What To Bring

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One of the most common questions new players ask is what they should bring with them to game, and even veteran players often miss out on some useful tools they could add to their stash.

Things Everyone Might Need to Start Out

There are a variety of things everyone typically either needs to bring or it is highly recommended that they bring. After a few events you'll get a good feel for what you personally will want to bring with you to each event.

  • A signed waiver
  • Basic Non-Player Character Garb
  • An electric lantern.
    • No brand-name should be showing
    • Alternatively glow sticks are allowed at night.
    • The site gets very dark at night, be warned.
  • Extra food for the weekend
  • Drinks for the weekend
    • Water is available on site
    • The inn typically has soda as well.
    • If you want something more be sure to bring it.
    • No alcohol is allowed at the game site, ever.
  • Medications (if applicable)
  • A sleeping bag/ blankets/ pillow
  • Sign-in Fee ($30) cash.
    • Credit cards can be used to pay through paypal (payments@kingdomsofnovitas.org)
  • A mug or goblet
  • A feast kit (bowl, spoon, fork)
  • Toiletries
  • A towel
    • Showers are available in the spring, summer and fall.
  • Seasonal gear
    • Bug spray, sunscreen, thermal underwear, wool socks, gloves, hat, scarf, etc
  • An open mind and a good attitude.
  • ID if necessary to verify age requirements.

Player Character Specific Things

If you are bringing a player character into game you should have some additional items.

Things to Avoid

Some things you shouldn't jump into until you know what you are doing. These include:

  • Spending too much on armor that won't pass Kingdoms of Novitas' guidelines.
  • Spending too much on a weapon that won't pass Kingdoms of Novitas' guidelines.
  • Expecting garb to be provided.
    • We provide accessories for augmenting existing garb, but we can't cover everything for everyone all the time.
  • Real weapons
  • Wandering around as just a spectator
  • Alcohol. The game site is always dry. We want to maintain a healthy relationship with our hosts and respect their rules.

If you are ever in doubt about something, the game's discord server is a great place to ask questions. When you do, providing a link to the thing you are thinking of can help staff give you the most accurate answer possible.

Advanced Items

Over time you might add more things to your kit. Here are some suggestions of things you might want after you get used to how everything operates:


What is Garb?

The clothing players wear is commonly referred to as garb. This is to distinguish it from theatre costuming where the only thing that matters is appearance. Garb differs from costuming because what materials it is made out of also matters. To maintain the highest levels of immersion and authenticity garb is expected to be made out of materials that were available before modern times.

Players are expected to wear appropriate garb at all times while game is taking place whether as a player character or as a non-player character.

Getting Started With Garb

The most basic set of garb a brand new player should bring to game is a tunic and black sweatpants or scrubs. This gives them something to wear under the provided non-player character garb that won't clash.

After about a year of coming to game, you should have your own NPC garb to work with (which can be used with the provided non-player character garb to create more variety).

Garb Requirements

Players who are only playing non-player characters don't require more than one set of garb. It is important that a player character be easily distinguishable from a non-player character, for that reason key elements of a player character's garb should not be reused by non-player characters. This varies from person to person, but generally includes tunics, hats, and other elements that are very visible on the player character.


All players need to have a on file before participating in the game. The current can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aPoOscGS_nlwWBK58Num-Oa4U_-g0uo7/view?usp=sharing.

Filled out digital copies of the can be emailed to before attending or you can fill out a physical copy on site when you first check-in for the event.

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