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After creating an account on Larpwriter, you can start creating a larp. However, until confirmation of your email address, the following limitations apply:

  1. you cannot access a larp created by someone else in which you are registered as an organizer
  2. you cannot add organizers to the larps you create
  3. you don't receive emails listing the latest changes made in the larp

To waive these limitations, all you need to do is confirm your email address

Click here to confirm your email address

Be notified by email of the changes made in the larp

As an organizer you can receive a daily email listing all the latest changes made in your larp by the organizers: creation/deletion/ modification of characters, groups, documents... opening/closing of registrations, configuration changes, registration of a new organizer, etc..

To do this, simply check "Be notified of changes by email" in your organizer page (available from the 'Organizers' tab of your larp).

You will not receive email if no changes have taken place the previous day, if you are the sole organizer of your larp or if your email address is not confirmed.

Linking a character and a player

You can link a character and a player. The player's photo will be displayed in the character's group and in all the other characters that have a relationship with them.

Adding a character in a group

You can add a character in a group. It will be displayed in the group members list, along with a general description of their role within the group.

Group not included in its character members

In the edition page of a group it is possible to not include this group in its character members. That is to say that the group PDF sheet will not be associated with the PDF sheets of the group characters, nor mentioned in those PDF sheets. Thus the players of those characters will not know about this group.

It permits to define groups of characters representing plots or relationships whose players are not aware of. To regroup such groups, for example you can define a group "plots" that includes those groups.

Such groups appear with a gray background in the list of groups.

Relationships between characters

You can create relationships between characters and describe the nature of those relationships. Larpwriter allows you to make sure relationships between characters are described consistently by displaying a warning on a character's page:

  • if there are other characters who have relationships to him, but he does not have relationships to them
  • if a relationship to another character has no corresponding reverse relationship, that is to say if the other character has no relationship to the character

Relationships between groups

You can create relationships between groups and describe the nature of those relationships. Larpwriter allows you to make sure relationships between groups are described consistently by displaying a warning on a group's page:

  • if there are other groups who have relationships to it, but it does not have relationships to them
  • if a relationship to another group has no corresponding reverse relationship, that is to say if the other group has no relationship to the group

Send characters by email

From a character page you can click on 'Send by email' (in 'Other actions') to automatically send an email to the player associated with the character. He can then download from www.larpwriter.com its character sheet and all associated documents.

Similarly from a group page you can automatically send an email to all players of the group (and of its included subgroups) so they can download their character sheet and all related documents.

Finally you can do it once for all the characters of the larp from the 'Overview' tab.

Warning: it is possible that the email sent to the player goes directly to its 'spams' directory. Check with the players that they have received the email.

Main contact email

When an email is sent to a player so that he can download his character sheet, the character organizer email is included as the contact address. Alternatively you can define in your larp configuration page a main contact email address that will be used instead. Thus all your player support requests are centralized to this email address.

Other name of a character

You can define another name for a character, for example if he has a double identity in the larp. It is then possible to create relationships to this character using one or the other of its two names: some characters will know him with its first identity, others with its second identity.

Similarly the character can be a member of a group with its first or second identity.

Character description template

When a new character is created, by default, its description is filled in with the character description template.

Through the template, you can define which characteristics will be mentioned in a character's description: age, occupation, life points, background...

The character's name, implication with groups and relationships with other characters are defined outside of the description, making it useless to mention them in the template.

If you are an administrator organizer, you can change the description template in the configuration page of your larp.

Add a document to all the PCs or NPCs

From the creation or edition page of a document, you can add this document to all the PCs and/or NPCs. Thus you don't have to do it for each character. Useful for the game rules for example.

Adding a document to a character or a group

You can add one or several documents to characters (and groups). Those documents will be automatically included when a player downloads the character's ZIP file.

Tagging a document

You can classify your documents providing them with one or more tags: just enter the names of the tags separated by spaces (do not put spaces or dots inside your tag name, for example use "things-to-do" instead of "things to do" or "things.to.do"). By searching or clicking on the name of a tag you can get all documents with this tag.

Include extra information in the PDFs

In the edition page of your larp, you can choose to include or not in the characters' and groups' PDF sheets those extra informations: name, email and phone number of the player; name, email and phone number of the organizer, associated documents, groups.

Add a background image in the PDFs

In the edition page of your larp, you can upload a background image that will be included in all the PDF of your larp. Thus you can customize the PDFs by adding borders, a logo, a background texture... The image is repeated on each page.

Translations

The registration form, the character sheets & group sheets contain indications by default in French or English. You can translate those indications in the your larp configuration page.

Copy the larp

From the "Overview" tab you can create a copy of your larp and select the elements to be copied: characters, groups, documents, players, organizers. You can then edit your copy as you wish. Copy your larp may be useful for example:

  • if you have a murder party you want to play in two sessions with two different groups of players. Once you have finished writing your murder party, you can make a copy to manage registrations and players of the second session, while managing in the first version the registrations and players of the first session.
  • if you have a larp or murder party that you want to make public . By copying it without the players, you get a version that you can make public, while preserving your original version.
  • if you want to share a larp with someone else, without publishing it.
  • if your larp is in fact a campaign composed of several successive larps. You can create a new larp from the previous one and copy all the characters, groups and documents and possibly the players. So you do not have to manually copy the information that you need from one larp to the next one.

Publish the larp

From the "Overview" tab you can publish your larp, that is to say allow anyone to access, copy or download it. When you publish your larp all the characters, groups and documents become visible.

The players, organizers and registration requests will remain available only to the organizers of your larp. Only organizers can edit the content of your larp.

To publish your larp you must first create a document named "intro". This document will be displayed in the "Overview" tab for people visiting your larp. Try to indicate at least:

  • the game universe: Victorian, contemporary, medieval...
  • the number of characters, NPCs, organizers
  • the game duration
  • a summary of the plot
  • possibly your name and contact information, because by default Larpwriter does not display the organizers of a published larp
  • possibly under what conditions can be reused your creation, for example by using a Creative Commons license

How can an organizer access a larp?

The organizer must create an account with their email address and be registered as an organizer with that email address within the larp.

Administrator organizer

An organizer can be appointed administrator in a larp.

Only an administrator organizer can perform the following tasks:

  • add, modify and delete other organizers
  • change the larp's configuration
  • publish the larp
  • delete the larp