Dystopia Rising

Franchise Inquiry

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Welcome to Dystopia Rising Larp Network and thank you for your interest in joining the network. The Dystopia Rising Network is known internationally for not only an amazing game world and system, but for its welcoming community and vital safe space policies. Our standards and guidelines ensures that Dystopia Rising is a place where anyone can enjoy our hobby and the setting as equals. 

Dystopia Rising is a franchise of 20 active locations, each running 12 events each year within the shared world of the post-apocalypse. It is each branch's goal to turn what has, for many, always been a love and a passion into a career. It has been repeatedly proven that a branch run with passion and dedication will flourish and we're very excited to see you join us in that. With an eye on customer experience, the opportunity to dedicate the time and effort normally reserved for a "real world" job allows each branch and the network as a whole the opportunity to do something truly life-changing for both its owners and its customers. 

As we move towards the release of a new mechanics system and 3-year time jump, expected to launch early Fall 2019, any branch approved and signed before then will open with (or after) that launch, to allow customers and players to enter the new, updated format of events. This is a very exciting time to join the DR network, as we launch ourselves into the future of experience events.

It is our mission, as network runners, to work with our Director teams to ensure that each branch of Dystopia Rising provides the excellent customer service and fair treatment of all players that the name has come to be known for. We are seeking experienced candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit to own and operate Dystopia Rising locations. In addition to operations and business experience, financial requirements vary depending on the method of acquisition. The absolute minimum financial requirement to become a Dystopia Rising franchisee in the United States is: $50,000 in cash or liquid assets and $20,000 in initial start-up capital. 

We offer a 25% discount to the sign-on fee, and potentially lower start-up capital requirements, for women and/or minority owned businesses. 

If you'd like to learn more about what it takes to apply, open and run a Dystopia Rising branch please download the New Branch Pamphlet.  After that, please fill out the contact form below and one of our representatives will be in touch.

Thank you for your interest in Dystopia Rising. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will contact you.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre sale registration and disclosure.

Thank you for your interest in Dystopia Rising.