FAQ

Welcome to the Spite FAQ:

 

What is Spite?

Spite is a science-fiction live-action role-playing game set in the near future of planet Earth. An insect-like alien race called the Dromanae have invaded and the humans are losing the war. Players will take on the roles of characters fighting in the war effort against the alien menace and may have the chance to change the course of human history.

 

Who is running Spite?

Spite has two game runners who act as general managers, game writers, and heads of plot. Ron Leota, host and producer of the nerd podcast Sincerely Geek (sincerelygeek.com) and Matt Oostman, CEO of NW Role-playing Games, LLC. Matt and Ron met running plot for Alliance Seattle from 2011 – 2014. They are joined by Kirsten Olin, Jason Woodcock, Marc DeArmond, Cass Johnson, and Brian Johnson who each bring years or LARPing and writing experience to round out the plot team. A number of experienced colleagues make-up the rest of Spite’s core staff, providing IT, logistics, and community support.

 

Where will Spite be held?

Spite will be at Sunset Lake Camp for the 2016 season. This site will also act as Spite’s IG location to add to the what-you-see-is-what-you-get style of game.

 

Who can play Spite?

Anyone who is 18 or older, who has a good attitude, and is willing to work towards making a fun game for everyone.

 

When was the first game?

April 24 – 26, 2015.

 

When is the next game?

Check this page for our event dates: http://spitelarp.com/event-dates. You can also check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spitelarp/events/

 

How much will it cost?

  • PC preregistered – $50
  • PC no preregister – $60
  • Hive Member / Staff / NPC – Free / $15 for the optional meal plan

 

What happens if the game “sells out”?
If we get close to selling out the camp with prepays, we will let the community know. An accepted pre-pay is a guaranteed spot for you at the game.

 

Did the price go up for year two?
Yes, the price was increased $5/participant. This occurred due to the new site being vastly more expensive than our original site that couldn’t support our numbers any longer. We strive to keep Spite as affordable as possible, without becoming a financial burden to the staff. This increase allows us to make site costs, cover insurance, purchase props for the game (dozens of bug suits don’t make themselves), etc. We appreciate your understanding.

 

How many games will there be a year?

Inspired by huge European games like Maelstrom and the NW’s very own Zombie, Spite will host a limited number of events (2-3) per year, 2 scheduled for 2016. Maelstrom and Zombie run about once a year and have huge turnouts, we want events to be big deals with a lot of players. This will also allow players to play the game who don’t have time for a “regular” LARP schedule. We also intend to avoid booking over other NW games but that isn’t always possible.

 

Where can I find the rulebook and setting materials?

The spite rulebook can be found on the “rulebook” link in the main links bar of this website. The SIC handbook and UEF handbook can be found here. The CG Handbooks can be found here, under the public OOG forums of the specific CG.

 

What are Hive Points and Downtime Actions?

 

Is this game based on this other space bug/alien invasion movie, rpg, game, book, cave drawing? 

While Spite takes inspiration from many intellectual properties, Spite is not officially affiliated with any of them. If you feel we are blatantly ripping anyone off, please let us know so we can change it, that’s certainly not our intention.

 

What type of media could I consume to get ready for Spite?

We at Spite love our influences and our proud to share them with you. Please consider checking out the following media for inspiration on your Spite characters: Starship Troopers (film & book), Aliens (film), I, Robot (book), Predator (film), Shadowrun (RPG), Attack the Block (film), District 9 (film),  Rifts: Xiticix Invasion (RPG), Blade Runner (film), A.I. (film), and many others.

 

What are the rules of posting to this group / being a part of Spite?

We’d really like to encourage the growth of a healthy, constructive, and collaborative community. We want to make sure that we’re attracting players who also want to be a part of that community.  When someone new joins the group who doesn’t know everyone, the only thing we have to judge this organization and our fellow players on is their words and treatment of the people around them. We each represent our community when we have these sorts of conversations, and if necessary we’ll prune comments and members to ensure that our community can grow without hindrance. We would rather run a good game for fifty good players than an aggressive, stressful game for a hundred.

 

I have a great idea for the game, a question that wasn’t answered here, or I’d like to contact the creators or whole plot team, how do I do that?

That’s easy! Email our community admin at communityadmin@spitelarp.com.

 

How do I get a hold of plot?

Whole team: plot@spitelarp.com

Individuals:

  • Brian – Red River / Cyborgs coordinator (BrianJ@spitelarp.com)
  • Raissa – Hands for the Future / Refugees coordinator (RaissaD@spitelarp.com)
  • Jason – Agency /Exims coordinator (JasonW@spitelarp.com)
  • Kirsten – RAID Project / Psychics coordinator (KirstenO@spitelarp.com)
  • Marc – Military / Androids (MarcD@spitelarp.com)
  • Matt Hive coordinator (MattO@spitelarp.com)
  • Ron Wartime Salvage / UEF coordinator (RonL@spitelarp.com)