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What is a traininglarp? Part 1

I have probably mentioned it more than a few times before. And there has been a lot of questions about it. So it might be better to explain a bit about what I have been involved myself in.

Traininglarp is a live action roleplaying game concept that combines roleplaying and training. The game is decided in two separate phases. But before that the players will both have their character for the game and their personal goal for the training season.

So first there is the training season. Each player chooses their own challenge, a goal they try to achieve during the period and finally realize it at the game day. Based on their goals the players are divided into small teams, or tribes as we call them. These tribes work as a support and accountability groups. They make sure everybody is on board and build up a team spirit. These groups are also supported by us organizers and we encourage for example arranging training time together with each other.

And it's not just exercising. We also try to guide our players towards other good habits. To take care of their diet, sleep and other things concerning their well being. 

During the training season they will also track all their training activities into the app we have made for the game. In the app there is also weekly quests the players try to complete either individually or as a team. These quests in turn tie in to the storyline of the game and by completing those quests players also build their characters unlocking new stories.

More about the gameday itself tomorrow on part 2.