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What is Dystopia Rising?

     Dystopia Rising is a “contact safe” LARP game, set in the post-apocalyptic world, roughly 4 to 5 generations in the future. “Contact safe” means that the game uses foam implements and other artificial representations of things to lightly tap other players to execute a mechanic, avoiding any serious injury or unwanted physical contact.

     Since Dystopia Rising uses fake violence, gore, emotionally stressful situations and mature themes, players must be 17 and older with personal waivers signed by all members over the age of 18, and parental waivers for anyone under 18 years of age.

First Steps

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Dystopia Rising SoCal is the Los Angeles chapter of the networked Dystopia Rising LARP game series.

Dystopia Rising is a role playing game that takes place in a post apocalyptic world, long after the fall of civilization to a worldwide zombie plague. This world, many generations after the Fall, takes place in a new dark age where the remains of lost cultures linger in a world without direction. No global governments survived, no armed police to serve and protect, no organized educational systems, and no guidance to pull the world out of the spiral it has fallen into. The world is a dark, dangerous place where humanity is as much of a threat to existence as the undead horde is.




Dystopia Rising is a game that is not centered on the undead. It is a game that is centered on what becomes of the human condition when forced into an environment where survival could very well be your only concern. Do you decide to become a ruthless warlord, an amoral sociopath, or a monster much uglier inside than any zombie is on the outside? Perhaps you take the high road as a nameless wanderer, find higher purpose in faith, or do everything you can to force civility into a chaotic world. No one can tell you what you will do other than your own conscience. The world died many generations ago, and it is your turn to build the new world from the ashes.