Event, Festival: OldTown LARP 2020;
Organizer: The person empowered by Association of Simulations and Field Games Organizers Oldtown;
Participant: A person who bought an OldTown LARP 2020 accreditation or had an accreditation bought for them;
Accreditation Procedure: The process of issuing an ID to the participant, verification of their authorities & accesses, familiarization with the event regulations and other documents, signing any suitable declarations and statements;
Exhibitor: The person authorized to manage commercial trade/services based on an agreement with the organizer;
(Game) Mechanics: A set of rules for OldTown 2020 LARP.
I. Purpose of OldTown LARP 2020
- Popularization of post-apocalyptic fantasy in all forms and integration of its fans and creators.
- Popularization and promotion of alternative forms of entertainment such as LARPs and field games.
- Promotion of Stargard in Poland and world wide.
II. Organizer of OldTown LARP 2020
- OldTown LARP 2020 is organised by:
The Association of Simulations and Field Games Organizers OldTown
KRS number: 0000556634
Address: 73-110 Stargard, ul. Mikołaja Reja 5a / 1
- Between 19th and 23rd July 2020 the Association’s office will be placed at OldTown LARP location in 103 field of Kluczewo airport in Stargard, at a central place of the Event, in a building marked with the sign “Office” (“Biuro”).
- Regulations apply to everyone who will be staying at the location of the LARP when the Event will take place. Every person staying at the LARP site during the LARP is obliged to adhere to these regulations.
- Purpose of these regulations is to ensure the safety of the Event participants by defining behavioral rules of the Event participants and the rules regarding using the LARP site.
IV. Date and Place
- OldTown LARP 2020 will take place between 19th and 23rd July 2020.
- OldTown LARP 2020 will take place at Kluczewo airfield, Stargard, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. The exact place of the festival is marked on the website map and goes along the Warnice Road.
- The LARP will begin at 08:00 AM on Sunday, the 19th of July, and end at 16:00 PM on Thursday, the 23rd of July.
- OldTown LARP 2020 can only be attended by people who turn 18 years old by 19th July 2020.
- All the OldTown LARP 2020 participants must be verified by the organizers via the accreditation procedure.
- The participant will receive an ID after being successfully verified by an organizer during the accreditation procedure, during which the participant must present a proof of purchase of OldTown LARP 2020 accreditation and a proof of identity. During the accreditation procedure the participant is obliged to familiarize themselves with LARP regulations as well as other documents (game mechanics etc.) and confirm their acceptance with a signature. At the same time every participant is obliged to declare a lack of medical conditions disabling them from participating in a LARP. When collecting the ID, every participant is obliged to sign an agreement to participate in OldTown LARP 2020 at their own responsibility.
- Expressing the willingness to participate in the Event is tantamount to declaring an awareness that in designated places at the festival site ASG fights, melee fights (with adherence to the game mechanics) can take place and moving mechanical vehicles may be encountered.
- Every participant of OldTown LARP 2020 should pay extra attention to bystanders while enacting their in-game character, especially during ASG clashes. Before firing a shot or landing a blow every game participant is obliged to make sure if the other party is a game participant or a random passerby not participating in the LARP!
- Every participant of OldTown LARP 2020 is obliged to abide by these regulations, fire regulations and any other regulations in force at campsites and game sites, not excluding obligations from law.
- Failure to comply with the aforementioned obligations above can’t become a basis to eventual claims addressed to the OldTown LARP 2020 organizers.
- People not complying to the regulations (including other related documents) may be removed from OldTown LARP 2020 site without the right to cost reimbursement.
- Every participant pays for insurance on their own.
- Every participant confirms they participate in OldTown LARP 2020 solely at their own responsibility and bear any and all associated risks, acknowledging that participating in the festival may include physical effort, tough household conditions, noise, humidity etc. and entails a natural risk of accidents, possible physical damages and injuries (including death) as well as property damage and loss.
- Every OldTown LARP 2020 participant is obliged to have:
- an eye protection (min. 2J resistance – net equipment disallowed),
- a yellow reflective vest,
- a LARP costume styled in the LARP theme.
- These items might be checked for safety by the organizers before the game starts.
- Participants may not go outside the terrain indicated by organizers.
- Participants enter/climb buildings/constructions at the LARP site at their own risk. The same applies to climbing trees etc.
- Accreditation for OldTown LARP 2020 can be purchased until July 10th, 2020 or until the limit is reached. After July 10th, 2020 the participation submissions won’t be accepted regardless of the limit.
- Organizers may extend the accreditation purchase term.
- Accreditation purchase is considered as applying for participation in OldTown LARP 2020.
- The organizer sets the limit of participants at 800 persons.
- The accreditations are sold on the www.oldtownshop.net website according to sales regulations.
- Participation submission is considered successfully made when a filled in application form is provided via e-mail and the accreditation payment is booked on the organizers bank account.
- To take part in OldTown LARP 2020 the participants will also have to positively undergo the verification during the aforementioned accreditation procedure.
- The payment, once made, is not subject to a refund or transfer for next year's festival use. The organizer does not allow taking part in OldTown LARP 2020 using someone else’s accreditation. Every person participating in the festival using someone else’s accreditation will be asked to leave the site.
VII. Other rules & regulations
- Only people with a valid and signed, visibly displayed ID are allowed at OldTown LARP 2020 site. In case of loss or destruction of their ID the participant is obliged to immediately report to the organizers.
- Every participant retains full legal and financial responsibility for their actions during their stay at the festival site, from the moment of their arrival until the moment of their departure.
- The organizer does not bear the responsibility for any participant’s personal property lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed during the festival.
- The festival site will be equipped with an emergency medical assistance point manned by persons trained in providing first aid. People suffering from chronic diseases, allergies etc. are obliged to have their own medicine and information concerning their health, illnesses or difficulties in treatment.
- Possession and use of any illegal drugs and psychoactive substances is strictly forbidden at OldTown LARP 2020 festival grounds. Same applies to designer drugs.
- Inebriated and/or intoxicated persons, persons displaying an aggressive behavior and persons posing any hazard to other participants’ wellbeing may be removed from the festival grounds.
- Media representatives (such as photographers, filmmakers, reporters etc.) accredited by the organizers and clearly marked as media personas on their outfits may be encountered during the OldTown LARP 2020 festival. Media representatives cannot interfere with the course of the game, request striking poses or disrupt enacting or playing. If such a situation occurs, please report it at InfoPoint.
- OldTown LARP 2020 participants are obliged to keep the site clean and tidy, with special attention to the encampment grounds.
- Smoking tobacco and lighting open fires may only take place in places designated by the organizers, while adhering to fire safety rules. In case of a fire hazard announcement lighting any fires is forbidden.
- Any and all safety, ordinal or organization breaches should be immediately reported to the organizers.
VIII. Organizer privileges
- Organizer representatives and security enforcement staff will be on site at OldTown LARP 2020 at all times.
- LARP participants as well as any other persons present at the festival site are obliged to thoroughly follow the organizer and security staff orders as well as the organizer announcements. Refusing to comply with these orders and announcements may only be justified if they are contradicting the local law.
- During the OldTown LARP 2020 the organizer provides safety to the participants and persons present at the festival site by (among others):
- ensuring the presence of security staff wearing distinctive outfits,
- providing a medical aid facility as mentioned above.
- The security staff is entitled to:
- check the permission to be present at the festival grounds,
- verify the identity documents to establish the person’s identity,
- check the contents of bags, clothes etc. in case of suspicion of bringing or possessing any hazardous items,
- issue commands to people disturbing the order or acting in discord with the regulations, and in case of lack of compliance, ask them to leave the festival grounds,
- use physical force i.e. overpowering grips or other similar techniques of defense in case of danger to protected property or repelling attacks directed at the security staff member/s or other participant/s, under the terms of Persons and Property Protection Act of August 22, 1997. (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, No. 114, item 740, as amended).
- apprehend and hold any person/s creating imminent threat to human life or wellbeing as well as any protected property in order to promptly turn them over to the police.
- The organizer reserves the right to set and change course of the event for justifiable reasons such as cancellation of arrival by the artist, force majeure, inclement weather conditions etc., and also the right to set and change the event programme in terms of time and content without earlier consultation or reimbursement.
IX. Hazardous items
- Participants are specifically prohibited from bringing weapons (bows, crossbows, slingshots etc.) or any other hazardous items including but not limited to explosives and pyrotechnics to the festival site without an official permission from the organizer. Permission, if granted, still does not shift the responsibility for the results of using these items onto the organizer.
- All pyrotechnics present at the festival site are to be registered and controlled by the organizer. Participant keeping or using such materials is obliged to closely follow the producer’s instructions and the fire safety regulations.
- It is forbidden to use devices such as a megaphone for entertainment – those are used only for organization and informative purposes.
X. LARP & ASG
- During OldTown LARP 2020 a field game (LARP) will be taking place in a place & time designated by the organizers.
- It is required to use extra caution during the field game, and it is forbidden to enter any areas marked by the organizers as excluded from the game.
- In areas designated for ASG use it is paramount to wear safety goggles at all times.
- In areas not designated for ASG use (OFF-ASG areas) it is absolutely forbidden to use ASG weapon replicas and/or pyrotechnics.
- Players must abide by the rules of game Mechanics during the field game.
- By taking part in the field game the participant declares they are aware of the risks related to participating in a LARP.
- Mechanical vehicles may be driving in areas designated by the organizers.
- Every mechanical vehicle entering the festival site must be registered by the organizers.
- Registering of the vehicle involves, among other things, indicating the person responsible for this vehicle, should the owner not be present.
- Every registered vehicle gets a sticker confirming the registration from the organizers. This sticker has to be visibly placed on the vehicle for the duration of the festival.
- Moving around the festival grounds in unregistered vehicles is strictly prohibited.
- During the festival driving vehicles when inebriated or intoxicated is strictly prohibited.
- The responsibility for any harm done by the mechanical vehicle is borne exclusively by the vehicle driver and the vehicle owner or by the aforementioned person responsible for the vehicle.
- In areas designated by the organizers exhibitors will be able to run businesses selling food, drinks, including alcohol and other wares. Trade (unrelated to the game plot) is possible only when allowed by the organizer and based on agreements signed by the organizer with the exhibitor.
- Selling alcohol to the inebriated is forbidden at the festival site.
- It is forbidden to run a business (unrelated to the game plot) or any other trade activity without an approval from the organizers.
- You must obtain approval from the organizers in order to use the festival as an occasion to run a promotional campaign or to spread any advertising materials.
XIII. Final provisions
- The terms & regulations are available at www.oldtownfestival.net website and in the event brochure.
- OldTown LARP 2020 Game Mechanics is an inseparable element of these terms & regulations describing the rules for in-game behaviour.
- By accepting these terms & regulations participants simultaneously agree for publishing their photos and nicknames at the official festival website and in the festival advertising materials.
- The organizer retains the right to irrevocably decide in all contentious issues players may have as well as in any affairs not included in these terms & regulations.
- The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the terms & regulations after publishing. The organizer ought to immediately announce the changes made on the festival website and via other applicable communication channels (Facebook etc.).
- The right to interpret these terms & regulations belongs to the organizer.