Many of our friends and fellow larpers (live action role players) are familiar with CHARIOT LARP, our groundbreaking digital larp adventure. Since its initial launch, we’ve always wanted to run a significant in-person CHARIOT event. Now, we have the chance. We’ve partnered with Adventure Pub in Arlington, MA to run an in-person event – as we also run an event online.

We are excited to announce:

About CHARIOT: Failsafe

CHARIOT: Failsafe will focus on the construction and nature of the CHARIOT ship(s) which will be used in the September 29th mission. In this two-part larp conducted by video, you’ll make engineering decisions that will determine a significant part of the adventure for the in person and online players on the 29th. Yes, you may play the same character in Prelude and on the 29th. This larp will take place online, on September 23 and 25th from 7:30 – 10:30 PM ET. Buy your ticket here for $55. Get your ticket here!

About CHARIOT: Adventum and CHARIOT: Inventa

Join The Geek Initiative aboard the UGS CHARIOT for an immersive sci-fi live action adventure on September 29, 2019. In this event, you’ll play a crucial role aboard an intergenerational spaceship leaving a war-torn earth, bound to start anew – until you receive some concerning information via a communications relay. 

Are you prepared to live aboard a deep space vessel as one of humanity’s last hopes for survival in this one day intergalactic mission? Prepare yourself to overcome never seen before situations that could only occur light years from mankind’s decaying planet Earth.

Your ticket includes a unique, custom character (created for you after character survey), access to the full player guide, and a set brunch from Adventure Pub. We will play in the pub’s sci-fi room. Our agenda will include a safety and inclusion briefing, three solid hours of game play, followed by a debrief session. 

Freeform Larp Style

This larp style is American freeform. While your character sheets will have suggestions for play, this is a story-focused larp based on the interpersonal relationships and beliefs of the characters, not mechanics. New and experienced live action gamers are welcome!

Your decisions will affect future events in The Geek Initiative’s CHARIOT universe. Previously, CHARIOT events happened only in digital live action games, which have set the stage for your adventure. No previous knowledge of prior events is required – our CHARIOT ship travels through unknown space and you will receive a one-page mission briefing at the event with all the key facts and information you need to know.

The event includes two ways to play: 

  • CHARIOT: Adventum: The in-person interactive adventure takes place at Adventure Pub. The CHARIOT ship includes state of the art technology and some of the brightest minds ever seen before. Cost: $75. Limit: 36. Get your ticket here!
  • CHARIOT: Inventa: Or, play from the comfort of your own home in the online adventure, captained by celebrated game master and CHARIOT captain alum Josh Heath. This runs at the same time as our in person adventure, and you will communicate with the players at the flagship CHARIOT from nearby vessels. Cost: $55. Limit: 8. Get your ticket here!

Cooperation is key in the vastness of space, where the remnants of humanity must work together to survive.

Both events take place on September 29, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM. The schedule:

  • Introductions and Safety Briefing
  • Game play begins, including crossover interactions (online and IRL)
  • Brunch Served (online players may plan to eat together as well)
  • Game play conclusion
  • Debrief

Adventure Pub Fixed Price Menu Options (included in ticket cost)

(To be provided soon by The Adventure Pub!)

Code of Conduct

Participants will be asked to sign a code of conduct in line with our safety and inclusion policies and photography release. All guests must abide by the rules of the Adventure Pub and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

About Our Game Masters and The Geek Initiative

The Geek Initiative LogoOur Adventure Pub-based CHARIOT crew will include game masters Tara M. Clapper and Terry Crew. Game Master Shayna Cook will focus on facilitating integrated interactions between our online and IRL players. Our online game master is Josh Heath, game master of the acclaimed CHARIOT: IOTA online mission. All of our game masters and administrators are compensated fairly for their work.

Founded by Tara M. Clapper, The Geek Initiative Larps (The Geek Initiative, LLC) has been running digital live action games since 2017. CHARIOT was the first larp created in a series of interconnected settings. This is our first integrated digital and live action CHARIOT adventure. Tara and The Geek Initiative team have provided digital components and services to several other larp studios including The Game Theatre (Dragon Thrones) and Jackalope Live Action Studios (Cyberpunk: Night City).