If you haven’t heard of it yet, Mythical Journey’s is a fantasy campaign larp based in Pomfret Connecticut, USA. The game has been running for 20 ish years, and the same company also runs the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Without sounding too much like Ad copy, the game is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the New England area. As a new player I found the character creation process a little tricky. The rules are a hybrid of hit point and hit location larps, which means it’s familiar, but just tricky enough for me to make newb mistakes. Here’s what came out of some simple
A look inside the minds of the creators of Legends of the Stars.
Hey, I’m in a video. It’s a short, personal trailer for Mythical Journey’s Spring 2017. We’re finding out what Eluvian has been up to over the winter. Previously our characters encountered The Professor, a known Necromancer. Supposedly he’s been brought to justice.
The second run of Legends of the Stars has been set for Oct 12 through Oct 15. Nordic Larp in a Space Opera world set on a battleship. Held in Battleship Cove 5 Water St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02721. Click below for the website, or check the FB group.
4x Battle game with the following mission statement:
In general larp is getting really good at producing a range of emotions in it’s players and staff. Hardcore Nordic larp groups push emotional boundaries. Battle games however seek to build one particular emotion, and do that through combat.
Esprit du corps
“The blood of the covenant is thicker than the milk of birth.”
- Run a game which is enjoyable physically and mentally.
- Explore what combining the 4x game concept and a larp battle game means.
- Focus on the production of one emotion. Espirt du Corps.
The game is played on two layers, each layer informing the other. The strategic layer takes place on a map. In this case a hand drawn hex map. It plays out more like a board game. The Tactical layer takes in a series of well defined battles, the rules of which should be familiar to gamers. Capture the flag, fort battle, bridge battle, milk run, line battle.
From the Legends of the Stars FB Community Page.
Hello Legends of the Stars,
My good Legendarians this project is a green light go.
We will be running the same dates as planned in our kick-starter, September 15-18. First run tickets will be on sale on www.larpadventureprogram.com, as soon as this Sunday. We are running with 10 ticket bursts. We will do our bests to contact those of you whom supported our kick-starter over the next few days to giver you guys a head start before ticket sales go public. Tickets are 300.00 for standard accommodations.
A shout out to Martin, the man who believed in this project and literally, with out his support this would not have happened as a 3 day event.
Love and Light –
The kickstarter for Legends of the Stars did not reach its goal. But as of writing this the game is still on. A nordic larp set in a space opera setting based on Star Wars. The game will be run in Fall River Ma, Battleship Cove. If all goes well there will be multiple ships used as the settings for the games.
Not much to update on the 2017 Bicolline trip at this point. The next step is setting up payments and placing an order for garb. These are pending the finalization of a home refinancing. Generally banks don’t prefer you to be making large non essential movements of money during a refinancing, but I’m probably being a little over cautious.
In thinking over the trip, and let’s be honest, fantasizing about larping for a week and a half. I’m starting to have the sneaking feeling that the community is the real draw. My concepts of what it’s going to be like are more and more about the people going, rather than the things I’ll be doing.
It has been too long since I have been among my own people. I’ve made some attempts to borrow other cultures. Attended a few SCA practices, went to the Makerspace a few times. But none of these communities have fit right. I want to hang with larpers. People with amazing stories. People who bond in amazing ways through the adrenaline of combat, and the emotions of high drama. Life with the dull bits cut out. Well, maybe more like life with the dull bits reduced.
I went to Firefly once. Firefly is like New England’s Burning Man. Held in a secret, secluded location, everyone goes camping for a week and brings art. Going to Firefly made me nostalgic for larp events. Not many people wanted to larp at Firefly. There were a few. If anyone could get me to go back it’s Hall of Arkham and their larp like hijinks.
Unfortunately I’ll be at home this August. Probably dying to get pictures, photos and stories from Bicolline. Fortunately there’s TempleCon. Also Legend of the Stars. Four days of Nordic Larp on a battleship sounds pretty good. I’ll be volunteering to help, but probably not playing. Those should keep me busy in the near future.
The Voyage North does a brief interview with prospective fellow travelers. Although recently scheduling these interviews has been tough, they’ve ironed out the personnel issues and are back up and running. My interview went well and I am pumped for Bicolline 2017. Continue reading “Continuing the Voyage”
Way back in 2014 I started a project building a shield. It just occurred to me that follow up pictures were never posted! As people have been searching for ‘boffer strap shield’ and finding my blog, I really should fix that error. So much has happened since then. The purchase of a home and construction of a workshop has aided in the completion rate of projects. There have been more shield builds, including an all foam build, and even a spear since my last post. Once I write up the posts you can check those out as well. Hopefully it won’t take me two years to get those posted.
When last I left off there was basically a bare wooden board with just some plastic tubing secured around it.