As you’ve probably guessed, the setting is directly influenced by Baum’s Wizard of Oz books, with influence taken from the various films and Tinman Miniseries (where we get a lot of our steampunk elements). While canon is respected, we open a lot of the world up to interpretation so players can make their own stories. We highly recommend you speak with a character guide about your concept before committing to anything, as they will be able to best fit you into the lore of the game.
The game is held in the town of Horizon's Stronghold, a small, hilly town that is located in Munchkinland within the Land of Oz. This town is a frequent landing zone for travel storms, which bring Storm Riders - humans brought in from the Outworld to Oz. This makes for a diverse population of Ozian natives and outlanders alike.
In Oz, our chronicles began on May 31st of the Year of Oz 145 (that is to say, May 31st, 2013). In the Outworld, the year is sometime in the 1800's, though Earth's timeline seems to be a little less reliably consistent with Ozian time.
You can find the current edition of the rulebook for World of Oz here:
Last updated 2019-03-18
The World of Oz encourages creativity and whimsy in all of its players. Before creating your own personal character, we highly recommend contacting our Character Guides to discuss your ideas and make sure your character will fit in and provide a fun game experience.
If you have read the latest version of the rules and spoken with a Character Guide about your concept, you can enter your character's information into the Character Manager v1.5 form (forum registration required).
One of the game's founding members wrote an excellent introduction to the game, including some tips on gameplay, fitting in with the community, and making the game enjoyable as possible. If you're trying to decide if this is the game for you, give it a read!
We have a thriving and fun community of players and staff on Facebook in our private World of Oz LARP group. It's also a great place to go for important announcements.
If you'd like to connect with us to ask questions, share pictures and memes, and discuss ideas and events, please feel free to request an invite here: