Live role-playing can provide a means of expressing your imagination in ways that are not available in ordinary life. In moderation, this chance to step beyond the bounds of everyday reality enhances everyone's enjoyment of the game. However it can be helpful to bear the following points in mind when at events, in order to avoid offending or upsetting other people out of character and spoiling the game for them.
Physical restraint and force should never be used when role-playing; if you are kidnapping or arresting someone in character, you should tell them that they are being tied, then ask them to role-play the effects. References to crimes such as rape, torture and arson, whether in or out of character, are not acceptable and you will not be allowed to run any plots featuring scenes containing such offensive material. Players found to be advocating or role-playing behaviour of this nature may be asked to leave site and risk being banned from Lorien Trust main and sanctioned events for a period of no less than one year.
The Lorien Trust asks all attendees at its events to respect other people's property, from weapons and costumes to tents and tools. If you do damage a prop or piece of equipment belonging to another player, you should try to inform the owner as soon as possible. If the damage equipment belongs to Lorien Trust, report the accident to the staff at the security point. They will be able to make sure that any equipment made unsafe by the accident is removed or repaired. Any players found deliberately vandalising equipment belonging either to other players or to the Lorien Trust in any way, including graffiti, may be asked to leave site and risk being banned from Lorien Trust main and sanctioned events for a period of no less than one year and charged for any damage they have caused.
Much of the enjoyment of live role-playing comes from the chance to socialise and relax with friends. However the Lorien Trust would like to ask all our customers to be considerate when engaged in loud activities such as music and singing late at night; please try to keep noise at a level that will not disturb anyone trying to sleep in your part of the camp. As a general guide, loud activities should be kept to a minimum during time out, between the hours of 2am and 10am. A quiet camp is provided at most Lorien Trust main events; if you would like to camp here, please ask a member of the gate staff to direct you when you arrive at the site.
Losing a character into which you have put a lot of time and creativity can be an upsetting experience, particularly if it happens suddenly. Please be aware that someone whose character has just died may be upset, particularly if the player is a child. As with all aspects of the game, the Lorien Trust asks all participants to be aware of and respect other people's feelings.
Combat is an important part of live role-playing, involving the specially manufactured LRP weapons. All participants at Lorien Trust main events have agreed that live role-playing weapons may be used on them in the course of active participation in an event. Players are reminded that all blows must be pulled to reduce impact and all weapons and equipment are subject to the Lorien Trust's safety and usability standards.
Finally and most importantly, live role-playing is a hobby enjoyed by a great many people. We would like to ask everyone attending Lorien Trust events to make every effort to ensure that this remain the case.