Crossroads, Shifted Lands, Orion Sphere, Fractured – these are the most exciting new LARP games, LARPING events and LARPs in October 2023
Fractured, Lands of Exile, Garden of Destinies, Laire, loads of Alliance LARPs and two unique sci-fi LARPs in the UK. From epic high fantasy adventures to intergalactic battle SIMs – these are some of the most exciting new and upcoming LARPs in October 2023.
Complete with info, dates, tickets and how to participate in your fave Live Action Role Play (LARP) games and LARPing events from the US and the UK.
14 Awesome New LARPs October 2023
Tennessee US, 6–8 October 2023
Using the good-ole Forest of Doors system (Atlanta), Fractured is a Georgia/Tennessee-based LARP featuring a world where a metaphysical calamity has caused bleed-through from multiple dimensions/realms into the terrestrial, causing the emergence of all kinds of unique creatures and characters with awesome abilities and powers. With multiple homeworlds, endless character types, magic and abilities, it’s an awesome multi-day Fractured LARP.
Type Dark, Fantasy, Magic, Meta Where Harrison Bay State Park, 7855 Bay Marina Circle, Harrison, Tennessee, US Cost $65 | Get tickets
Orion Sphere LRP
Warwickshire UK, 6–8 October 2023
4 Factions. 22 Species. Untold worlds to explore. One of the most unique LARPs in June – if only because sci-fi LARPs are so rare. Orion Sphere is a multi-day, multi-element LARP set 10 000 years in the future. There’s planet-based play (where you’re all on a world, usually a wooded area like a normal LARP), but then there are also starship simulation rooms, with incredibly cool space flight and battle simulators and the works. Ohm and yes, you get to play as aliens, too, at Orion Sphere LRP.
Watch: The Orion Sphere LRP Experience
Where Alfrey Activity Centre Broadwater, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Warwickshire, UK When 6–8 October 2023 Type Science Fiction LARP: planet-based and starship simulation Cost £85 | Get tickets
Denver Alliance LARP
Colorado US, 6–8 October 2023
LARPs with chapter hopping! Set in the medieval fantasy world of Fortannis, 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 6–8 October 2023 Type High Fantasy, Action-packed or merchant/town life Cost $60 (plus $30 membership fee) | Book now
Massachusetts US, 13-15 October 2023
Zealot is a live-action role-playing game in the fantasy world of Circadia, where players become The Devout, elite worshippers, navigating a complex political hierarchy while facing various threats. The game explores themes of faith, politics, and power as players shape the destiny of Circadia, as faith and intrigue collide in the Zealot LARP.
Type Fantasy (Gods & Mortals) When 13-–15 October 2023 Where Camp Middlesex, 1031 Erickson Rd, Ashby, Massachusetts, US Cost $100+$35 meals | Register
Lands Of Exile LARP
North Carolina US, 20–22 October 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 at North Carolina LARP, Lands of Exile.
Watch: The Lands of Exile LARP Experience
New Jersey US, 20–22 October 2023
Probably the No 1 reason to try LARPing and one of the best-known US LARPs. 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
When 20–22 October 2023 Where Camp Forestburg, 1945 NY-42, Forestburgh, New York, US Type Medieval High Fantasy, (Swords & Magic) Action Cost $55 or your first LARP Free All dates for Laire LARP | Book now
Connecticut US, 20–22 October 2023
Kaurath is an epic live-action role-playing game set in a dynamic high-fantasy world. After centuries of conflict and curses, the High Kingdom of Kaurath stands at a crossroads. Players step into a realm of diverse races, political intrigue, and magical guilds. Lead by High King Zaric, navigate a changing world, uncovering mysteries, and shaping the future. Engage in PvE and role-play-based PvP conflicts while exploring themes of conflict, oppression, and cultural transformation in Connecticut’s Kaurath LARP.
Type High Fantasy When 20–22 October 2023 Where Camp Cedarcrest, 886 Mapledale Rd, Orange, Connecticut, US Cost $20 | Register
Alliance Crossroads (XR)
Tennessee US, 20–22 October 2023
Possibly the best-known and loved chapter if Alliance LARP, Alliance Crossroads is the Tennessee chapter of this high-fantasy LARP with chapter-hoping across the US and Canada. A recent new element of the campaign is a growing dark power from within the Wyldes of Kosmara. There are monsters everywhere, and nearby settlements risk losing everything. The call has sounded throughout Fortannis; you are summoned to help before the Wyldes are lost forever at Alliance Crossroads.
Watch: The Alliance Crossroads Experience
Where 520 Doc Hawkins Rd, Greenville, Tennessee, US
When 20–22 October 2023 Type High-Fantasy LARP
Cost $70-$80 | Register
Garden Of Destinies
Tennessee US, 27–29 October 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 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.
When 27–29 October 2023 Where Harrison Bay Group Camp, Tennessee, US Type Multi-genre with boffer weapon combat. Setting A mysterious location where characters from 9 very diverse homeworlds somehow end up in Cost $65 | First-time Free | All dates for Garden of Destinies | Get tickets
The Zone: Near-Future Sci-Fi LARP
Manchester UK, 27–29 October 2023
Following a devastating nuclear explosion in the UK, an exclusion zone is established where raiders, freelancers and unscrupulous companies have set up a fledgling economy. But governments want to crack down on it, and mysterious strangers are arriving in search of rumoured divine presences inside the zone. Expect laser-tag battles and lots of plot twists in this unique sci-fi special among the LARPs in October.
When 27–29 October 2023 Where Giant’s Seat Scout Camp, Off Ringley Road West, Radcliffe, UK (20 minutes outside of Manchester) Type A near-future dystopian sci-fi LARP, with laser tag equipment for battles Setting When the Calder Reactor in Scotland explodes, an ever-expanding exclusion zone is declared – you must survive it Cost £60 | Contact to book
Shifted Lands LARP
Michigan US, 27–29 October 2023
Embark on a legendary journey within the enchanting realm of Shifted Lands, a venerable high-fantasy buffer LARP boasting a rich 25-year history. This immersive LARP experience unfolds from Friday afternoon to late Saturday night, immersing players in a captivating 24-hour in-game adventure. Stay in cosy on-site cabins, savour provided meals, and become part of a welcoming community known for its unique game culture in Shifted Lands.
Type High Fantasy When 27–29 October 2023 Where Camp Wathana, 9750 Milford Road, Holly, Michigan, US | More info
Alliance New Hampshire
Newport US, 27–29 October 2023
Another chance to chapter-hop! New Hampshire Alliance LARP offers some really cool module (player and NPC encounters and puzzles) play, combined with exciting combat. Set in the medieval fantasy world of Fortannis, with oathsworn, dryads, dwarves, elves, ogres, orcs and more, this event also uses the Alliance rules and gameplay.
Watch: Combat Action at Alliance New Hampshire
Where 964 2nd NH Turnpike, Newport, New Hampshire, US
When 27–29 October 2023 Type High Fantasy: Action-packed or merchant/town life Cost $50 | Register
Age Of Essence
Surrey UK, 28 October 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.
Mythic Adventures LARP
Florida US, 28–29 October 2023
We return to the medieval fantasy world of the Free Kingdoms. Consisting of 8 duchy regions, surrounded by ocean, the wild Fey Lands and desserts, this is where we meet for the next Mythic Adventures LARP.
Watch: Mythic Adventures LARP
When 28–29 October 2023 Where Camp Geneva, Florida, US 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
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