Old and New

Things to do getting ready to be a Player Character

1. See what has happened recently

Quick Start Guide to the May 2019 Event will tell you the most important things to know.

2. Skim the Rules

Go to the rules page and look at the character options, the open, and the base headers to get a sense of what you may want to play.

If you played in Kaurath before 2019 take a look at this guide for returning characters.


3. Set up a LARPortal Account

Go to www.larportal.com

This lets us award any points earned from donations and lets you submit your backstory to give us a handle on how to write for your character.

Create an account there -- its fast.

Join the Campaign named Kaurath.

When you start to build your character be sure to enter things at a steady pace, being sure to let the screen finish updating before you save things.

If the character builder and the rules disagree, the rules are correct. Let us know and we can work to fix any problems.


4a. Magic Items: Returning Player

If you have existing magic items fill out the form here and we will convert the ones you want most.

4b: Magic Items: New Players

We will address this in a separate mailing to you or at the door.

5. Property and Money held by Returning Characters

If you held property with a charcter who is converting let us know what and we will make the appropraite adjustments in game. Land tends to remain, cash can be held in the banks and remain available, coins in hand are in hand.

Overall we are striking a balance that should not disadvantage new players and charatcers either.

6. What are you doing over the Winter?

Filling out this form will let us process what you are doing between events. It might be spell or crafting research, it might be something more striking or using one of your Information SKills. It should be the the single most important thing you did. Thing of something with direct visible effect or answer to a simpel question -- be nice to the staff and help us help you with a useful and tangible answers.

7. Prepare your character

7a. If you are a returning character read our guide here

7b. Come to our In Person Character Creation Day

Join our Facebook Group for more details.

7c. Come to an on line Character Creation Sessions

They take place as announced on the Facebook discussion group.

7d. Read the rules and work on it yourself, asking us question as needed

. You can reach us by email through the rules here at kaurath.com.

7e. All of the above

We are here to help.

8. Visit LARPortal to set up your character

Visit LARPortal.com and create and account
Join our campaign, Kaurath

Keep building out your character. We will have in person and on line character building sessions to help. Some have already taken place. More are coming and you can also contact our player help staff for their aid.


9. Add notes on Food Allergies, etc.

Adding notes on Food Allergies will help our kitchen staff since we provide Food from late Friday through midday Sunday. And any medical notes we need to know, or share with an EMT.

10. Register for the event

Register for a specific upcoming game of ours as either a PC or NPC

Include your housing notes there. Note that the housing code is not very bright so its really good for a team to all register together to get into the same cabin be it an 4 double bunk cabin with a fireplace or the more individual three double bunk cabins without. Make sure you include notes if you need a bottom bunk, they are limited supply at times and we have several folks who needed them for practical and medical reasons like CPAP machines.

11. Pay

NPCing is free, but the PC's help cover the costs and should go here to pay.


12. Sign the Waiver

Print out the Acident Waiver, fill it out, and bring it along.

13. Look awesome, be awesome, have fun!

It will be amazing. Its the first event under these rules so we are all taking things easy and having a no harm no foul approach as we get to know the shape of the future.

Remember to pack well.



Notes if you are under 18: We need a parent or legal guardian with you on site at the game. If they are not coming with you then you need to arrange to for them to designate an adult accompaning you as temporary guardian. We hopes it is not an issue but just in case something happens, like a slip while running thorugh the woods, we need a responsible adult present to deal with things.

Persons under 18 need to be qualified to engage in combat. Speak with our Marshals at the start of an event. Until then you can still participate but can not wieled weapons and must wear the blue glowing headband that marks you as someone not to be attacked. (A number of us wear them from time to time as weather or medical issues make us non-combat. Chat with the senior staff on side and we will do what we can to help.)

14. Fill out the Post Event Letter after the Event

The PEL covers both how your event went and lets you tell us what Info Skill or action you are taken between Events.

Family notes: Children who are playing full characters and are participating in combat count as normal players.
Children who are not ready to participate in combat must wear a glowing blue headband, avoid combat.
The first child accompaning a parent is free as the parent must be spending time paying attention to them.
Each subsequent child pays half price, or each pair of children pay as one adult, covering the added costs.
Babes in Arms are not counted. All children must be actively supervised by a parent or guardian.

Merchants: if you are spending the event selling not roleplaying or are actively support ongoing plots your fees are capped at half price to contribute to our site costs.

Things to do if you plan to be a Non-Protagonist Character

A. Visit LARPortal to set up your character

Visit LARPortal.com and create and account
Join our campaign, Kaurath

Indicate that you plan to NPC for us.

B. Add notes on Food Allergies

Adding notes on Food Allergies will help our kitchen staff since we provide Food from late Friday through midday Sunday. And any medical notes we need to know or have handy to pass on in case we need to call a service.

C. Register for the event

Register for a specific upcoming game of ours as either as an NPC

Make sure you include notes if you need a bottom bunk, they are limited supply at times and we have several folks who needed them for practical and medical reasons.
This is it for an NPC. The event is free, the food from Friday through Sunday is included. We actually provide some basic pizza on Friday for those of you who show up and helping set up.

D. Show up. Look awesome, be awesome, have fun!

It will be amazing. Its the first event under these rules so we are all taking things easy and having a no harm no foul approach as we get to know the shape of the future.

Remember to pack well.

If you can arrive in the 4-6pm Friday window and help set up that is a big plus but we appreciate all the time you can contribute.

An added plus -- NPCs earn the same credit toward a character as you would if you PCed it here. And you can put those days of credit towards any other friendly LARP where you may have a player character -- we are in general always willing to trade as part of our policy of supporting the hobby generally.