We Tell Stories in the World of Darkness
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Recognizing and Responding to Toxic Behaviors
Toxic behaviors can occur within a LARP (or other group)! Learn the steps you can take to reduce conflict and stress in your community!
The Hidden Parlor offers “LARP Unplugged”
Looking for a World of Darkness LARP without the 24/7 Digital cacophony? Our club leverages digital tools to support the in-person game.
Welcome to The Hidden Parlor
We are a collaborative World of Darkness live-action role playing organization, dedicated to unifying local chapters and players into a shared world. Our organization aims to build a collaborative culture which enhances and supports the in-person LARP experience through the creation of cohesive shared setting which empowers players and storytellers to tell immersive and powerful stories in the World of Darkness.
The Hidden Parlor strikes a balance between each local community’s need for creativity and the organization’s need for consistency by creating style guides for each of the genres in our system. By providing wide boundaries on what we consider to be acceptable, each game is able to define themselves while remaining within the scope of the World of Darkness.
A Community That LARPs
Our world has changed a lot in the 25+ years since the original World of Darkness materials were created. Likewise, gaming within a multi-city LARP environment has also evolved. The Hidden Parlor was founded in 2015 and through our shared experiences in the LARP community, we came up with our three guiding principles:
Dedication to a dynamic, immersive setting that empowers local chapters
We believe in striking a balance between organizational consistency and local creativity. Our global setting guides provide wide boundaries on what we consider to be acceptable so that each game is able to define themselves while remaining within the scope of the World of Darkness.
Emphasizing the in-person aspect of LARP
We believe that an online-focused, 24/7 game places undue stress on both storytellers who have to oversee and facilitate emailbased scenes, as well as players who feel they need to participate in the “online game” in order to be involved. We want online-based in-character interactions to be the exception, not the rule.
Developing a Community based on shared interests, mutual respect and volunteerism
We believe in building a community where everyone feels that they are able to contribute. The Hidden Parlor is a volunteer-run organization and couldn’t exist without countless hours of work from dedicated members. Our members shape and mold who we are perceived as an organization and community.
New to The Hidden Parlor? Our Membership Handbook covers how to get started and how our organization functions.
Global Setting Style Document
Our Global Setting Style Document (GSSD) outlines our national-level plots and provides guidelines for character creation.
Our Global/National Charter outlines the administrative policies and procedures for our club and how we engage with our membership.