Premier LARP of Northwest Indiana

Bryden’s Ferry, town of new beginnings. Brought together by the whims of Fate, intrepid adventurers must now forge new alliances in a land dominated by competing powers and rife with both subtle tension and open conflict. Some manipulate from the shadows, some speak with their blade, some wield mighty magics, and still others prefer to craft, trade, or gamble. As well, deities seek the worship (and sometimes the assistance) of mortals to aid in their ever shifting machinations. All this and more awaits you at Kanarak. Where do you stand?

We offer an open ended system which allows character customization for all play styles. If this is your first LARP, we invite you to take a look at our getting started section. We then would encourage you to choose which race would fit your character choice best and combine that with which the skills and actions that define your character.

What kind of LARP is Kanarak?

Kanarak is what’s considered a high fantasy medieval LARP. Our setting is much like that of many fantasy novels and movies; with such things as dwarves, magic, and more being quite common in the world. Our main goal is to provide an experience for our players that makes them feel like they are in another world. Our players, as well as our staff, are costumed in appropriate garb for the fantasy genre, and stay in character for the full game from beginning to end. This keeps everyone immersed in the fantasy, allowing people to forget about the outside world.

We are a combat LARP as well with a combat system using soft foam weapons, packets filled with bird seed for spells, and padded arrows. Our world is reactive to the character decisions, meaning you will have a real impact on the world around you, so that it feels like you are a living, breathing part of it.

What our players say

Zach W.

Kanarak, to me, is a group of great people and friends from all around the state and even the country that I've had the pleasure of getting to know. It's where we all collectively let our problems go for a short while and just have fun with it.

Andrew H.

Stop worrying about your problems. Worry about orc raids instead.

Cameron N.

Larp is getting to be that person you always wanted to be, Kanarak is a community of like minded individuals who are there for you.

Lauren H.

Kanarak is more than a game to me. Here, I am comfortable being something other than myself with others who feel the same way. I've never been to a place where so much love and creativity is shared among those who may not be me but are like me. Filled with warm, inviting people and great experiences, Kanarak is a place I wish I had found a lot sooner to be honest.

Patrick S.

Kanarak for me is a way to get away from the troubles of everyday life. To be able to meet like-minded people who are accepting of one another in a fun environment that is inviting no matter who you are. To live a fantasy that is only limited by your mind.