LARP (Live Action Role Playing) is an interactive experience where participants (campers) navigate a story together where they choose their next action. Think of a video game or choose-your-own adventure book, but live acted and without computers. A LARP can be 30 minutes or an entire summer long.
Why use live action role playing (LARP) adventures in your summer camp or educational program?
Who are we? Guardian Adventures creates online and in person courses for summer camps, school & afterschool programs, and recreation departments which teaches them how to run exciting roleplaying adventures.
Why are we giving away a free game system valued at $295 and sample adventure valued at $120? Because we know, first hand, how beneficial live role-playing is for kids, teens, and adults and we want to help others have access to this experience. Also, we get MANY requests from families outside of our region who are asking where they can find these types of programs.
The Universal Game System Lite (UGS Lite) is a live action role playing (LARP) game that allows you or your staff to create your own adventures based on our interactive rules and included sample module. This game can be used with a variety of themes such as: Fantasy Heroes, Zombie Defenders, Wilderness Protectors, Espionage Spy, Space Adventurers, and Superheroes.
UGS Lite Adventure: We also include an adventure that runs from 1-1.5 hours and can be modified for longer or shorter. Players are asked to explore a forgotten area where they are transported to and trapped in another world. They must solve puzzles to escape, defeat the creature that holds them captive, and get home.
Age Range: Adventures can be designed for ages 7 and up (although instructors can also run an even more simplified version for ages 4 and up).
Staff to Camper Ratios: We recommend a minimum ratio of 1:5 for ages 4-5, 1:6 for ages 6-7, 1:8 for ages 7-10, 1:10 for ages 11 -15, 1:15 for ages 16+ However, we also suggest that there is either an older teen or another adult present to be the Antagonist for each group. If you are running a summer camp, your state may mandate lower ratios.
Nonviolent Conflict Option: We have also included a simplified version of our Nonviolent Conflict System in the UGS Lite for organizations that prefer to not use foam swords or NERF blasters.
Previous Experience: Unlike our complete UGS, where experience in running a a role playing game (RPG) or live action role playing game is suggested, the UGS Lite is simple enough that it does not require any previous experience.
If you would like to request a free version of the Universal Game System Lite, please fill out the form below. Once your verified, we will send you the following:
UGS Camp Leads: If you run a UGS adventure as an ongoing part of your camp or afterschool program, please let us know so that we can send you camp leads for our parents inquiring about LARP camps outside of the protected radius of our official UGS Licensees.