Jan. 3rd, 2007

LARP dreams

Jan. 3rd, 2007 10:55 am
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Every once in a while, I dream that I'm playing in a LARP that is really awesome.

The problem is, because I wake up in the middle, I never find out what's actually happening.

The LARPS in my dream are usually what I call "WPI-style" -- one weekend long from Friday afternoon/night to Sunday afternoon, pre-generated characters, and, fundamentally, involving some sort of mystery as to what is ACTUALLY going on. When you show up, you only have a partial, and perhaps misleading, idea of what GENRE you're playing in.

In this game, players were put into teams, each team being, basically, a war-band. You were a group of companions who had been traveling and adventuring together for some time. And the setting was mythological.

My character was a Roman centurion, and my band included a big Gaulish or Norse barbarian, and some other people who I don't remember. Each of the rooms in the mansion/function hall/whatever which we were in was supposed to be an entirely different location.

I never found out what was really going on, but it seemed to be that someone was going around and trying to harm, distress, or kill mythological creatures who had formed romantic relationships with mortals. And our job was to stop that someone, since we actually LIKED the mythological creatures and their spouses (all NPCs) who we'd met.
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This year, Arisia is in a smaller, and less-convenient venue than it has been in the past.

Boskone is now back in Boston, in a larger venue than it used to be.

Arisia has a membership cap this year, so it will be smaller than it has been in the past several years.

Boskone will be larger.

Do you think that Boskone and Arisia (and, for non-Bostonians who read Doc Smith -- yes, the names are deliberate) are going to re-coalesce into one con?
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