A Guide is a trusted player that aids their fellow players on the field and helps Employees coordinate and organize events.

Like all other players, you will have a four hour NPC block in which you will be assisting instead of casting. During your Guide block, you might help write out item cards, coordinate casting members, or help facilitate IG events and watch to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Outside of your guide block, you handle rules questions, addressing safety concerns, card checks, and spectating theft or CvC actions.

 All guides are tasked to take the RAINN Course on Sexual Assault & Harassment to strengthen our community and support with education. Please send both quizzes with 100% to Gabe@dystopiarisingma.com for our records. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Gabriel or Drea (Andrea@dystopiarisingma.com) about this.

There are five kinds of Guides:

  • Settings , who deal with costuming, make-up, and helping other players with genre questions.

  • Coordination , who help with checking in and out players to the game, fulfilling crafting requests, and other questions.

  • Rules help facilitate the modules of the Ops Guide on their block, organizes, and manages casting players during play.

  • New Player aid our new players in becoming familiar with the game world, rules system, and any help they might need.

  • Ops are in charge of executing and assigning Rules Guides to specific modules and running Gravemind scenes. They're like the stage manager for their four hour block.

The things we look for in a guide are:

  • A calm, can-do attitude. You'll be a guide for many players, often in chaotic situations. You'll need to be able to stay in control and be willing to solve problems with an attitude that keeps things positive.

  • An orientation toward customer service. You may be an expert in LARP, but others aren't. You'll need to help make a welcoming, opening space that doesn't feel like a club house.

  • Willingness to learn. People will come to you for rules questions, and you need to be up-to-date on policies as they happen and be ready to seek answers when you don't know them. A Guide can never reply with "I don't know," it's "let's find out together."

  • Passion for the game. Our Guides are often the first person a player will encounter when they come to DR. You are our ambassadors and first impressions. Show them how much you love the community and game, and they'll share your love too.

If you think that sounds like you, fill out the application below and we'll be in touch if we need more guides!

Name *
What kind of Guide are you interested in applying for? *
Previous LARP experience isn't important -- handling tough situations, working in customer service, and anything where you're excited or helping people is great!
I agree that I will not miss any games outside extenuating circumstances and will notify the directors as soon as I know. *
All guides receive: - One Community Achievement awarded at 3 months service each game year (as they reset at Downfall) - Guides can bring one new player to every home game for free. - 2 free months added to their Advanced Membership - 10% discount on all Dystopia Rising Merch - 40 Caps per game assisted as per duties listed above