This Week in LARP nerdom

I failed at my mission. I brought my camera into the danger zone of the woods with no case (since I ripped and broke mine). I took Zero pictures! Arrrgghhh!

I had a pretty good time. I continue to wrack up observations as to what is in good shape and what needs improvement.

I am so far behind as far as geography, story lines, and racial information goes, that being a story teller doesn’t seem all that feasible. I can still run one hell of a mod with help from the right people.

The main thing I’ve noticed is that there needs to be somebody like a Coordinator that is giving people a timeline and making people do stuff.

I witnessed, on more than one occasion, showing up at HQ and finding willing NPCs that were sitting on their hands for as much as an hour and in one case, several hours. This is just… well… it shouldn’t happen.

As for what I got to do:

I escorted a half a dozen interested people around to check out the game and they asked lots and lots of questions. At first, people were turning them away, I immediately poo-pooed that and took the visitors under my wing. Thanks to those that helped with that effort.

Played Baron Petra again, to attend a wedding, which was enjoyable as I bantered with one of the good guy knights (Sithias).

Got to come out as a random negotiator and wear an eye patch.

I came out as Lord Morgan Traelus to attend a big political meeting and my wife (in character) to be got poisoned, wtf?

I got to do a bunch of storytelling and descriptive stuff and had a couple newer players compliment me on my use of adjectives to make them feel queasy.

Lastly, I ran a good old fashioned cave adventure. We did it economy style. I went in as a hic prospector and pulled the players within about 5 minutes and then immediately dressed as a bad guy for the same adventure It was a grand ole’ time.

About dhunterphillips

Visit my Facebook Fan Page to connect: While not working as a GeoInt Analyst in the Washington DC metro area, D. Hunter Phillips enjoys a life-long love of sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, and a great many other nerdy things that he explores through writing and games. D. Hunter regularly writes board game reviews at Through his writing, D. Hunter hopes to inspire and speculate on the future and the past. He seeks deeper meanings within pulp genres of fantasy and sci-fi. D. Hunter enjoys the tales of John Ringo and Charles Stross. D. Hunter's readings lead him in a never ending cycle of sci-fi, history, physics, and psychology. D. Hunter enjoys going to DC area Goth clubs and seeing some of his favorite bands, such as VNV Nation. He also loves his home life with his partner in crime and several pets.
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