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#1965
Re:the opening move 8 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 20  
Well what can I say I feel like I have been utterly driven through the wringer after that.

High Points:
- Realising as I hit the deck that we are in an area where the neutral sphere is suppressed and that my guardian spirit is on holiday.
- Some of peoples justifications for why they would be willing to enter into the evil ritual. Myrtle in particular made me quite tearful.
- The interrogation of the Empire Spy and his "tramp". Both parts were played really well and seeing people queue up to be "bad cop" was most amusing.
- the feel of the camp. One I mentioned on the way home but the various NPCs around the trading post were exceptionally well fleshed out to the point that conversations between them over breakfast and dinner seemed natural and IC without a player even being involved.
- The final conversation with Quicksilver where he really didn't want to make it easy for me in any way.
- The battle with Lancet. A bit naster b*stard in the nicest possible way. I am betting we see more of him soon.
- Nathans stalwart supporters during the Ashnazi challenge, the balance of tense and ridiculous was truely entertaining.
- Woolf and Lei Fung's new artwork and the resultant "heist" that can only drive their works value up up up.

There were other high points clearly but I' currently so tired I can barely type.

But really a big thank you to all the party who followed my shakey lead despite not always agreeing. I did think there was going to be a mutiny at some point but we seemed to manage. Although I think you can safely say that it will be a long time before Shards nerves recover enough to lead a group.

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#1967
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Thanks to the huge monster crew and the Refs!

Favourite Moments:

Soloing against 8 monsters to become a Knight!

Standing outside the ritual circle and watching as 20+ monsters came over the hill to face the seven of us!

Being pounded into the ground twice by the Shark God!

Watching Randolfin do his best to win his Duel!

Mertle "the Secret Weapon"

Dueling Fraser for nearly 15 minutes whilst blinded!!!

Trying to mug Tersius in the dark to get the rod, then our "chat" in the toilet the following day.

The whole bit with Simian at the end!

casting my first Weapon of Disruption and then walking the 8 greater wraiths!!

And of course having my personal healer, thank you Hector!!
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Lots of fun - hope the portal and the sound effects were suitable, I couldn't find anything to amplify the sound louder!

Bit poo finding out how poisons worked after the Pawn fight > but I think it still went well

Highlights - Sebs face when he was told no 10 was Simian! and the little happy dance after

having a lovely sunbathe on the dunes whilst the monsters found the party

Lots of fun and giggles throughout the event shame I had to leave early.

See you at the wedding!
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alexhooper wrote:
Lots of fun - hope the portal and the sound effects were suitable, I couldn't find anything to amplify the sound louder!

The portal was great.

Most of the other best bits have already been mentioned!

I also have to mention that the food was again, in my opinion, excellent. The meal on the last night was great.

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Yes, mucho kudos and thanks to Alex and her imagination & creativeness that brought forth the chaos portal.

Otherwise you may have been looking at a piece of tinsel & some sparklers, lol
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#1986
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Shard Farsight wrote:
But really a big thank you to all the party who followed my shakey lead despite not always agreeing.

Just remember that any disagreements were purely in character! And as you and Mike have said, the disagreements (which were actually rather rare) led to some of the best roleplaying on the event...

(The look on your face when Quicksilver told Shard that he no longer considered him to be a friend was fantastic! A shame other people didn't get to see that especially nasty moment; it was fun to twist the knife.)

Pretty difficult to play a Micheliner convincingly and go along with that ritual!

Best,

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I must extend my thanks to all who was there for the HQ.
The plots and twists were all fine, it was the levels of detail that were wonderfully fleshed out. Kudos to the Refs but very much so also to the crew who brought their NPC's to life so convincing and consistantly.

Also I must say how much I enjoyed the party dynamic even if they were a bunch of goody two-shoes (mainly).
To use a geeky reference: more firefly/B7 then Next Gen

Loved the 'interaction' with the rod in play - leading to the confrontation the next day with Woolf.

Really enjoyed the conversation with Karl's guard about the state of the commons on Murandir.

The Chaos Portal and the D'oh! moment.
Playing dodge the Cone of Colds.
Simian revelation.
The gold ribbon on the fake rod of ygantyr. Gits!

Hated: standing in the ritual on the first day and watching my companions getting jobbed.

Some great fights with some lovely skirmishing - thankyou monsters.

Cheers!

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Thanks to all involved for the event, it was fun but tiring.

The highlights for me were the many in character discussions, including the final ritual and pondering the royal charters in between the game, and other missions.

There were some good fights, I think I enjoyed the fight against Lan'Cet , but ones that spring to mind are the Garamite and Wendigo fights.

See folks next weekend.

Rob
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Right this is a little delayed but only because I am just getting around to seeing all the website and not even seen this post but now that I have some spare time on my hands, I wish to add my tuppence.

Pete, Fraser, Neil and Sarah thank you for immersing me in a world full of plot, intrigue and design for a week of relief from my real life. To the players thank you for accepting me even though I was playing an over righteous twat, that was not very giving in terms of his principles. I had a great time.

The event for me as discussed in emails with some of the players and refs was different but very enjoyable. I am use to a different style of play as I have been Roleplaying with the Laby system since 1989 so that is 20 years of them, and playing with the Gathering event for around 8 years with them. Also it was my first time doing serious role-playing in about 8 years. I have not been in character for so many days for in fact over 10 years. All in all it was a good thing and not a waste of my money for plane fair and actual game.

The HeroQuest game system is refreshing in that it has a central plot line and it seems to have carried on down the same line for over 20 years. There is stuff that was discovered like Simian being number 10 that was a marvel to watch as an effect on the faces of the players that I saw. For me new to the system and as such the plot I did not know anything, but when it dawned on the players who number 10 was they were shocked, everything fell into place for them from stuff that took place 3 years ago.

It’s things like that, that lend to the whole LARP experience becoming something you get immersed into, instead of just playing stats and getting more points to play another stat session at another date. Without the overall world continuity you have in your system, I believe your game system would be just another point’s grab system, and people just trying to outdo each other on events instead of immersing themselves into the game world and role-playing, which is what we are all here for.

I had a great time is all I have to say and wish all of you who carried bruises because of the bow and arrows to accept my humble apology for the Nth time, and I did try to make up for it by cooking you all a big meal and buying you all beer to overcome the sorrow of my arrow shots.

Finally I have to say a real big thank you to Karina, Jenny and Kim who cooked awesome food and I found there cheer all the time sweet and uplifting, there was nothing that they would not do for us. They were hard working people especially when I was ordering them about in the kitchen too. 

This a silly long post oh well time to shut up.
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I only turned up to monster the last daytime section but I had a wonderful time

the standard of player costume even though it was the last day was excellent - as was their roleplaying and vocals without exception.

The monsters roleplaying was of a similarly high standard and I didnt see or experience any unpulled blows in some quite harsh fights.

The atmosphere was also brilliant with everyone quite obviously having a great time.

It just reminds me why I still want heroquest to continue and why I am so glad it does.

Once again a big thank you to all of you; referees monsters and players, without all of you we would not still exist

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