WELCOME TO NUKELANTA

NUKELANTA IS A VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO HOSTING FULLY-IMMERSIVE POST-APOCALYPTIC EXPERIENCES IN THE ATLANTA, GA AREA AND BEYOND.

We our known for our Fallout-inspired LARP, as well as attending several other events as a tribe. We are also organizing an east coast wasteland festival for 2018, as well as assisting other organizations in advertising their events across the wasteland. Our mission is to build up the post-apocalyptic scene on the east coast, and to help build experiences that are fun, engaging, and completely immersive.

The Nukelanta LARP is an interactive Fallout-inspired experience, open to players of all ages. Our game uses heavy contact melee and nerf blasters following the safety and damage rules of Dagorhir battle games. Families with children are welcome, and encouraged to participate. To learn more about our game, its rules/setting, and how to build a character, click here.

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General FAQs

What is Nukelanta?
Nukelanta is a volunteer organization dedicated to hosting fully-immersive post-apocalyptic experiences in the Atlanta, GA area and beyond. We our known for our Fallout-inspired LARP, as well as attending and hosting several other themed events. Our mission is to build up the post-apocalyptic scene on the east coast, and to help build experiences that are fun, engaging, and completely immersive.
Are your events all ages?
It depends on the event and the venue we’re hosting at. Our non-airsoft LARP events are all-ages. Airsoft events are usually 10 and up, unless otherwise specified. All children under 18 require adult supervision at all times, and may require a parent or guardian to sign a waver before letting your child attend.
That said, some of our events may also be adults-only. Please refer to our Event Calendar for more info.
Are your events accessible to players with physical disabilities?

Mostly yes. It depends on the venue we are at. While most areas at our events are accessible, some spaces may be more difficult for players using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. If you have an accessibility concern, please message us on Facebook or email us directly and we’ll be happy to assist!

Do your events have medical staff?

Yes. Some of our players/staff include first responders with certified medical training. We also have medical equipment ready and available for all our events. If you have a specific medical concern (food allergies, medicine, etc.), please message us on Facebook before our next event so that we can make sure you’re covered.

How much do events cost? How do I pay for my ticket?

It depends on the event. On average our event cost is about $25 a person, but that is subject to change at any time. Currently we only take payments at the event, but we are currently researching options for online pre-registration.

LARP FAQs

What is LARP?
LARP is an acronym that stands for Live Action Roleplaying. It is kind of like a combination of live theater and traditional tabletop roleplaying games, where instead of rolling dice at a table, players physically play out their characters’ actions. We put on costumes, fight battles, and collaborate to reach common in-game goals, such as looting for treasure, defeating monsters, or solving difficult puzzles.
LARPs are organized by a team of volunteer crew members (often called Game Masters, or GMs) who work with players to create a fully interactive, immersive world for everyone to play in. NPCs – or Non-Playable Characters – give out quests, share intel, attack players, organize shops, and perform other important tasks to keep a game fun and interesting for everyone involved. Where most players have their own ongoing original character, some players volunteer to NPC as special, temporary roles to keep the game going.
When/where is the LARP?
Our larp events are at Eastwind Castle, a medieval-style themed campsite in Aiken, SC (just over the GA/SC border). It is about a 3 hour drive from downtown Atlanta. Our larp events are usually 3 days, starting Friday afternoon and ending Sunday morning. Players are encouraged to come early to socialize and set up their camps before the game starts. More event details can be found on our Event Calendar.
Why are your LARP events in South Carolina instead of Georgia?

Our main LARP venue — Eastwind Castle — is a medieval village-style campsite that has experience hosting several large roleplaying and battlegame events, which made it a perfect place for us to grow. Their community of players have also been an incredible addition to our group, and we love playing out there!

Do you plan to host LARP events closer to Atlanta?

Yes! While we love our Eastwind site, we understand not everyone can afford the time to drive all the way out there to play. We are currently weighing a few options to host some events at venues in and around Atlanta, starting in early-mid 2018. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates, as well as our Event Calendar.

How do I join the LARP?

Just show up! Our logistics crew (the people who handle player information) will help you set up your character sheet, as well as give you the starter items you need (caps, chems, ammo, etc). If you’d like info on how to build a character before arriving, see our guide here.

Who can play at the LARP events?

Anyone! At your first event, all new players must sign a liability waiver. Minors are also allowed to play, but must have a waiver co-signed by a parent or guardian. We also ask that for safety purposes, children should not go unattended at any Nukelanta events.

I've never been to your LARP before. What do I bring?

Funny you should ask — we actually have a list. 😉

Does the LARP provide sleeping cabins, or do I need to bring a tent?

Bring a tent. At this time our main larp venue (Eastwind) is mostly camping-only. While the site does have several buildings, most of them are privately owned and not available for rent.

What kind of facilities does the LARP site have?

Bathrooms, hot showers, water fountains, electricity and sinks are available for everyone’s use. Eastwind does not have a public-use kitchen, but there are several fire pits to cook your food over.

Does the LARP provide food?

We usually provide one main meal Saturday night for everyone for free. Otherwise, we have a couple of food vendors on standby. Food vendors take cash payment, for usually just a few bucks per meal. You are also welcome to bring and cook your own food over one of several firepits on-site.

What fighting and weapon styles are allowed?

Foam weapons and nerf guns are allowed, but must be put through a safety inspection before they go into play. Our LARP follows the safety and damage rules of Dagorhir battle games. You can read more about these guidelines in our rulebook.

How do I earn caps?
Bottle caps are the in-game currency used for our LARP. All new players start off with a certain amount of caps. Logistics will help you make some purchase decisions at the beginning of your first game; beyond that, the wasteland is yours! Participating in quests, collecting bounties, gambling with other players, claiming loot from loot boxes and dead bodies, stealing from NPC shopkeeps, capturing and sell prisoners, and selling to merchants are all ways to earn caps in-game. You can also donate props and crafting supplies to the crew, and they will be happy to give you caps for your donations.
We also sometimes have a shortage of NPC players, which is when we will open up NPC shifts. Players who volunteer to NPC at certain times have the opportunity to earn caps for their regular character, if they’re willing to put in a couple hours of work. NPC shifts include monster shifts (play as a raider, feral ghoul, etc.), shopkeep shifts (run one of our main NPC shops), module shifts (help plot crew set up play areas for game mods) and other miscellaneous needs, as they pop up.
I am broke but still want to come. Can I play as an NPC?

Yes, please come! Full-time NPCs play and eat for free.

Does your LARP need non-combatant roles?

Yes, please! Non-combatant characters and NPCs are integral and add a special element to all our events. You can play your own original character, or you can volunteer to NPC. Non-combat NPC roles include shop vendors, player registration assistants, traveling merchants, reporters, wanderers, and more. Get creative!

What is a faction? How do I join/create one?

A faction is a group of characters who have banded together over similar goals. Joining a Faction in Nukelanta is not required, but is certainly encouraged. Factions can provide you with extra items, protection, and assistance during quests. In order to join a Faction, you must convince them in-game to let you enter their ranks. To form a faction, please refer to the Faction Creation section of our Rulebook.

How is death handled in your game?

Characters who die have two options to respawn: you can do one “monster” shift (a brief NPC shift where you play as a monster, such as an evil raider, feral ghoul, rogue robot, etc) or pay the death toll (20 caps to the NPC doctor). Please refer to our Rulebook for more information.

I see your game uses a lot of props, such as chems, weapons, etc. Do I need to bring my own?
Players are encouraged to bring their own padded melee weapons (Dagorhir style), or their own Nerf guns. We also have several loaner weapons available for new players. All weapons need to be safety checked before entering the game.
As for props, you an encouraged to bring your own to help build the immersion of our game, but consumable/purchaseable items – such as components, bandages, chems, etc – are provided in-game to you for free. All props that belong to the game masters must be turned in at the end of the game, to help keep our admission prices low. (It costs money to buy these things. Please be nice and return them!)
I am a food vendor. Can I come to your event?

Probably! We have a few dedicated food vendors, but are always looking for more. Contact us directly via Facebook message or email us at nukelanta@gmail.com and our founder Steve will be happy to get you more info.

I make clothing/props/art/etc. and am interested in selling at your event. Do you have vendor stalls available?

We sometimes do, depending on the venue and the availability. Contact us directly via Facebook message or email us at nukelanta@gmail.com for more info.