I realize I haven’t posted all week. I’ve been kinda busy with little things like, oh… seeing Aerosmith live in concert.
It was the first time I ever attended a major concert, and Aerosmith is actually my favorite band. (I just love classic rock.) It actually made me think about an 80s rock themed murder mystery LARP I once played. I was the wild drummer of the band.
I feel like I’ve been neglecting this blog, so I’m going to just write up a quick update my current state of life as far as LARPing is concerned.
Dia de los Sobres (“Day of the Envelopes”) 2013 is in two days. There two LARPs running, one of which I’ve already played (AGENT Bobo). I might ask the GMs if they’ll let me watch it run. I’m quite excited to be playing the other LARP, The Other Side of the Glass, aka Mirror. I’m a fan of the writing team, Paranoid and Crotchety, as I’ve really enjoyed a few others LARPs they’ve written. The themes of the LARP are intriguing (from the blurb: “The Other Side of the Glass is a character-driven game about love, gender, identity, and the strange ways in which magic changes them all.” I received my character sheet late last night (I think I’m going to enjoy this character.) The costuming directions seemed simple at first glance- all black with sunglasses. I happened upon a pair of sunglasses at a random late night convenience store run (knocked over the display while I was trying them on; that was awkward.) But then I couldn’t find any black pants. I finally found a pair, but not before having a slight tantrum over every pair of black pants that I own simultaneously going missing right when I happened to really need one for costuming.
I’ve also had a small chat with two other LARPers playing in Mirror. Our characters have a connected history and are likely to be interacting a lot in very unusual situations, so we talked about physical boundaries and limits. It’s not a bad idea for LARPs that focus on sensitive issues. Luckily, these are LARPers I know well and trust. The whole cast list is actually pretty awesome.
In two weeks time, there is another small LARPing weekend dubbed “The Devil Comes of Age”. The LARP I’m helping GM, Devil to Pay, has been cast. I’m hopeful that the LARP I’m playing in, The Prince Comes of Age, will be cast this weekend, or early next week.
Other LARPing events this summer include the second NELCO (a mini-conference of LARP panels) and the one day event of Cottington Woods. Summer is generally the slow season of LARPing, but happily, this summer is proving to have a decent amount of LARPing for me.
See you on the other side of the mirror!