About this time last year I attended Legacy, a live-action role playing game held at the Faire Play campsite in Montrose and run by several of my friends , for the first time. As a long-time roleplayer but LARPing virgin, I expressed my fears at trying something new; as the season progressed I found that I enjoyed it quite a bit, despite the cold and wet and sometimes terrible “That Guy” roleplayers that I would encounter. Legacy’s inaugural season ended in November of last year the weekend before my wedding, and I was eager for April to roll around once more in order to go back.
Being passionate about your hobbies and wanting to share them with others is not, in and of itself, a bad thing. However, there are times when going into the intricate details of how to harvest, preserve, and categorize nose boogers is just plain wrong; sometimes you have to learn to keep your big, creepy mouth shut (and your finger out of your nose).
This past weekend was the final event of the season for Legacy, up at Faire Play in Montrose, and while you may be disappointed to read that I didn’t punch anyone in the junk this time around, I did end up tied to a tree and licked by a giant boner-inducing frog.
Pay attention, folks: there are statements that have never before been uttered in the history of world, and that was just one of them.
I can’t wait until the next four weeks or so are done and gone. This is the last weekend the fiancée and I will have to ourselves before the insanity begins. If it’s not running down to Long Island for wedding preparation, it’ll be dragging our asses up to Faire Play to get hit with foam-covered sticks, and every single weekend until the 11th of November besides this one will be consumed with traveling far from home.
The fiancée and I returned, bloody but unbowed, from a long weekend of playing make-believe in the cold and wet only to find that the water heater in our kitchen suffered a catastrophic failure. Having to scramble to clean up a flooded kitchen and bathroom wasn’t exactly exactly the nice, stress-free homecoming that we anticipated.
Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another Legacy weekend! The fiancée and I will be spending the day getting our affairs in order so we can leave for three days filled with running around in the woods, going uphill both ways, and freezing our asses off overnight. I don’t know what it is about Faire Play but it’s a good 10 degrees cooler there than anywhere else nearby – which is great in the summer, but not so fun in the spring and fall – so it’s all about layering and sleeping curled up next to a plug-in heater. Not so authentic, but the main building on the site is a big, old, drafty barn with no insulation, so it’s either freeze to death or sleep in a giant pile of naked sweaty fat LARPers; I’ll take my chances with hypothermia.
Tune in over the weekend for some pre-selected goofy bullshit! You’ll all get a full report Monday morning once I return, hopefully without accidentally castrating a staff member. Vae victus, Ford.
… serious enough that I got drunk-dialed the other night by two friends and fellow players.
Two nights ago, I punched a gnoll in the dick.
So the fiancée and I are currently scrambling to get ourselves ready for yet another Legacy weekend, and in the interest of saving my sanity I’ve decided to play the YouTube video trump card. This one was brought to my attention by the lovely and talented Jei, and features a particularly catchy ear-worm done up pretty damn impressively, thanks to some seriously talented audio and video editing:
Pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.
Heading up to Faire Play later today for another weekend of getting beaten up by people who are much better than me when it comes to fighting with a latex boffer weapon. I need a bigger shield.
To mark the occasion, enjoy this trailer for Realm of LARP, a new “fantasy” reality series that’s going to be aired on the Nerdist Channel! Not only is this particular game filmed at a nearby game, but one of my friends and fellow Legacy player, Drew Luckenbach, is one of the featured players, so give it some love.