In the past several days I’ve been very lucky to meet a lot of dedicated LARPers who are interested in this project, which has taught me a lot about what LARP means to people across the US and across the globe. Beyond just my own experience.
As a result I’ve really looked at where this project should be going, and I want to discuss that with you and get your feedback.
I no longer see this as just a project to build 1 site. The first site is really just step 1.
After the first site is built and is up and running, we will find a second location in a different part of the country. Then a 3rd and 4th and so on.
The goal being for you and any other LARPer to have an ideal place to go, that is affordable, but also has everything you need for an awesome game, no matter where you live, and no matter what system you use.
Pretty soon we’re going to begin voting on the first location, and fundraising for it. For this first location we’re going to need a lot of help. After the first one gets into operation though it will be much easier to start the 2nd and so on, because there will be income from the first site to help fund the future sites.
I would like to get you thinking, though, on what you can do to help with this first site.
Not everyone will be able to donate money, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help with the fundraising.
We will also need a lot of help with getting the word out about this project.
Also, a big part of fundraising is arranging rewards and incentives for people who donate. These incentives are in fact vital to a successful fundraising campaign. I will be offering discounts on site entrance and other discounts, but this won’t appeal to everyone.
Another great incentive is an actual tangible gift. Such as a piece of LARP gear, or anything really.
For example I’ve already had an offer from a seamstress who is going to donate several capes that she will be making. These can then be used in a silent auction or as a reward for a certain level of donation.
So, if you have any craft skills that you would be willing to donate, you can definitely help too. Just message this page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have no skills and no money but still want to help, contact me, you can still help.