A LARP for the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Tri-State Area
Who will you be?™
Knight Realms is a Live Action Role-Playing Game (also known as a "LARP") that involves both action (live mock combat, using padded "boffer" weapons) and atmosphere (acting focusing on drama, personal interactions, and other social activity). We are based at our own land in Sparta, New Jersey, with a player base that extends into the New York and Pennsylvania areas, and around the world.
Prologue October 2018
Every legend begins somewhere…
You’ve heard of it, right? The Grim Reaper, a specter of death, its imagery is everywhere. It’s seen in magic, faith, folk tales. A walking, robed bag of bones, and with a touch of his boney finger, you’re dead.
Yeah, well, I found him. The real thing… at least I think he is. He might be the first to dress the part, and do whole “murdering countless people thing,” but that doesn’t mean he is necessarily the best. I can think of at least two gods that would probably disagree with him on that.
Regardless, see, I made a deal with the bloke for power... well, made a deal with one of his followers at least. Not my first time making this kinda deal, mind you--I usually am able to back out in a couple of months due to a silver tongue and some quick thinking.
Issue here is he takes power from anyone, deal or not. I take a bit of offense to that; if this bites me in the ass, well I signed up for that gamble. Guy down the corner, runs a butchers shop, he didn’t have that choice; that’s what makes this thing sorta personal for me. I used to buy from that guy every Sunday morning. Made the best sausages outside of Faust.
So then, I’m looking for a way outta my bargain and after looking through my old books, I thought make a deal with an even bigger monster. Travance… now that’s about the biggest monster you can make a deal with. Issue is, Death has got a lot of monsters: vampire’s, wolfmen, mummies. It’s like a best of an All Hallows’ Eve parade.
The plan is simple: get Travance to deal with the baddies, Death becomes corporeal, get Travance to deal with death, I don’t have to feel like shit for siding with these guys anymore, and, as an added bonus, I probably get my soul back.
… Sounds like the boss is back. I should probably run before he realizes I’m raiding his library.
Main Menu is where you can find details for New Players, more about the staff, and the logistical workings of Knight Realms. We give you the rundown on the organization from what it is to how to be a part of it, and everything you need for your first event. If you are a visitor to this site, this section will tell you what we are all about. Parents or guardians of Knight Realms youth members can find information in here as well.
Events tells you the When, Where, and How of the actual game events, be they the monthly weekend long sessions or the special In-Game and Out of Game functions.
Game Play is more about the game, and what goes into playing it - Role-Playing (Acting), Props (Weapons and Armor), and other useful information about what makes the game so much fun. The Rulebook (also in the upper right hand corner) is always available for information about how the game itself is played.
Community is where you can find the Photo Gallery, filled with event photos, movies, fan art and more. You can also access the official Forums where the Knight Realms community discusses a myriad of important and fun topics. In the Forums new members can ask questions and generic announcements are made here as well.
In-Game is where you can study up on the world of Arawyn, the fictional realm which serves as the back-drop for the adventure and drama of Knight Realms. The Baron's Manor contains the laws and structure of the Barony in which the game is set, while The Baronial Library is an archive of knowledge about the world of Arawyn - with the last of your guttering candle flame, delve into the laws, maps, people, and cultures, which color it all.
Resources contains downloads, the feedback form, as well as links to websites of interest to the Knight Realms community.
Finally, be sure to look around and have fun! Enjoy your stay!