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Elysium 33, local and other larp news

I can't remember when was the last time when I walked onto one of our Vampire weekly events (Elysium) and NOT see some new players. Was it sometime in August, when most people were at the coast swimming? For my non-Croatian readers, we're a small country. Zagreb is 2 hours away from the coast, and most people go to the coast to spend their holidays there. We usually rent apartments, or go to friends or family down there and chill on the overcrowded pebbly beaches of the Adriatic sea for a week or two, sunbathing and swimming. Not even the crappy weather like this summer can deter us (though it certainly lowers the mood).

During July and August, Zagreb seems half-deserted apart from the construction work that gets done in that time. With the arrival of September and a new school year, Zagreb springs back to life. People return to their regular lives and we get the rush hour traffic again.

This September (and early October) was supposed to have several big events, but it seems they got a stroke of bad luck. TESC2 got postponed due to floods blocking the path to the terrain. Dioniz, set to happen this week on Saturday got postponed to mid-April next year due to a low number of players who sent in their character sheets.

"How many Brujah does it take to change a lightbulb?"

Which left Camarilla Agram as the only larp series going on during that time, consistently. Last day of the August was a major event - Camarilla Agram 6. Apart from that one, there was a minor Elysium event every week.

Yesterday's Elysium 33 was one of the better events. Apart from the two new players, regular plotting, scheming and hanging out together (sort of a weekly Vampire unlife), yesterday a major part of the event was about a certain neonate trying to teach the sense of humor to a certain elder - and finding out what amuses him wasn't a simple task...

Next week is the next major Vampire event in Zagreb - Camarilla Agram 7. Soon after, there will be a 12-day pervasive Astra larp (rules are up, though in Croatian only) - and three more Elysium events for the rest of the month.

An IC map used in the upcoming Terra Nova

November seems like it will be a fantasy month, with 2 larps played in Eko Selo Žumberak. Terra Nova: End of an Empire will be first of them, on November 8th. Sign-ups are available here. Two weeks later, expect the previously postponed The Elder Scrolls Chronicles 2: Soulburst. A new round of sign-ups for TESC has opened - check them out here.

In other news, a worldwide larp census has started. If you ever larped or consider larping (which is highly probable if you're reading this blog) and you have a minute, you can fill it out here.

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