Expansion Committee Documents
do I get involved in a game?
There are several ways you can participate in our games:
- As a Player Character (PC) who participates in adventures
for experience and treasure
- As a Non-Player Character (NPC), one of the actors
or actresses in the game
- As Game Staff, Game Producers, Safety Officials and
many other positions.
What character choices do I have?
As a PC you design your own character. You have the choice
of playing any one of several different classes:
- Magic User
You decide your character's name, history and all other
details; your character history may be as brief or as
extensive as you like. The personality of your character
is limited only by your imagination (and some rules,
If you are interested in participation in a game, contact
your local IFGS chapter or if you can't find a local
chapter, contact our Society Clerk.
Don't worry about being an inexperienced player - the
IFGS has a rule requiring teams to include at least one
novice. New members are always encouraged and needed.
I only get to play a single character?
As a PC, during a given game you typically play only a
single character. However, you can play different characters
in different games. There is no limit to the number of
characters you can have.
As an NPC, you play one or more roles during a given game,
depending on the production and staffing needs of the
What about safety and insurance?
Above all else, safety is the goal of the IFGS. Everything
that is done, from designing a game, to building a weapon,
to making a costume, is done with safety in mind. In
addition, the IFGS carries a comprehensive insurance
policy, in case an accident should happen at a sanctioned
What do I need to bring to a game?
Your safety and comfort are essential to each game, and
being prepared will ensure that. Below is a checklist
of some of the more important items you should be aware
of, or bring to the game. This list is not intended to
Do I need a costume?
You should have a costume for the game. A simple tunic
or robe will be fine; however, you can be as creative
or realistic as you like. Costumes do need to have one
dominant, identifiable color for targeting purposes.
Be prepared for all kinds of weather. Be sure your footgear
provides support and is comfortable. Unlike other LARPs,
wearing real armor will not give you additional protection
- only roleplaying kudos!
Where can I learn the rules?
You'll need a copy of the IFGS fantasy rulesbook.
Rulebooks can be purchased from your local
IFGS chapter, amazon.com, or from the Society
What about weapons?
For safety reasons, REAL WEAPONS ARE BANNED from IFGS events.
You must borrow or construct a safety-approved foam weapon.
Instructions are provided in the rulebook, but it is
recommended that you have someone show you how to build
one. All weapons are checked before each game to be sure
they are safe.
a minor (under 18), can I play?
Absolutely! Minors are welcome in IFGS games. They must
- A permission slip;
- A liability
waiver signed by the minor's parents,
- A card in their pocket with:
- Their name
- The name of their parent or guardian
- Their parent/guardian's phone
- Any medical conditions, allergies
or health problems
Minors should tell their parents where they are, and should
arrange their own transportation. There will always be
someone present with the minor while they are on course.