Tickets are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale. Click here to buy, donate or sponsor a scholarship ticket.

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Availability

There will be an initial sale of 60 tickets, with five scholarship tickets available. We may release a second wave of tickets if there is enough interest in increasing our population.

Perks

The ticket will include a planned 14 hour event this February, including workshopping and safety briefings and debriefings.

With your standard ticket, each participant will receive a free downloadable copy of This War of Mine (a $19.99 value), that they may give away or use themselves. This will be for the PC version of the game. Once again, we would like to thank 11-bit Studios for their incredible generosity in supporting our event.

You will also be able to increase your donation to Children in Conflict, or donate without buying a ticket. Participants who donate more to the charity will be considered for more prominent roles or special situations.

Buy tickets here or donate here.

Pricing

The basic cost for A War of Our Own ticket is $60. This price includes a donation to Children in Conflict, the American partner of War Child. Our intention is for $30 of the ticket price to go to Children in Conflict or related charities, and $30 to go to our operating costs, food for volunteers, gas for vehicles and site fees.

You will also be able to increase your donation to Children in Conflict, or donate without buying a ticket. Participants who donate more to the charity will be considered for more prominent roles or special situations.

You might ask – why is the basic donation rolled into the ticket price? Two reasons – we wanted to have a minimum donation associated with the event; and we wanted some flexibility with addressing surprise costs or surprise surpluses. All proceeds will be going to Children in Conflict or related charities, but if a cold day calls for us to provide a box of hand warmers to our volunteers or we end up using less money than we expected, we want the flexibility to support the event and get as much donations as possible to Children in Conflict.

There will be options to support ‘scholarship’ tickets for those who wish to support the event but cannot attend. Players who would like to attend but are not financially able will be able to apply for a free scholarship ticket later this year.

Buy tickets or donate here.

A War of Our Own tickets on sale this Monday, October 2nd

Please share this announcement wherever you can, to support our event.

Since A War of Our Own announced, we have had nothing but amazing support from the community and from refugee advocates from around the world. While we initially planned to put tickets on sale for the event in September, events have delayed our release. Most notably, Hurricane Harvey pulled our lead Steve Metze into his official duties as a National Guard officer, and other delays struck the team.

But, we have met with the site owners and done the math, and made sure we had the right numbers to ensure a successful event.

Perks

The ticket will include a planned 14 hour event this February, including workshopping and safety briefings and debriefings.

With your standard ticket, each participant will receive a free downloadable copy of This War of Mine, that they may give away or use themselves. This will be for the PC version of the game. Once again, we would like to thank 11-bit Studios for their incredible generosity in supporting our event.

Pricing

The basic cost for A War of Our Own ticket is $60. This price includes a donation to Children in Conflict, the American partner of War Child. Our intention is for $30 of the ticket price to go to Children in Conflict, and $30 to go to our operating costs, food for volunteers, gas for vehicles and site fees.

You will also be able to increase your donation to Children in Conflict, or donate without buying a ticket. Players who donate more to the charity will be considered for more prominent roles or special situations.

You might ask – why is the basic donation rolled into the ticket price? Two reasons – we wanted to have a minimum donation associated with the event; and we wanted some flexibility with addressing surprise costs or surprise surpluses. All proceeds will be going to Children in Conflict, but if a cold day calls for us to provide a box of hand warmers to our volunteers or we end up using less money than we expected, we want the flexibility to support the event and get as much donations as possible to Children in Conflict.

There will be options to support ‘scholarship’ tickets for those who wish to support the event but cannot attend. Players who would like to attend but are not financially able will be able to apply for a free scholarship ticket later this year.

Availability

There will be an initial sale of 60 tickets, with five scholarship tickets available. We may release a second wave of tickets if there is enough interest in increasing our population.


Please share this announcement everywhere you can, and subscribe to our Facebook page or mailing list for alerts when tickets are available.

A War of Our Own is a LARP about a different side of war

A new LARP studio in Texas is recreating the struggles of wartime civilians for charity, with the support of the game studio behind This War of Mine.

Jackalope Live Action Studios has secured the sponsorship of 11-Bit Studios in creating a live action experience based on their award-winning video game This War of Mine for the benefit of the charity War Child. Titled A War of Our Own, the live action experience will explore struggles of civilians living in the fictional war-torn country of Calbia. Proceeds from the event will be donated to War Child, a charity that works with the care and education of children whose lives have been torn apart by war and conflict.

Temple Airsoft is also donating materials, vehicles and time to the event – a veteran owned and run business whose help makes it possible to run this event.

Released in 2014, This War of Mine was set in a fictionalized version of war-torn Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. This new LARP event seeks to recreate the same feel and message, to build empathy and understanding of the strife suffered by millions in the world in conflict zones. Now, 11-Bit Studios has agreed to support and sponsor the live action event inspired by it, even donating free copies of the original game for those who buy tickets.

“The tagline of This War of Mine is ‘in war, not everyone is a soldier’,” says Matthew Webb, one of the organizers, “We want to keep to that message. We want to highlight the often-invisible people outside of the battles, who never hold a gun, who have to try and survive or escape in these terrible conditions. We can’t really show you what it is like to deal with that uncertainty, but we can put the struggles of refugees and survivors in context. That’s what we want, and we want to do it in a respectful and educated way.”

The production is taking its subject seriously. The writing and creative team for A War of Our Own includes several veterans, including its lead consultant, Steve Metze, who is a veteran of both the Iraq and Bosnian conflicts.

The first run of A War of Our Own will be on February 3rd, 2018, in Temple, Texas, near Austin, Texas and Waco, Texas. For updates, subscribe to their mailing list below, or join their Facebook group.

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