Saturday, 2 April 2011

Into the Maelstrom

Aieeee! I've just signed up for an Easter weekend of LARP with Maelstrom. Do you have any idea how long it is since I did any serious live roleplay?  Not to mention on a camping weekend?

But I've heard great things about Maelstrom. Those who go become wildly enthusiastic about it. Unlike the alternative big events in the UK, it doesn't centre around an inevitable battle. It's adult-only. The advanced rules/serious background are only discovered by experience. Its feel is Renaissance onward rather than Medieval, with tons of added wierdy stuff. There will be tricorn hats and people with animal heads (Black Lace would not aprove!) and blackpowder pistols. And, no doubt, mud.

Does this count as my midlife crisis?


Jo said...

I don't know. It might be more of a mid life crisis if you took up embroidery and went to church.

Fulani said...

I don't know about a midlife crisis (I seem to get those on a regular basis!) but it looks like fun. Judging from the pics, people seem to make a huge amount of effort with costumes and makeup and be extraordinarily dedicated to what they're doing... Entering a different world like that for a few days can be, I'm sure, a very refreshing break.

Janine Ashbless said...

if you took up embroidery and went to church

That wouldn't be a mid-life crisis, that would be dementia.

Yes, costume dedication is an important part of Maelstrom. I've been out this morning buying stuff from charity shops to convert for my character! And I, ahem, bought a ... clay pipe. And tobacco.

Madelynne Ellis said...

Probably lots of folks there that you can say "Hi" to for me. Hope you have a good time.

Janine Ashbless said...

Shall I wear a "Madelynne says Hi!" tabbard? ;-)