The Spanish Witcher, high fantasy, weird west and boffer battles – these are the new LARPs in March in the US, UK and Australia
Legacies, Calamity, Albion, Mythic and Orc Wars. Defend humanity, learn to “spell”, survive the spooky West and find your way home from the Garden of Destinies.
It’s the best in cosplay, stories and boffer battles in Live Action Role Play (LARP) from Washington to Tennessee and Georgia, to Surrey, Perth and Barcelona, these are some of the most exciting new and upcoming LARPS in March 2023.
LARPs in March 2023: Live Action Role Play Game List & Events
Something Ends, Something Begins: The Witcher LARP, Run 2
3–6 March 2023
Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri and more. It’s time for Run 2 of The Witcher LARP in Spain. Something Ends, Something Begins (original Spanish: “Algo termina, algo comienza” is unique among LARPs in March, organised by Efimeral, the official distributor of The Witcher books in Spain. With a little less combat, more social play and political intrigue, there are only 40 spots available, and that means there’s a waiting list, but it’s definitely worthwhile checking out The Witcher LARP in Spain.
Watch: The Something Ends, Something Begins Witcher LARP Experience
Where Carrer Verge del Pilar, Sallent, Barcelona, Spain
When 3–6 March 2023
Type Low fantasy, social and political LARP set in The Witcher universe
Setting In the medieval world known only as the Continent, a low-fantasy society where elves and dwarves are looked down upon by powerful monarchies, mages and humans.
Cost €420 | Waiting list
Garden of Destinies: Multi-Genre LARP in Georgia
3–5 March 2023
The Garden is a mysterious location, and characters from 9 very diverse realms seem to end up here for some reason. Each with their own history, skills and abilities – create your hero from a host of choices – and find your destiny among other destitute travellers in the Garden of Destinies.
Where FDR State Park, Georgia, US
When 3–5 March 2023
Type It’s multi-genre because characters are from a very diverse set of worlds, with their own lore, style etc. With boffer weapon combat.
Setting A mysterious location that characters from 9 very diverse homeworlds somehow end up in.
Cost $65 | First-time Free | All dates and booking here: Garden of Destinies
Legacies LARP, Pacific Northwest
10-12 March 2023
The feudal medieval Kingdom of Alba is home to 17 diverse races, each with their own skills, abilities and traits. But one thing that they all have in common is the town of Fortnight. It seems to attract all the misfits and would-be heroes looking to prove themselves, or find fortune in the frontiers in the multi-day Legacies LARP.
Where Middelgrounds LARP site, Washington, US
When 10–12 March 2023
Type High fantasy LARP with 17 races (Barbarian, Gobli, Half-Fae, Human etc.) and 7 different gods and religions, and various skills and abilities.
Setting All players congregate in the medieval town of Fortnight in the Kingdom of Alba, in the midst of a transition from feudal monarchy to frontier-minded entrepreneurship.
Cost $50 | First-time $25 | Book your spot
Ascension LARP (Perth): Map And World-Making & Parlour Playtest
12 March 2023
Crumbling lands. Raging armies. And a battle for survival. Ascension LARP in Perth is hosting its monthly LARP event – 5-hour Ascension-style battles and gameplay to determine the outcome of the current Era and Game. What’s unique is that Ascension play is limited, one day only, 5 hours, and once a month. But the event includes special showcases and introduction to other LARPs, including vampire-based, Blood Riot at the Ascension LARP Perth event.
Where Wandi Community Hall, 302 De Haer Road, Wandi, Western Australia (20 minutes outside of Perth)
When 12 March 2023, 12:00 to 22:30 (UTC+08)
Type 5-Hour battle session, part of 5-event faction-based season
Setting The Realm of Ascension, a vast and ever-changing fantasy world
Contact organiser | Facebook group
Albion School of Sorcery: Ostara – Wizard School Adventure
16–19 March 2023
After accidentally summoning a magical primordial beast a year ago, the students of the Albion School of Sorcery have split into separate groups. But now they have all been summoned back to the Conclave where it all started – something is coming and everyone will be needed to meet this new treat as Albion School of Sorcery hosts Ostara in March.
Watch: Albion School of Sorcery Setting
Where DeKoven Centre, Wisconsin, US
When 16–19 March 2023
Type A 4-day wizard school adventure in a gothic events campus, with magicians and magic creatures.
Setting The various conclaves of magic have been summoned back to the Magisterium to receive word of an imminent new threat to the entire world.
Cost $300–$800 | Book your spot
Calamity! A Weird West LARP
17–19 March 2023
Something weird happened in 1874. A comet fell from the sky, starting a chain of strange events all over the Old West. Horses went extinct. Cannibalism is rife. And people have been encountering ghosts way too often. They called it the Calamity, and you play a character of your choosing in the town of Carrion Creek, in Calamity! A Weird West LARP.
Where AH Stephens State Park, Georgia, US
When 17–19 March 2023
Type A western-style LARP (with a bit of HP Lovecraft and steampunk thrown in) that’s strongly story-driven and aims at a more “realistic” pulp-style experience (not too fantastical, more realism).
Setting An alternate-history 19th-century American frontier town Carrion Creek in a small valley where things tend to get a bit weird.
Cost $80 | Book your spot
Orc Wars 5: Come Try LARP
March 23–26 March 2023
For the battle hungry! Although there is a bit of a story – mainly that orcs are attacking humans and someone must win – Come Try LARP’s Orc Wars is not a story-driven event (they have those separately). Rather, this is a boffer fighting tournament. There are some story events, which mainly take part on one of the days, and they do impact the tournament matchups for the next day. But the rest of it is all tournament-style boffer battles – so this one is for the “bloodthirsty”. See you at Orc Wars 5.
Watch: the Come Try LARP Battle Experience
Where Eastwind Castle, South Carolina, US
When 23–26 March 2023
Type: Muti-day boffer battle-focused high fantasy LARP with story events on one day and then tournament-style battles on the next to decide the fate of the humans and orcs.
Cost Adults $25, Child $10 (under 10 Free) | Register now
Laire: Medieval High Fantasy LARP
24–26 March 2023
Probably the No 1 reason to try LARPing and one of the best-known US LARPs in March. Set around the city of Avalon in Midlantia, Laire is a monthly multi-day LARP in a high fantasy setting (swords, elves, dwarves), that’s built pretty close to traditional role-play rules. So it’s all about creating your character and then living your hero’s journey – once a month, that’s awesome. The best part? Your first LARP weekend is Free! No jokes, you just pay for your food and come check it out for free at Laire LARP.
Watch: The Laire LARP Experience
Where Camp Forestburg, New Jersey, US Type Medieval High Fantasy, (Swords & Magic) Action Setting Avalon City in Midlantia, where magic is real, dark VS light, dwarves, elves, humans and more. Age 16+ Cost $55 or your first LARP Free All dates for Laire LARP | Book now
Alliance Denver: High Fantasy LARP (With Chapter Hopping)
24–25 March 2023
LARPs with chapter hopping! Set in the medieval fantasy world of Fortanni, with oathsworn, dryads, dwarves, elves, ogres, orcs and more, this is an event of the Denver chapter of the multi-chapter LARP guild, Alliance. Complete with character creation, high-actin battle or quiet merchant life – play as you choose – and fairly traditional RPG rules and gameplay. But what sets it apart is chapter-hopping: Alliance has over 11 chapters around the US and Canada, and you’re allowed to port your character to any other Alliance event.
Watch: The Denver Alliance LARP Experience
Where JCC Ranch Camp, Colorado, US
When 24–25 March 2023
Type High Fantasy, Action-packed or merchant/town life
Setting Fortannis, a medieval fantasy world of magic, dwarves, elves and more.
Skills Hundreds to master, D&D style Age 16+
Cost $60 (plus $30 membership fee) | Book now
Altar of Ascension: Mythic Adventures LARP
24–26 March 2023
A special event in the world of the Free Kingdoms. Mythic Adventures LARP is planning a multi-day event called the Altar of Ascension from 24–26 March. And though we don’t know the details yet, we can imagine it plays out somewhere in the 9 regions that make up the world. The Mythic Team says that registration opens on 14 March 2023 for Altar of Ascension.
Watch: Mythic Adventures LARP
Where Camp Geneva, Florida, US
When 24–26 March 2023
Type: Muti-day high fantasy LARP in an expanded world with many races, abilities and skills.
Setting: The medieval fantasy world of the Free Kingdoms consists of 8 duchy regions, surrounded by ocean, the wild Fey Lands and desserts.
Cost $75 | Book your spot
Age Of Essence: Family-Friendly High Fantasy LARP in the UK
25 March 2023
Goblins, orcs, nomads and elves. Age of Essence is a unique UK LARP in that it is 1-day and family-friendly – everyone is welcome. Combat is safe, both physical and magical, and the game rules are pretty straightforward, so anyone can jump in and have fun. There are monthly LARPs, and, if you just want to check it out, you can play a monster for free at Age of Essence.
Other LARP-related events
LARP in Focus Research Presentation
28 March 2023
The University of Glasgow has invited two PhD candidates specialising in LARP to present their research on the importance and impact of Live Action Role Play on modern society and culture. And it’s free to anyone to come check out. Get info.
Note: I try my best to get every bit of info I can on these LARPs in March, and will keep updating this page all the time. If you know of a show or channel that should be on this list, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make it happen.
What is LARPing?
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