Maelstrom II, Malaysia’s first and foremost boffer LARP event, is just around the corner (26-27 November 2016). As a member of the Maelstrom NPC (non-player character) crew, I joined the pre-game briefing today.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes of every successful LARP, there are long and in-depth planning sessions. Here, where we work out how to connect game events with the players’ various missions and goals.
Under the direction of Maelstrom head honcho Sacha Dijkshoorn, we dicussed NPC roles and relationships. After a short recap of the plot from previous sessions of this post-apocalyptic fantasy LARP, Sacha assigned us to two main factions. These factions would provide possible allies and enemies for the players to face during the two-day event.
There were also discussions about monster attacks and other special events that would be set up by our hard-working NPCs – plot twists which I won’t reveal here!
Into the Maelstrom
Suffice to say, if you’ve joined Maelstrom II (or are about to) there are some intriguing turns of fortune in store. But as with any live-action roleplaying event, the best parts of the story are the ones you create yourself.
You can learn more about the local LARP community at the MyLARP Facebook Group. Members are currently discussing plans to get to the Sungai Chongkak camping site, tips on camping out, and more.
Learn more about Maelstrom LARP at the event page.
Check out our previous coverage of Maelstrom!