Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Manticore XV: Thanatos

Well, 12 days after my last post complaining that we still need alot of people for upcoming Manticore the counter is now at 89 participants. So that's way much better than the 60 we had in the beginning of January.
But it's still 21 less than we had in November last year.
Of course 53 of those 89 still need to pay so I hope they'll do that :-)

Anyway, if we will have less than 110 it'll have proven my point to the board of Oneiros: making membership mandatory in order to allow people to participate is a bad thing! Why am I sure that this will be the reason we might not get enough people? Almost every Manticore (especially since Manticore 11) has been getting more and more positive feedback. Each event resulted in more participants than the event before. Our last event was considered by alot of participants as 'the best ever' (and this was with rain all weekend, mud, cold, ...). So normally I would expect at least as much participants as last event.

But we'll just have to see, won't we? It could also be that my logic is completely flawed :-) and that people will gladly pay 10 euro's extra for the mandatory membership that gives them absolutely NOTHING extra, besides being allowed to participate in our event.

In any case the crew is really anxious to make Manticore XV another fantasic episode. I've reviewed the scenario last friday and it looks great to me. So if you're reading this and you haven't subscribed yet to Manticore XV do so now. Even the extra 10euro that Oneiros wants from you will make it worth.

I'll see you in Mythandir

Friday, January 11, 2008

Picture of the month (or week)

Following the trend of Sam and Vince I'll try to post at least each month a larp picture.

To start out I'll give you a picture I took at Poort XXIV larp in september 2005.

Let me know what you think of it.

Here's a link to the full album of pictures I took at this larp: http://larp-gallery.eu/main.php?g2_itemId=118

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Happy new year

I may have been quiet of late, but I've been busy. :-)
In this new year I'll be having some surprises in Larp land. At his moment I'm working very hard on a new mass-larp concept and there is of course Manticore.
Manticore 15 is just around the corner on 15-17th of February 2008. I personally hope that the new Oneiros rule (only members are allowed to participate) will not mean less participants. At this moment with just a little more than 1 month to go we only have 60 participants while Manticore 14 had around 110 participants. In any case we will keep on working to have a larp without Time-stop moments to note battle-damage (which is a pretty unique concept in Flanders as far as I know) and to keep a rather high visual realism standard.

In the meantime I hope we will have some time to improve our briefing movie clips.

Talking about movie clips, below is a teaser of another Lord of the Rings fanfilm: The Hunt For Gollum. It tells the story of the hunt of Aragorn for Gollum. The teaser looks and sounds very promising.