All about your New Player Marshal
Welcome New Players!
Here at Dystopia Rising: Pittsburgh we have a designated marshal here to help take care of you. Her name is Kali Baker, and she plays her own personal character named Gail. She’s here to help you get started with your new adventures into the Dystopia Rising LARP.
You’ll find her during Check-in of any DRPA event where she will help you create your characters, check your weapons to be combat safe, inspect your costuming and get you your New Player gear!
All New Players who are starting with a weapon skill will receive a “Starter Weapon”. On top of this you will also receive “Starter Armor” that is purely based on the out-of-game materials your armor is made from, how genre it is, and how much of your body it covers. Kali’s here to help make sure getting all of your starting gear goes super smooth!
On top of all this, she plays a reoccurring NPC by the name of Postmaster Ivan. On an out of game level this is to give your character jobs to complete for rewards to help you get started, as well as giving you your own personal plots to get yourselves involved in the game. We want to make sure the experience of meeting new people goes as smooth as possible for you.
On an in game level, Postmaster Ivan is a local Sainthood who is in charge of the entire Post Office. She’s taken it upon herself to also be responsible for bringing in new people to the settlement, looking out for them, and making sure they’re taken care of - as well as having something to do.
Every Friday night Kali will first handle all the New Player duties. Your local Coordination Director, Anthony Hill, will get your character into the database and give you your first character sheet. After all of this, Kali will take you to Monster OPs where you will get a new player orientation. Right afterwords she will take you into game as Postmater Ivan to get you introduced to the game and seed a Saturday plot that is specifically for New Players. Saturday, between the afternoon and evening, PostMaster Ivan will come back out again for this plot.
If you have any questions as a new player between the events you’ll send an e-mail to DRPennStaff@gmail.com But, if you have any questions during an event Kali will be there to help you out! The Marshals of DRPA are also a great choice should you have any questions. If there are any larger questions or concerns regarding anything happening at the event, your Directors are also there and ready to help you with anything you need!