Every story must have a beginning. Though there are many beginnings, this is a beginning. For you, and him, and her, and they, but not for them, it is THE beginning. Before the story can really begin, however, we must look beyond the beginning.
No matter how much experience anyone may have with LARP, starting a new LARP is somewhat like starting anew. There is new lore to discover, new rules, new roles, and always new people. This look into the preparation could be anybody’s, and though it might not be yours, it could have been, and maybe it was.