Announcing Tournament of the Roses


The traditional Tourney of the Roses takes place only once a year, and draws the best Knights from Cambria and Avalon, who compete for the Victor’s crown. The winner of each bout is given a rose to present to their favoured from amongst the court, and it is said these roses possess magical properties.

This year, Tourney participants have the honour of fighting before not one, but two Queens. Her Majesty, Queen Eloise Pendragon of Avalon, and the young Queen Claudia Braidenburg of Cambria are both in attendance, and the atmosphere is electric. It is rumoured that Eloise is seeking a match for her brother, Prince Berengar, and Claudia herself is yet to seek a consort.

In addition, renowned philanthropist and gentleman adventurer, Lord Wentworth of Coxley, has returned from his adventures abroad and has brought with him a wealth of magical artifacts and ancient curiosities, which have the keenest minds of both kingdoms intrigued.

It is a beautiful summer day. Banners are flying, and sport, feasting and dancing await!

The Tournament of the Roses is a Medieval Fantasy LARP filled with intrigue, romance, mystery and action! With both pre-written and player written character spots available, this LARP offers opportunities for both new and experienced Players.

Player written characters will need to be submitted beforehand, and will be woven (where possible) in with the pre-written characters. The sooner we receive concepts, the better we can incorporate their stories in with others.

Pre-written characters will have more GM direction, but still allow for player autonomy on the night. Consider these characters very similar to our usual parlour LARP write-ups.

The Tourney itself will be fought with a Boffer ruleset, but it is unlikely that combat will occur outside of the Tourney ring. Barring the Tournament, it is our intention that this game is primarily one of social interaction, magical mysteries and political intrigue.

The first wave of player written character submissons must be shared to via googledocs no later than the 14th of January. We will be doing a second read-through so the final deadline is the 21st of January for these submissions, but we can not guarantee plot connections from that point onward.

The schedule for the day’s events is a Tournament during the day, followed by a Feast, and finished by a Dance in the evening. The cost of food is included in the overall cost of the event.

Payment Details are as follows:

Kiwi Bank

Reference: YOUR NAME
Particulars: ROSES

The cost is $35, with a $5 discount for NZLARPS members and a $5 early bird discount if payment is received before the 14th of January. Discounts stack. Note that your player spot is only reserved once payment is received.

Though this particular game is a one-off, we are developing the setting with a campaign in mind, and the ability to reprise your characters in future events is possible.

Rules Document:

Character Guide:

Setting Document:

Registration Form:


Costume Guide:


This LARP is written run by Rowena Knill, Reuben Strom, Brad Thompson & Bethany Strom.

Date of Game: Sunday, 12 February 2017. 12:30pm to 10:30pm.

Location: Otimai Lodge,1 Kauri Loop Road, Oratia.


This sounds like a really fun LARP! I hope after it runs in NZ, the materials will be made available for others to run it. :slight_smile:


Original post has been updated with links to rules and setting documents.
Any questions, please email to


Reminder that the early bird discount ends this Saturday.

If you want to play please fill in the sign up form:


Registered and Paid list. * indicates payment received.
Sam W
*Prema C
*Walter H
Sarah D
*Nikki B
*Phillip B
*Mani R
*Cheryl F
Serena O
*Jacqueline B
*Alastair K
Hannah T
*Jeff M
*Stephen K
Nick P
Bo B
*James S
*Sophie M
*Tigger B
*Eva G
Philippa M
Jonathan F
*Sarah H
*Dylan T
Martin C
*Kirsten-Jessica M
*Dave L
*Dave A
*Hannah J
*Brent J
*Josie J
*Charles J
Tim C
*Glenn P
*Antonia B
*Derek T
Anneke S
Stacey G
*Phil S
Cameron B


Note there is a cap on GM written characters which is almost reached. If you would like a character written by us please sign up soon to avoid disappointment. Also note the player written character submission deadline is this coming Saturday. Any player written characters submitted after that point with approval from us can come to the game but is unlikely to have connections written in from us, but there will still be plenty to do. Characters will only be confirmed after payment has been received.


We have now hit our cap for GM written characters. For those of you still submitting your own characters, you have until Saturday to get them into us!
If you are desperate to play a GM written character, you are welcome to go on our wait list, so feel free to register, but otherwise, get writing!


GM pre-written character concepts have been sent out to players. Please check your inbox. If you signed up for a GM pre-written character and did not get an email please let us know ASAP. Also if you haven’t already please remember to pay.


Cast list: