New World Magischola is open to all participants who are age 18 by the date of the event. There is no upper age limit, and we have players of all ages. Participants portray roles as college students or school faculty and staff. For younger players in middle and high school, Magischola Prep is available.
What if I’ve never larped before?
This event is designed for you! We have designed this experience to be easy-to-learn and open to everyone. There are no complicated statistics, character build points, or experience levels. Instead it focuses on relationships, immersion, and story.
There is no physical combat in this game. Spell-casting and play techniques will be taught in workshops prior to the event, and each player will have access to a character coach to help you flesh out the character concept you are given by the organizers. There are no minimum costuming requirements (you need a wand!). You’ll also be part of player groups to help you prepare prior to the event.
June 20-23, 2019
Participants may check-in between noon and 2:00 pm on Thursday the 20th. Check out is at noon on Sunday. The game starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday evening and runs through Saturday night. Sunday morning is for wrap-up and debriefs.
Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is one of the Seven Sisters, a leader in women’s education in the US.
We will be spending most of our time in four buildings. Dormitory accommodations, House Common Rooms, and social space will in MacGregor Hall and Ham Hall, which are adjacent buildings with a shared courtyard. Classes and some club meetings will be in Ciruti Hall. Meals are in the Dining Commons in the Community Center, and the dance will be in the Community Center as well.
Formal ceremonies like Convocation, Sorting, and Graduation will be in Abbey Memorial Chapel.
All buildings except MacGregor and Ham close at midnight.
Outdoor spaces available for play are: the courtyard between MacGregor and Ham, the hill behind the Willits-Hallowell Center, the Upper Lake, and Pageant Green.
New World Magischola is open to 160 participants, ages 18+. The experience is conducted in English.