tactical board game), storytelling role-play gaming ("Night Missions") and side quests to resolve conflicts and progress the story. There is player on player combat, rather the overall game relies on social maneuvering, resourcefulness, alliances, adventurous decision-making, and player versus environment for competitiveness. Although large in scale the game’s rules are streamlined and easy to master: your role will have very specific responsibilities and precise times in which your actions can be taken. Dragon Thrones is an engaging social experience for both experienced role-players and novices alike. The game will be properly staffed and organized, so everyone will progress in the story at a staged pace.
With this said, there will be means of independent exploration that will allow players to both be involved in the global game and also pursue their own personal objectives.
Describe the large board game and how does it work with a larp?
Dragon Thrones features a massive tactical board game, classified as a MegaGame, where the objective is for a Family Kingdom Team to attain global supremacy (while also working with other Kingdoms to keep dangerous outside threats at bay). This can be achieved by gaining territory, defending territory, using resources wisely, spying, and making the right alliances at the right times. The game will be administered over a series of rounds over 3 days. Hence, this is a game for over one hundred players that's played both "at and away from the table." Everyone will be contributing differently, so the game will feel like an entire world, featuring armies of thousands. For example, Generals will have board game (war game) responsibility, while others will have social objectives (diplomacy, courtship etc.), while others will be managing vital resources (coin masters) or even assigned as secret spies on missions.
How does the live entertainment influence Dragon Thrones?
As an encompassing entertainment experience Dragon Thrones features live entertainment, both as sensory enjoyment and to add further implications into the larp and game itself. In Dragon Thrones you will not be merely watching an act, but performers will have special roles that fit into the overall story. Every performer is not just "on stage" but also "in game."