We have a New Player check in in the New player building (known as The House or Fish Bowl) run by a group of our best team members. They will help you build a character, find a bed, and get you all of your item cards to start play. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, and our New Player staff will be happy to help.

You can reach the marshals and director of storytelling before the event at contact@dystopiarisingnj.com.

Before you get to game if you are looking how to Create a Basic Contact Safe Weapon, an Advanced Contact Safe WeaponHow to Distress a CostumeMake a Packet for guns or abilities  or How To Write a Backstory  just click these links.

We will provide starter item cards if this is your first event. This means you'll be able to get right into the thick of things. However, you will still need to bring your own contact-safe weapon prop. Standard Nerf guns are accepted as weapon props for Bolt Action (we recommend painting them). Please bring a sharpie to write your player number, generated at the event, on your nerf darts.

For bows, you'll need to create blue packets and have a bow phys rep. Please make sure that the bow can't actually be fired.

Every player can rewrite their entire character sheet once before their third event.  Take a chance and play something fun.  If you don't like it you can change it after the event.  

Players should come prepared for a weekend surviving in the post-apocalyptic future.  Bring plenty of food, a sleeping bag, and a contact safe weapon.  A pair of simple, black clothes for NPC shift is also required.  

If you have further questions, check out our commonly asked questions page.