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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 2  
I remember your first event... Kevralyn was in disguise I seem to remember

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Only a few weeks now til the first dungeon of the year!
A few questions to those who are happy to answer...

Was HQ your first live role-playing experience?
If not, how did you get into LRP?

And how did you come across Heroquest?
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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 2  
Saw an ad in White Dwarf and our D&D group got in my mates mini and off we went to Treasure Trap. I was 15 I think, so about 30 years ago. Brilliant.

Then Labyrinth from when it started in the Royal Victoria docks, running around broken warehouses and offices. Then played/refed at the caves. Must go back one day and see if all my characters are still legal.

Then HQ when SFB set it up. Still feel the first 72 hour was the event of my life, just brilliant. So funny, so scary and so memorable - just a long list of extraordinary things happening, and no one had ever run such a long event. And HQ ever since, though I'm still in a baby tunnel that seems to have no end.

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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 14  
I started LARP back in NZ in 1988 at uni. There was only one event per year run on Waiheke island in Auckland harbour. You got to play on the first one then you'd monster the next two before you graduated.
We'd get the ferry out there, stay at a B&B then have a trek of many kilometers carrying all our kit to the dungeon which was an old, multi-level WW2 gun emplacement complex. It was incredibly awesome as a dungeon but also incredibly dangerous (random trenches in the ground, cable hooks sticking out of walls etc) and I've no idea how nobody ever got seriously injured. Teenagers made of rubber I guess. Maybe using cans of beer as healing potions helped?
Some of my friends from uni started up their own low hit system that I played for a bit and then when I came over here in 2000 I ended up flatting with Matt D back in the days when he was going on HQ events every two weeks religiously. So one day I decided to try LARP again and here I am still at HQ.
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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0  
I'm brand new to it all... Ive been interested for a while but never really had the guts to go ahead with it. I'm booked in and all excited for my first ever event.
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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 14  
Nice one Kevin, I see you are down to monster next week, it will be a blast.

I am one of the refs for next week so we will talk you through everything, but am sure you should have a great time.

anything you want to know just shout.

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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 4  
I came to my first event around 1991 I think.

It was a theme weekend at welsh bicknor and my first character got eaten by a tree, dissolved slowly by sap from the feet up. Got 8 points (as we only stayed for the saturday overland) and lost a res.

Strangely I'm still playing that character...

It was Matt Gritt (Miam) who dragged me along to that first event. So, by lineage, that's via Bristol Poly I guess.
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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Saw an ad in White Dwarf and persuaded a mate to come along and off we went to Treasure Trap. I was 18 I think, so about 32 years ago. Brilliant.

Then Labyrinth from when it started in the Royal Victoria docks, running around broken warehouses and offices. Then played/reffed at the caves. Must go back one day and see if all my characters are still legal.


Then HQ when SFB set it up. And HQ ever since (with the occassional break), but maybe, just maybe it's time to break the old costume out again soon....

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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 9  
I'd been aware of LARP for a few years as my brother visited TT once. I bought some kit from Mythlore having seen them at Games Day 86 but didn't know of any local outlets for costumed tom-foolery.

Then, in 89, the brother in-law of a colleague (one Derek the Drow) persuaded me to come to HQ at the indoor site.

The rest is history (in the making)!
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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
As Craig eluded to in his note, there had been a first foray from Malvern to try Heroquest and LARP for the first time.
I think we first heard about the club through an article in GM Magazine (featuring Ian Smith as his archer scout on the cover).
We were Russ Charles, Rich Sherwood, (Ian - a friend from school) and me. We were mostly 14 years old, but Ian was 15. We travelled up to the Hawkestone site in my mums old Vauxhall Viva (2-3 hrs each way - mum driving). We planned to monster 8 hours for the day and then come home. We met the HQ guys including Rick (at the time) Jackson at the classic service station meet up. We then waited and waited. The start was so delayed that we only played for 3 hours before it was time to come home.
I wouldn’t have missed it for anything – The whole thing was so different to ‘real life’ and also felt a bit anarchic (in a good way - Debs was telling us how she’d made her armour from road signs).
I can still remember snippits from that first fight (some bandits). It was just so exhilarating to be swinging a weapon and fighting guys up to twice our age. We didn’t have many hits and I got butchered pretty quickly by this guy doing triple in each hand. I remember looking round from the floor to see the rest of us were mostly down, except for Rich who was swinging the classic old ‘brick on a stick’ and keeping them off for a minute more…
As an extra thing we took a dictaphone and recorded our first thoughts to it all. We thought everything we said was extraordinarily amusing at the time and replayed it over and over when we got home. Sadly lost now – probably a good thing.
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Re:How did you get into LRP / come across HeroQuest? 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 5  
Mine was pretty simple, bunch of friends in my then current d and d group were talking about going to laberenth on a two day stright event. So there I was to the entrance to this dark hole in the ground I descoverd a few things.....(1) home made armour made from foam bed rolls and silver spray always needs a roll if duck tape on hand (2) caveies can't fight for toffee even against a noob and (3) glow sticks are NOT a good substitute for a food light source lol . I gotts in lorian trust after that were I picked up the cursed sword known as badtouch,lol. Got board with that finally then my boss at the time sed he new mark and he was recruiting for hq so grabbed Matt box and a couple others and the rest is ....... Well the rest lol
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