Com­mu­nity em­barks on new LARP ad­ven­ture

Seaway News - - NEWS - SHAWNA O’NEILL [email protected]

SOUTH STOR­MONT, On­tario – Res­i­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to join the first episode of a live ac­tion role-play­ing game at South Stor­mont Town­ship on Satur­day, Jan. 5.

Shawn Loader, Owner of Ex­o­dus LARP Sys­tems, said that he and his wife Sarah had been work­ing on their orig­i­nal LARP script since Fe­bru­ary of 2018.

“Ev­ery (player’s) in­ter­ac­tion is mean­ing­ful. It pro­gresses and changes the sto­ry­line as it builds,” said Loader.

Loader has been in­volved in the LARP com­mu­nity for about 12 years and be­lieves that Ex­o­dus LARP Sys­tems is cur­rently the only LARP or­ga­ni­za­tion that ex­ists in Corn­wall and SDG.

“I feel for es­pe­cially the older youth...it’s more mean­ing­ful in­ter­ac­tions than play­ing some­thing like a mass, on­line role-play­ing game,” said Loader about the ben­e­fits of LARPing. “You’re ac­tu­ally in­ter­act­ing with peo­ple.”

Loader ex­plained that he works with a lot of skilled in­di­vid­u­als, in­clud­ing great sew­ers and cos­tume de­sign­ers, peo­ple who make pros­thet­ics and props, as well as Black­smiths.

Rem­nants of Hu­man­ity is set 210 years af­ter ‘the week of fire’ and nu­clear war­fare. For the first time, play­ers emerge from un­der­ground to ex­plore the world. Play­ers must be 16-years-old and up and pay $40 dur­ing the win­ter months to par­tic­i­pate for 8 hours of en­ter­tain­ment. For a full sched­ule, visit Rem­nants of Hu­man­ity “Adapt or Die” or Ex­o­dus LARP Sys­tems on Face­book.

Go to www.corn­wallsea­waynews.com for the rest of this great story PLUS ad­di­tional SN cov­er­age.

(Shawna O’Neill/TC Me­dia).

From left-to-right, Scott Beau­doin, Sarah Lalonde, Alex Michaud, Em­mett Brazeau and Neil Car­riere.

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