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May 15, 2019 20:49:46

What is a traininglarp? Part 1

by @Arcticloon PATRON | 272 words | 335🔥 | 335💌

Janne Koponen

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I have probably mentioned it more than a few times before. And there has been a lot of questions about it. So it might be better to explain a bit about what I have been involved myself in.

Traininglarp is a live action roleplaying game concept that combines roleplaying and training. The game is decided in two separate phases. But before that the players will both have their character for the game and their personal goal for the training season.

So first there is the training season. Each player chooses their own challenge, a goal they try to achieve during the period and finally realize it at the game day. Based on their goals the players are divided into small teams, or tribes as we call them. These tribes work as a support and accountability groups. They make sure everybody is on board and build up a team spirit. These groups are also supported by us organizers and we encourage for example arranging training time together with each other.

And it's not just exercising. We also try to guide our players towards other good habits. To take care of their diet, sleep and other things concerning their well being. 

During the training season they will also track all their training activities into the app we have made for the game. In the app there is also weekly quests the players try to complete either individually or as a team. These quests in turn tie in to the storyline of the game and by completing those quests players also build their characters unlocking new stories.

More about the gameday itself tomorrow on part 2.

Originally published at arcticloon.fi

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    @Arcticloon - 👀 👀 👀 -- sounds awesome.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 15, 2019 10:55:06
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    @Arcticloon And here I thought it was a video game where I could set goals for my avatar and level him up to his best life while I sit on the couch eating pork rinds and peppered salami. 🤣

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 15, 2019 10:51:53
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      @brandonwilson In a way it is video game brought to the real world. Gamification of exercising and making it intriguing for the players has been one of our design goals. Many of our players are those archetypal gamers who don't get much out from their couches :D
      And while so far this has been mostly a voluntary hobby work we recently actually founded a company around the idea and are aiming to bring the similar concept for the companies who can offer it to their employees as a work wellbeing service.

      Janne Koponen avatar Janne Koponen | May 16, 2019 07:22:48
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