How a Larp Stood up to the Scrutiny of Billionaires: Underworld Larp Takes on The Dragon’s Den

Underworld LARP was featured recently on Dragon’s Den, a Canadian reality show where candidates pitch their business ideas to venture capitalists (Dragons).

Here’s a follow-up interview to our appearance, and thoughts and reactions to the recent exposure:

http://www.larping.org/feat/underworld-larp-dragons-den/

ARRG – Ryerson RPG / Gamers Club!

ARRG!

You find people who aren’t asking ‘Why do you have a latex sword?’ but say ‘Cool, you have a latex sword!’” De Crescentiis said. ARRG was founded just over five years ago. De Crescentiis said that the current group of more than 60 dedicated members still enjoy the same types of games that were played when the group first started out. Some of the group’s favourite picks include board games like Settlers of Catan and trading card games like Magic: The Gathering.

Marco, one of our players, is the president of AARG! – The Association of Ryerson Role-Players and Gamers, which meets Thursday nights on Ryerson University campus. Students and game enthusiasts alike can get together and play board and console games, as well as participate in tabletop campaigns that meet regularly at various locations in the city. ARRG also holds off-campus events such as paintball, birthday parties, online get-togethers (for PC gaming) and more. Chances are, if It’s game related, they’ll likely do it – even LARP. In fact, many Underworld LARP players are also Ryerson students, and members of ARRG.

We commend Marco & the club for promoting RPG and gamer culture as a whole, and for providing a place for Ryerson students to get their game on, make friends and explore the game worlds we have come to love.

If you are a Ryerson student, and interested in joining ARRG (or if you just wanna meet some wacky gamers), you can check out the Facebook group for the next meetup!

The group was recently featured in The Eye Opener on a list of “The most unique clubs on campus”!
Read the full article here!

Fan Expo 2013 Interview

Mark Berg spends his weekend in a world of fantasy.

From Friday to Sunday, Mr. Berg ceases to exist. Instead, Nevin, a wandering swordsman, travels the woods surrounding northern Oshawa, with his hand held tightly on his sword, on the lookout for monsters…

We have a small feature article at DurhamRegion.com – who came out to Fan Expo 2013 and saw our booth! It’s truly awesome seeing people write about LARP, especially when covering events as huge as Fan Expo. It shows that roleplayers have a significant place in the land of nerd-dom, and we’re totally proud of it!

Read the full article here!

UW Invades ConBravo 2013!

So ends another fine weekend of the “festival of everything geek”! Underworld was happy to be a part of ConBravo 2013 for an epic weekend of fighting demonstrations, panels, interviews and a lot of fun times.

Perhaps you caught the LARP 101 or LARP vs. RPG panels and were interested in learning more about our game? A good place to start would be our new players section!

We were also featured in the Hamilton Spectator – where you can read a bit about the game, as well as brief interviews with a couple players!

For a bite of the action, check out this video by CHCH, it features some of our players & tournament demos in their coverage of the event!

Sweat Magazine Article Fall 2012

It’s not like a one hour game. From Friday at 10pm to Sunday afternoon you’re just going the whole time.

A group of Underworld LARP players

We had a crew from Sweat Magazine come out to one of our events in the fall of last season. Their media team was lead by Victoria Brown, and they took photographs, video clips, and even published an article on the experience of our game.

Sweat is the official magazine of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA).

Here‘s the link to the online version of the publication, you’ll want to flip to page 24 to see their article on us!