Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What To Do In the Off-Season?

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I was at the in-laws house for Christmas, where internet is a scarce commodity (and water is too, apparently). The family survived by playing game after game of Dominion for warmth, or something like that.


Around this time of year, I never know what to do with myself. With no games in the near-near future, I have a little bit of time to work on some of the projects that should have been done a long time ago.
  • I plan on making some Steampunk gear for Exiles, as I will most likely play a Technologist when my current character bites the big one. Technologists are a prop-heavy class, but I think it could be a lot of fun.
  • I need to go over the reps I have that need to be repaired, and throw away the ones that have been far past that point for some time now.
  • Work on a new costume for a new character. This is going to mean some scrounging, some modifying, and some sewing. Also, said character is going to need some new boffers.
  • Get the minimum stuff required to attend a Wastelands game. Essentially, this means Airsoft eye protection as well as a boffer or two that are a little more modern than what I've got.
  • Start writing up some plot for the game (possibly games) I'll be running.

So what kinds of stuff do you do in the off-season?


  1. That's all good stuff, I think :) It's sooo easy to let your gear go and just haul it out next season, but a few updates and new touches can make your old stuff look better and work better too. Not to mention cleaning it makes you more sanitary...larp funk ftl.

    I've started taking some time in the off season to refocus my larp goals for the coming year. yes, that sounds super dorky, but it helps me to think about what I want to do with the game. Whether it's the costuming, how I want to build my characters' skills, changes I want to make in my role-play, or plot goals I want to pursue - now's a great time to figure out how I can get the most out of my game! That way during the year I'm not dissatisfied because I don't know what I want to do - I can spend my game time doing what's fun for me (mostly ;) ). Unfortunately it's not a great time to email plot people, since they're taking a break too, but I try to think about it now and then put it into action later.

    It's also good for scheduling, like identifying what games I want to go to now that I'm old and busy ;) It's easy to put off going to that other larp I keep meaning to go to by never setting aside the weekend to do it - so put it on your calendar now and try something new!! I hope to get a few more games in this year by doing that.

  2. heh, apparently I resign things. ;)

    More seriously, I enjoy having free time and lazing about on weekends and don't really do anything LARP related. I'll worry about events when they get closer and play Civilization 5 until then.

    I have staff meetings starting back up in january for Mirror Mirror, but hopefully I won't be doing much more than that LARP-wise until the two Feb. events I will be PCing before another break.

  3. Honestly, I'm surprised you guys lasted so long!

    Your effort was greatly appreciated, and NERO will be worse off without you guys at the helm. Good luck with Mirror Mirror, a game I'd love to try if it ever comes around to my part of the woods.