Editor’s Note: The article below is an interview of sorts. I asked David Ashby a bunch of questions and this is how he answered them. It may not look like an interview; it is.
Underworld LARP is an 18+ horror fantasy game. We’ve been running for almost 20 years now, but we’ve incorporated and been running seriously as a business for the last 7 years. Our games are full weekend events and we specialize in full immersion “hardcore” role-play. We strive to break the mould on what a larper is considered to be by the mainstream media. We’ve been coined the “Rock Stars” of LARP by more than one media outlet here in Toronto, which sounds cool, but is a bit odd given the fact that we’re all running around the woods dressed as elves and hitting each other with plumbing supplies. We’re averaging about 150 to 200 players per game during our summer seasons and we have chapters running in Toronto, Edmonton and London Ontario. I’ve personally been an owner for the last 7 years, before that I was a player. Edward Watt, my business partner has been here since day one.