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Overview of the last weekend - Maksimir 51 and Krvomeđe

Double event! Last Saturday was Maksimir 51, and the day after was Krvomeđe.

Maksimir 51 was a standard park quest. Or to be honest, it was a bit light on action compared to what's usually there. There were two reasons for it. First, the organizers went light on us after intensive sleep deprivation awesomeness that was Jaska 9. Second, the day after was Krvomeđe. So they didn't want to drain our strength. Anyway, we filled holes in the action with some nice roleplay.

Trying my new headgear on Maksimir 51 - a black turban

After a few troubles caused by politics (and hunting a dire bear), we were disturbed by some gnomes... halflings... or whatever they were. They started charming people around with their screechy voices, making them dance and stuff. It annoyed plenty of people, so it ended up in a fight. Players will try to rescue a monastery infested by those creatures in a future installment... Most likely Maksimir 52. You can find event photos here, these are mostly artsy character portraits taken by Ivo Turk on medium format film (yeah, that stuff still exists).

Krvomeđe, on the other hand, was a full no-RP tactical battlegame. It was quite useful for training. We played several variants of capture the flag, and a variant of capture the base. It was very fun, and a good exercise.

Just over two hours of this

It was the first appearance of Green Banner Croatia - Croatian branch of Green Banner, a Serbian LARP group / fighting company which looks like this in action. It was quite interesting. You can check all the event photos here.

There was a downside to both of these events - they were too short. Organizers are not to blame for this one though - the incoming winter is (the winter is coming!). The hours are getting shorter all the time, and at around 4 PM it was already a wrap-up time. But, it's still way more active than last year.

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