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Terra Nova 2014 new date and roadmap for the future


When it comes to larps, I like to be well-organized far in advance. That's why I laid out the dates for all Camarilla Agram events in 2014 back in 2013. And that's why I announced Terra Nova 2014 almost a year ahead of time.

However, as time went on problems started to arise with the proposed May 16-18 date. The largest Croatian sci-fi convention SFeraKon was also announced on that weekend, which meant that we would have to change the date one way or the other because a lot of Terra Nova players are regular SFeraKon attendees. But in the meantime, another thing came into focus. We're expecting another baby and my wife is due on that date. And when childbirth is involved, the only thing you can really plan for around that date is that you can't plan anything with any certainty. To cut the story short, I went over the new dates and there were no easy options. Most weekends were already taken by something else. The new date for Terra Nova 2014 is June 13-15. It's the best fitting day - and yes, I know it clashes with one smaller larp and a medieval fair. My apologies. For various reasons, it's still the best date that could be selected for this event.

Since the second PoRtaL larp convention starts in 10 days in Budapest, I believe it was important to finalize the date before the event was presented at the convention. And so the new date stands: June 13-15. Expect the tickets to become available in the next few days. Note: this doesn't change the date of the pre-event meeting, which is set to happen at April 18th at 8 PM!

As we're already talking about Terra Nova, I'd like to talk about its' long-term plans for the future for a moment. To speed things up, the major plotline - existing since the first Terra Nova event - will end next year with Terra Nova 2015. That event is planned to be apocalyptical and world-changing. But what sort of world will it create in its' wake? It's up to you. Terra Nova 2014 this June is planned to set a stage for that apocalypse - expect the storylines to begin wrapping up - and what is done there will greatly influence the upcoming events.

The Terra Nova event between TN2014 and TN2015 is currently planned to be an event similar to Terra Nova: Zimograd, but - like last year's Rise of Rashalan - featuring its' own cast of characters. Current plans include the event to be set in Ardonian Empire, and focusing on the Emperor. Either full weekend or a 24 hour overnight event. However, those plans might still change - depending on players' actions in TN2014 and the availability of the terrain.

After TN2015, the setting will be greatly updated. Expect it to shift some time in the future of the new, Third Age - defined by the apocalyptical events of TN2015. This is also an opportunity to do an update of Terra Nova design, while keeping it fun and approachable. At TN2016, players will be given an option to reroll their characters and replace them with new ones more appropriate to the new setting (for those who will wish to keep their old characters, they will still be directly playable - moved through the ages by a plot device - and will have their own function in the plot). There will be factions. Basically, these are the only currently planned things about TN2016. The setting will be defined by what happens before it.

Between TN2015 and TN2016 there will be an interrim event that will introduce the updated setting. And of course, the storyline that starts in 2016 will also not last forever... However, all the setting info and lore will remain valid, for the entire Terra Nova series. Whether you play Terra Nova or not, you can submit your lore (stories, history, philosophy, mysticism, poetry, practical stuff etc) to be included in the Ardonian library, the crowdsourced world-building effort. It will keep significance for the years to come ;)

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