Well, we’re in the thick of spring, and the days are getting longer. The sunshine both helps with productivity and makes me want to roll around in the grass with friends.
It has me thinking about what makes “fun”. What is “fun”? What is it that makes people want to dress up in costumes and go outside and run around in the woods with their friends? The answer, of course, is different for everyone, but it has me also thinking of time and how it is used.
I know that for me, personally, most of my fun at LARP comes from some form of interaction – whether that is a heartfelt scene, a combat, a leisurely meal and card game with other characters, a group puzzle, or a harrowing adventure. It is those interactions that give me the most sense of a meaningful use of my time.
One of the things we are striving to do in our world-building this year is to make the world rich with inspiration and ways to fill your time in a way you find valuable. We are trying to flesh out crafts and games that various setting cultures find enjoyable, as well as work on other ways to ensure that players have plenty to do on the event site.
One of the activities we will be showing and unveiling at our first culture reveal fundraiser event next month in May is a card game precious to the Gothic people. It is called Kartoffel, and it is the brainchild of our own font of creativity, Jason Yacalis, with card design by the indomitable Megan Durham. The game instructions, as well as sample decks, will be available to learn from at the event, and Jason will be demoing it. If you enjoy it, or want to practice more, we will also be selling decks. Here are samples of what to expect!
We’ll be keeping you updated with various tidbits and parts of Age of Ashes that we’re working on and excited about, but please don’t hesitate to tell us what you’re excited about as well, or what you’re curious about. Use our Facebook group, or send us a ticket through the website, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you!
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