NERO is the New England Role-playing Organization and a Live Action Roleplaying Game (aka LARP) in the medieval fantasy setting of Tyrra.
On Tyrra, there are many duchies and kingdoms, many of which are represented by a NERO Chapter. There are several NERO Chapters within the US and Canada, with more on the way. Each NERO Chapter has its own In-Game lands and history, though all are part of the same world.
Unlike many other Roleplaying games, the NERO Game System uses boffer combat and thrown cloth packets to determine the outcome of battles. Your character's skills and attributes are determined by what you decide your character wishes to learn with any Build Points that are gained through playing an Adventure, Adventure Day, or Weekend Gathering. However, unlike in table-top gaming, you act out what your character does. If you want to chase a monster, you run after it - if it wants to chase you, the monster runs after you! If you want to duck out of the way, you can do it without using any skills. With practice and hard work, you can make the difference between playing your character and playing a bunch of numbers on a piece of paper.
When you play a character, you have a character sheet, and the events that you have attended are tracked and added to your character. You can play your character in any NERO chapter, building your character as you go. Your character's treasure is yours to keep: you can use it when you play your character in any chapter.
To get involved in NERO, you don't have to be an athlete. In fact, there are many other ways to get involved, completing puzzles, collecting information, investigating strange occurrences or in-game crimes and mysteries. There are many ways to be what you want to be at NERO, a great hero, a scholar, a rogue, a villain - just about anything you can think of.
So… how do you get started??? Join NERO Nexus - the northern Illinois chapter of NERO...