Participation Contract

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Extract of participation contract from Hinterland

In the Nordic larp tradition, a Participation Contract is a non-legal contract that attempts to outline and formalize the responsibilities and promises between a larps organizers and the players. It can contain information on, for instance, play style, player safety issues, content, conduct, specific techniques etc., in order to make sure that players really understand what kind of game they've agreed to play.

As a non-legally binding contract, it's function is twofold: as an agreement between organizers and players on *how to play the game* and *what the game really is about*, and as a way of resolving conflict before/during/after the larp (e.g. holding organizers accountable for unfulfilled promises or removing players from the game if they are not following the participation contract.