The world’s biggest LARPing event, plus: Alliance, Legacies, Xadune and Laire – these are some of the most exciting LARPs in May 2023
Chronicles of Mythodea, Age of Essence, Garden of Destinies and Albion School of Sorcery. Discover new adventures and encounter dark and mysterious strangers who might be friend, foe or something else entirely. Not to mention it’s time for one of the biggest LARPing events in the world.
It’s the best in LARP games, cosplay, stories and boffer battles in Live Action Role Play (LARP) from Germany to Georgia, Perth to New Jersey, Surrey to Denver and everywhere from Europe to Australia, the US and in-between – these are some of the most exciting new and upcoming LARPs in May 2023.
12 Awesome New LARPs in May 2023
Chronicles of Mythodea
Westernohe Germany, 4–7 May 2023
The second spin-off event to the world’s largest LARPing event, Conquest of Mythodea (10’000 players), Chronicles of Mythodea is only slightly smaller – still a staggering 1’500 players! It’s a 4-day fantasy live-action role-play game that’s focused on allowing you to flesh out individual and smaller group character stories and fates. But there’s still a heck of a lot of battle and endless individual adventure options. Tip: bring friends, group tickets work out best, and you now have the option of camping or purchasing group lodging at Chronicles of Mythodea.
Watch: The Chronicles of Mythodea Experience
Type Medival Fantasy LARP Where DPSG Bundeszentrum, Westernohe, Germany
Cost €39–€97 | Tickets & info (Inclusive: English Welcome)
Denver Alliance LARP
Colorado US, 5–7 May 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 5–7 May 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
Washington US, 12–14 May 2023
All types are welcome in Fortnight, a fantasy-Medieval town that attracts a populace of misfits and would-be heroes. Characters seek to prove themselves, find fortune, battle the evils of the land, or just make some really entertaining friends at weekend-long, monthly Legacies LARP events.
Where Various parks around Washington State; May event will be at Brooks Memorial State Park, Washington, US Type High fantasy boffer LARP with a selection of 17 playable races and various skills and abilities allowing characters to specialize in combat, magic, lore, trades, or any combination thereof. Setting Characters congregate in the Medieval frontier settlement of Fortnight, part of a larger world of arcane mysteries, grand politics, diverse cultures & religions, and strange beasts.
Cost $50 | First-time $25 | Book your spot
Georgia US, 12–14 May 2023
Create your class or specialise as you go! Set in an island city on planet Xadune, which most closely resembles Earth’s Victorian period, Xadune is a multi-day LARP focused more on the role-play aspect of the game – combat is minimal and light-touch. Though there are some awesome events to drive story direction. With a rich backstory and loads of classes, races and histories to build your character around, Xadune offers something for everyone – unsure first-timer? Come and play a monster or help out the story team till you get the hang of playing Xadune.
Watch: The Xadune LARP Experience
Where Camp Daniel Morgan, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia, US
When 12–14 May 2023
Type Victorian Gaslamp Fantasy, Role-Play focused, Light-Touch Combat
Setting Mysterious Island City on Planet Xadune, 4 continents, 23 homelands, 17 playable races, 26 churches and cultures
Skills Knowledge and Learnable Special Skills Age 17+
Cost $15–$18 | Book now
Garden Of Destinies
Tennessee US, 12–14 May 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 Group Camp, Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee, US
When 12–14 May 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 for Garden of Destinies | Book your spot
Mythic Adventures LARP
Florida US, 12– 14 May 2023
In the medieval fantasy world of the Free Kingdoms, consisting of 8 duchy regions, surrounded by ocean, the wild Fey Lands and desserts, Mythic Adventures LARP begins. Hosting multiple multi-day events throughout the year, each with its own background, story and adventures.
Watch: Mythic Adventures LARP
Where Camp Geneva, Florida, US Type: Muti-day high fantasy LARP in an expanded world with many races, abilities and skills.
Cost $75 | Book your spot
Albion School Of Sorcery
Wisconsin US, 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 threat at Albion School of Sorcery.
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
New Jersey US, 26–28 May 2023
Experience a fantasy realm on the cusp of change. The once high-fantasy realm of Sha’uru was forever changed when the dwarves discovered the new energy source Aurum. And Sha’uru thrust into a new age of budding medieval and steam-powered technology. Magic is all but gone, however, and world powers have hired you to claim resources on the newly discovered continent of Antioch. First-time players play for FREE in the monthly New Jersey Aurum LARP.
Lands Of Exile LARP
North Carolina US, 26–28 May 2023
Humans, dwarves, so many elves, drows and even all-new ravenous blood magic types descend on the Lands of Exile. Elandari, Fallen Sword, Magik, Fae and Eldest amass as the homelands fend off the exiled in the all-new Heart of the Forest event in North Carolina LARP, Lands of Exile.
Watch: The Lands of Exile LARP Experience
New Jersey US, 26–29 May 2023
Probably the No 1 reason to try LARPing and one of the best-known US LARPs in April. 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
Age Of Essence
Surrey UK, 27 May 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.
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