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Lubena 2011

I am a bit late with my review, but I wouldn't do it justice if I didn't review this year's Lubena, last of this year's large events which happened in late August this year.

It's both the second largest event that happened in 2011. (after Jaska 8), and the one which was organized on the smallest terrain. Three camps were formed which were rather close by, but mostly it didn't matter much because of the dense foliage on the terrain... Mostly. It didn't offer the barbarian camp enough protection from one very pissed off mage because they were in his range when he woke up, but that's a long story...

The terrain on Lubena - or Majčin Gaj as it's called in-game - isn't really suited to monsters. Which is OK, because there weren't any. Instead, players had strange things happening to them... Like everybody waking up and finding a bone in one of their arms turned to jelly, with healing spells offering just a temporary solution before it happened again... It was a LARP of mistery and roleplay, and rules were rather loosely upheld. There was some PvP action and a tournament (congratulations, Gareyth!), but otherwise it was mostly non-intensive fun.

Some tournament posing on the field next to camps...

My French character continued his seductive roleplay, and actually got married. The ceremony was quite fun, it was performed by my new in-game wife's RL boyfriend, I believe we all had a laugh. Oh, and I actually learned some French for in-character purposes. We got in-character advice to go to Egypt for our honeymoon, so we put it in our backstories - that's why I'm wearing a turban on Maksimir in my post last Friday.

It probably looked somewhat like this

Due to RL obligations, I stayed on Lubena only one day, but it turned out to be a great day. The impressive part was that this LARP was pretty much a one-man band, organized/GM-ed by Miroslav Wranka, and it did work well. I'm looking forward to coming again next year - especially considering that this is the closest big LARP to my home...

Since I haven't seen my in-game wife since then, our adventures will continue on Osijek mini-LARP next weekend. Which will actually be in Crkvari near Orahovica (new terrain - not Utvrda Svijetlosti), and quite far from Osijek, but organized by the same group.

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