Re:Boot

Practical

Where

The old Dale Psychiatric Hospital, near Stavanger Norway, about 20 km from Sola Airport Stavanger.

Dale Hospital dates back to 1911, and was in use up until 2004. We will use a small and confined portion of the otherwise large facilities. Some history about the hospital can be found here (in Norwegian only).

When

Thursday, November 3rd to Saturday November 5th 2022. You must be onsite no later than 15:00.

The larp ends on Saturday evening, presumably around 19:00-20:00. Participants may leave then, or stay behind for an onsite afterparty.

Ticket price

  • 2000 NOK / 200 EUR

Registration

This larp has an 18 year age limit. There is no upper age limit.

A link will be posted here when registration opens.

Procedure 

When sign up opens, it will remain open for a period of time before it’s closed, or remain open if the larp is not fully signed by then. The order in which people register is irrelevant to selection, so there is no need to rush as long as you register before the deadline. We will review each registration and select participants for the larp based on the criteria listed below. Once we have finished selection, everyone who registered will get a mail stating whether or not they got a spot.

Payment

Once you have a confirmed spot, you have to pay to secure it. If you do not pay on time you will lose your spot. In the case of cancellations or participants failing to pay the larp fee on time, we’ll start contacting people on the waiting list to offer them a spot. 

There is no right of redrawal compensation (angrerett) for tickets to cultural events such as larps in Norway. Should you change your mind after the purchase is complete, you will not get a refund. The only time we will issue a refund is if Re:Boot is forced to cancel due to unforeseen events that fully prevents the larp from running and forces us to cancel.

SELECTION

Because of the limited amount of tickets, we strive to have balance among participants. Therefore we will use the following criteria:

  • Gender balance. We aim for a balanced representation of all gender identities.
  • Diversity. We wish to make a larp that’s friendly to participants of a variety of backgrounds and abilities.
  • Geography. Participant selection should reflect a broad geographical spread. We want both local, domestic and international participants.
  • Experience. We want to welcome both new and experienced participants to the larp.

What to bring

Sleeping bag (a must!), sleeping mattress (if you want), toiletries and medication in discreet packaging, ear plugs, small bottle of hand sanitizer, a personal drinking vessel (cup, bottle etc.), personal cutlery (fork/spoon), costume, personal effects for your character. Further details will be posted at a later time.

Safety

Norway in November can be cold. Even more so, the site is not heated when the larp starts, and will have early winter chill in its walls. Some methods of heating will become available during play. Pack warm clothes. Wool is great! There will be an offgame room available for participants who just need a little break away from other people.

Accessibility

We will be using upper floors in an old building, and although there is an elevator, please be aware that it is in disorder and can’t be used for transport of persons. If you have an impairment and have questions about accessibility, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will find solutions together.

Transportation

The ticket does not include transport on a participant bus, but we will organize this for an additional fee for those who want it. The larp site is 10 minutes drive from the city of Sandnes, which is accessible by train. It’s easy to come by car as well. There is also public transport to and from the site.


Characters

The characters are written with a scheme and matrix in mind to ensure balance and diversity in a group of people who have come together out of necessity and not because they naturally belong together.

The characters will have a simple background, character description, motivations/ideology and personality traits. The players are encouraged to expand the background and further build on their character as they wish. As long as main elements of the character are not dismissed, participants may make changes to their character.

Each character will be given relations to other characters. In addition, you may be required to create a relation type of your choosing for another two defined characters. Outside of these defined relationships, participants are free to create additional relations with any other player.