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Sunday, June 16, 2019

A sold-out crowd came out to Jibe-iT goat farm [in Redding, CT] on Saturday for the first ever Goat LARP. At the LARP, which stands for live action role playing, visitors wore costumes and played out fictional stories starring the goats.

"When we sold out, I was ecstatic," said Dan Comstock, one of the organizers. "I was actually at another LARP, and when I announced we had sold out, everybody cheered and clapped for us." The event capped at 100 people, but Comstock estimates the actual attendance was closer to 120 with staff and other people.

Comstock said he initially wasn't sure if the event would sell out because it's "such a unique experiment." He said the biggest challenge has been convincing people it wasn't a joke. He said the goal was to break even. Tickets were $45 each and included the games, meal and a bonfire.



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Goats are the main characters. You are the supporting cast.

This game is about running mind-blowing live action experiences for goats. You will act as director and storyteller, transporting the goats to an unforgettable dream world of mystery and magic, etc etc.

Goat Larp is one part larp, one part hangout-with-animals-and-take-silly-pictures. In some ways, we are roleplaying that this is a larp.

The Goat Larp Rulebook

Rule number 1 through 100 is BE NICE TO THE GOATS.

Your Character

Show up at the farm dressed as any character you want. You could be an elf, a steampunk, the mayor of space, Hulk Hogan, Darth Vader, whatever.

Your character has no knowledge of how you got to this mystical goat farm, but you can sense that these goats are IMPORTANT. They need to be entertained. You need to run a larp for them....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-16 12:17 PM | Reply

Frakers didn't send me invitation....

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-16 12:21 PM | Reply

Frakers didn't send me invitation....

They didn't want any satyrs playing next year.

#3 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-06-16 12:24 PM | Reply

They didn't want any satyrs playing next year.


#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-16 12:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

This goat farmer is a genius!

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-16 01:02 PM | Reply

To make a little money goat larping you need about 300 people and a 60 acre venue.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-06-17 08:05 AM | Reply

This is less creepy.


#7 | Posted by Tor at 2019-06-17 04:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Well we now know what our oil rig retiree is doing with his free time.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-18 10:45 AM | Reply

Another example:

President Goat's cabinet must advise them on an important decision. The fate of the world is in this goat's hands. One post is labeled "World Peace", another post is labeled "Nuke Everything". If President Goat bumps into a post, their decision is made.

Both teams may try to persuade the goats using any (safe) means they can come up. You are encouraged to ham it up, over-act, and monologue about what's going on. This gives the goats a nice, immersive experience.

You may also come up with your own quests. In fact, you should, because most of the stuff we're writing is garbage.

It's completely sold out.

#9 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-18 04:46 PM | Reply

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