Live Action Role Playing
Welcome to the home for Sacred Grounds LARP. Whether you are new to live gaming or consider yourself a veteran, we aim to make your experience at Sacred Grounds a fulfilling one. Some of the features of our game include: A robust Age of Exploration fantasy world with steampunk elements, experienced and helpful staff and volunteers, a lightest-touch combat system, a range of diverse character options, an exciting and deep in-game economy, and a high-quality presentation. We seek to promote an inviting environment and community from people of all walks of life. Whether you game for the story, the challenge, or for the pure escapism, Sacred Grounds seeks to be a game that anyone can enjoy.
Our goal as game-runners is to focus on story by giving players some of the keys to the kingdom. A robust economy, land system, and deep political tension make for constant interaction between players while storytellers craft moments that bring life to the world. Storytellers focus on classic writing practices to bring forth a world that feels real, establishing a variety of tones within a selection of themes that most represent the game world. The result is a game where every interaction matters, and decisions, big and small, have ramifications for the ongoing story and world. Sacred Grounds is a place where you can succeed and fail, overcome challenges, and have your heartstrings tugged at, all within a safe space.
It is the 16th year of the Unnamed Age in the world of Aularia. The world is beset with the threat of conflict at every turn as a tenuous peace between nations is tested on a daily basis. The Sacred Grounds are the new world, large islands to the west of the old world that are rich in resources of all kinds. This lush land is also the catalyst for peace in the modern-day. When the Daltanic Empire seemed poised to take on the newly-formed Gethanar Confederacy, the nation of Capriana proposed a land-sharing deal the demanded peace between participating nations. Not wanting to be left out of the vast resources of the island colony of Lucania, Daltanica, Gethanar, Mag'Duar, and Sholbara all signed the pact.
The result of Capriana's dealings is an island with shared settlements, from which all member nations profit equally. Relations between nations have never been as open as they are now, but still, there is conflict. Lucania may be shared, but many other islands are not: Daltanic-held Reinsburg, the volcanic Caprian island of Casoria, and the pirate-infested den of traders and scum that is Gethanar-held Landriga Bay. Still, other islands remained unsettled, such as the black shores of Myrcal, whose undead infestation makes it an untamable wasteland. And of course, there is also the matter of the wild races, whose claim to the land is older than any intruding member nation.
For now, the people of the colonies work together as best they can, with many developing a sense of pride from being a colonist, settler, or explorer that is divorced from their nation of origin. For many, home is no longer the old world, but the places where they now tread, gathering minerals, chopping lumber, and defending their settlements from the strange threats that occupy the colonies. The importance of the Sacred Grounds seems to attract threats both internal and external, the likes of which the world has not had for several Ages.
Currently, Sacred Grounds operates one location in Tunkhannock, PA, representing the town of Banner Rest on the island of Lucania, as well as occasional convention events that represent other areas of the world. Additional locations may be possible in the future.
We have some good and exciting news. We have secured the campsite we will be using going forward. The camp is called Camp Lackawanna and is located in Pennsylvania slightly northwest of Scranton. We also have dates for the fall as well as all of 2022 which are listed here and on the Event Registration Page .
The document below also has information about the camp. We intend to keep this as a living document till we reopen that we will add to as people ask questions and we filter in more information about the camp. We have set up a channel in the discord where you can ask questions and ask they be mostly put in there so they are centralized. We would like to thank everyone for all the camp suggestions as we filtered through almost 30 camps in finding this one. Based on current modeling and vaccine distribution we are planning to open back up in Aug, but as always this is subject to change.
If we are able to re-open as planned then we will be reviewing CDC guidelines and proof of vaccination will be required to attend.
I hope your summers have been going well. Our August event is coming up on us quick! This fall is looking to have tons of exciting stories and adventures! With that said, pre-registration will be going live this Saturday (8/6/22) at 2pm.
Additionally, given the fact that the new boosters aren't out yet, current booster effectiveness is waning, and COVID cases are rising we're going to ere on the side of caution here and will be requiring masks indoors in August. We will continue to evaluate this each month and will keep you all posted.
We've missed you all and hope to see you at our next event on August 19th-21st
Mike and Sarno
We have been reviewing our Covid policies in preparation for the new year and have decided on the following changes going into our March event. Given the surge of Covid over this past winter we have decided to require the new bivalent Covid booster. We wanted to announce this early to give people time to meet the new requirement. Our masking policy is under review still and we will decide closer to event.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE STILL REQUIRING PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION (2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna and the Booster or the 1 dose J&J and Booster)
Welcome to Sacred Grounds...
Upcoming Events for 2024
March 8-10 (GROBTACULAR EXTRAVAGANZA)
August 30-Sept 2 (3 night event, 10 year Anniversary!)
September 27-29 (New Player Event)
A Brief History...
Sacred Grounds LARP is the first project and game by Sacred Grounds Gaming, Inc. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sacred Grounds premiered at Dexcon on July 4th, 2014 in Morristown, NJ with a single day event, "The Supernal Gardens." In August of 2014, we began running weekend events at the Faire Play site in Montrose, PA near Scranton, PA and Binghamton, NY. Running for three events in its first season, the schedule was expanded in 2015 to include 7-8 full weekend events per year, as well as one-shot convention events.
The Sacred Grounds world now stands as the basis for other upcoming projects by Salt And Pepper Gaming Inc. and continues to expand its live gaming player base by remaining a game with strong social interaction, community, and production value.