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Larp autumn

The second part of Croatian summer season was a bit slow this year. With most larps scheduled in June - July, there were fewer larps than expected in August and early September - also, Majčin Gaj got cancelled and Rajski Vrhovi XVII got cut short due to rain.

This will turn around now, giving us possibly the biggest streak of "Larp every week" that ever happened in Croatian autumn. We really do a lot of larps for our population...

Krvomeđe will open the season on Sunday, September 16. A series of battlegames for those who like some action and fighting. This one will be organized by me, and I'm planning to do some new stuff.

It will continue the next weekend, September 22-23 with Sven Nemet's Steampunk - Para pokreće svijet series, third larp: Gates of war. There has been so far a great ammount of pre-game effort put into preparation for this game, and if it's going to be similar to the previous event.

There was supposed to be a second Krvomeđe on Sunday, September 30th, but it was cancelled in favor of Maksimir 61, returning on September 29th after a three-month break in doing Maksimir events (I think it's one of the biggest breaks so far). The story of Maksimir 61 will be an intro to Jaska 11, both events done by Ognjeni Mač.

First weekend of October will be Tragači zore (Seekers of the Dawn) by Lateralus. Sign-ups ended today, and so far 48 people signed up - many of them first time larpers. Like Terra Nova, Tragači zore will also be multilingual, as there will be a group of Italian players. It looks like it will be quite an interesting event, and the place to be on October 6-7.

Weekend after (Oct 13 - 14), it's gonna be Jaska 11. It's expected to be a shorter event than regular Jaska, and an event much like last year's Jaska 9. There's still no official announcement around, so this is still subject to change.

The next weekend (Oct 19 - 21) there's officially no larp in Croatia. But a lot of us are going to Hungary, to Chronicles of Demgard to visit our Hungarian friends who came to see us on Terra Nova.

October 28 is the last event scheduled in the long line. Like the first event of the group, it will be battlegames on Krvomeđe.

Whether something's planned for November is not yet known at this time. But there will probably be at least one Maksimir and Krvomeđe. Maybe an indoor event by Gaia like last year? It still remains to be seen. December will have Rajski Vrhovi feast on December 15-16 (still awaiting to be announced) and the only larp scheduled so far for the next year is Terra Nova: Zimograd on January 11-13.

So far it looks like an exciting schedule.

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