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, October 28th to Saturday October 30th 2021. 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. Due to increased cost since the cancelled run in November 2020 we have decided to do away with the three tier ticket price.

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 

Sign up opens July 21 2021 and will be open until at least August 15, or longer is 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. The deadline is September 10. 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 would generally 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 or national Covid-19 rules that force 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 various 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 October can be cold. Even more so, the site is not heated when the larp starts, and will have months of winter chill in its walls. Some methods of heating will get 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 includes transport on a participant bus that we will organize. It will leave from Stavanger and from Sandnes, and return with passengers after the larp is over. 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.