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Zack loves creating deep, interconnected plotlines for players to explore. When not doing that, he can be found over at Geek Taco writing about nerd stuff.


  Level Cost Abilities Total* Influence = Skill Level + Charismatic Trait 1 10 Etiquette: 1/day 10 2 5 Specialty 1 15 3 10 Etiquette: 2/day 25 4 15 Speciality 2 40 5 20 Etiquette: 3/day 60 6 25 Speciality 3 85 7 30 Etiquette: +1/day -or- Grand Conspiracy 115 8 35 Specialty 4 -or- [...]

By |2024-01-26T11:26:32-05:00January 26th, 2024|General Skills|Comments Off on Diplomacy

COVID Policy

Effective immediately, all participants in any FRACTURED LARP run events must show, or have previously shown, proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Participants who are unwilling to present this information to a member of staff will not be allowed to participate in these events. While the initial presentation is intended to be a [...]

By |2022-07-29T04:39:22-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Policy|Comments Off on COVID Policy

COVID-19 2020 Response

As we all navigate these unprecedented times, it is becoming more obvious that a COVID-safe LARP experience is something that simply cannot be done in good conscience. While we love and miss all of you, we will always err on the side of caution and try to preserve a fun, safe environment.  We are [...]

By |2022-07-29T04:39:44-05:00August 7th, 2020|Policy|Comments Off on COVID-19 2020 Response

Hymns of Mother Night

Hymns of Mother Night Homeworld: The Labyrinth of Dreams   Spells   Name   Type Before the Thought, the Hand doth Move Alone Instant (special) Great Weaver, Hear my Prayer for Blessed Sleep Readied (packet) Her Sheltering Hand Night Terrors Circumscribe Instant (caster) The Seat of Wonder, Innocence, and Sin Instant (special) Comfort’s Cousin, In Infant Arms Adored [...]

By |2024-02-02T07:30:46-05:00October 14th, 2017|Magic Schools|Comments Off on Hymns of Mother Night

The Weirding Words and Hermetic Superstitions

Homeworld: The Nightmare Dominancy   Farys’s Wild Cruelty Instant Beast of Teeth Guarin’s Shameless Excess Instant Beast of Smoke Ultima’s Absolute Contempt Ward Beast of Mirrors Merle’s Withering Gaze Readied (Touch) Beast of Eyes Gulliston’s Dreadful Verdict Readied (Packet) Beast of Knives Cahier’s Poisonous Regard Instant (Touch or Caster) Beast of Bones A Light to [...]

By |2017-10-14T22:39:43-05:00October 14th, 2017|Magic Schools|Comments Off on The Weirding Words and Hermetic Superstitions


At Fractured, we value the feedback of our players after every game. That’s why we always offer an extra Character Point for a completed feedback form! We always want to know what you thought of the game, what you liked, and what you thought could have been better. In order to qualify for the [...]

By |2022-07-29T04:36:21-05:00September 18th, 2017|Policy, Rules|Comments Off on Feedback

Archery Rules

Bows, Crossbows, and Certification   Unlike many LARPS, Fractured allows the use of real bows and arrows in combat. However, due to the limitations of these items, as well as an increased safety risk if they are used improperly, we require every player that uses a bow to undergo a mandatory safety training [...]

By |2018-02-27T19:53:55-05:00August 4th, 2017|Rules|Comments Off on Archery Rules

Annotations of the Great Index

Origin World: The Great Library: Restricted Section Packet color: Colorless   Spells   Name   Type The Foundations of Rhetoric Readied (special) The Essentials of Mathematics Readied (special) The Requisites of History Readied (special) The Disciplines of Naturalism Readied (special) The Revelations of Beauty Readied (special) The Intricacies of Design Readied (special) The Principles of Expression Readied [...]

By |2023-01-23T18:50:17-05:00April 18th, 2017|Magic Schools|Comments Off on Annotations of the Great Index

Weapon and Armor Guidlines

Weapon Guidelines Here are the guidelines and dimensions for acceptable boffer weapons. Note that we reserve the right to accept or reject weapons for safety and/or aesthetic reasons. If you have an alternate construction technique beyond the standard (see Chapter 10: Resources), you must allow us to examine and discuss it with you, before we [...]

By |2023-01-13T06:19:55-05:00March 24th, 2017|Rules|Comments Off on Weapon and Armor Guidlines

Combat 101 and Safety

Knowing how to heft a shield, swing a sword, or shoot a bow will no doubt come in handy. Knowing how to do all of this safely, of course, is of primary importance. Lightest Touch FoD games are boffer LARPs, meaning physical combat is acted out in real time, with combatants actually striking each other [...]

By |2024-03-28T09:28:06-05:00March 10th, 2017|Rules|Comments Off on Combat 101 and Safety
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