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A slow January - but filled with preparation work

January has started slow. Due to the unusually warm weather lasting since before Christmas (seems like our winter escaped to North America), last Sunday's Steampunk event "Chase" - which was imagined to have people chasing each other in snow - has been postponed until January 26th. Krvomeđe - which happened on the same day - didn't work out, as only three people showed up. Personally, I find this puzzling. Plenty of people want some fighting practice, but they don't show up on Krvomeđe which is basically pure fighting, no strings attached. Seems to me like a good match, but oh well.

That weekend - 25th and 26th - is gonna be busy. 25th is the first larp of the main Camarilla Agram series. With already over 20 people who said they'll come, it's gonna be an interesting evening. There's more room, so feel free to sign up. Sunday is the Chase, which was mentioned before, and also the yearly assembly of Ognjeni Mač - after which it will be much clearer in which way they'll take direction this year.

Seems like that's it for the January schedule. Or almost. Preparations are underway for bigger fantasy larps later this year. The Elder Scrolls Chronicles is having a character backstory deadline in a few days, so if you haven't done so already - fill it up.

Terra Nova is announcing the Ardonian Library Project. The fictional Ardonian nation's history and culture is outsourced to YOU - not only the players, but all the interested parties. The basics have been written here - help us fill the rest!

The way we're gonna do it is by writing. You're invited to write short stories, poems, historical accounts, religious texts, art and more - all from the perspective of the game world. Once written (don't forget to also note the fictional author), send them to me. After they've been checked and approved (whether or not they contradict the stuff that's already written), they will be placed online and you will be credited as a contributor to the gameworld.

There's no minimum or maximum limit on the length of the text. Yeah, the larp is in Croatia - but you can help the gameworld come alive by creating a part of its' history wherever you are.

Izgon documentation website has been updated with several diaries and art pieces in the Izgon 2 section (just click where it says check out the characters here). We still got barely over a quarter of surveys in, so if you played Izgon 2 and didn't fill in the survey... please do so ASAP. Thanks!

February will be filled with goodies. One Vampire larp every wednesday. And more stuff - expect them to be published soon :)


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