So Serenity LRP was this gone weekend. Bit of a surprise, really: I've been mooky crew for the last four years, and on the way up to help with pre-event set up (I thought putting player packs together) I was first asked to rules-ref the science plot, and then to write entirely new plots for one group on the spur of the moment. Chaps, let me beg you: yes, it's cool to have fleshed-out character and group backgrounds, but please, 23 pages for 10 guys is WAY TOO MANY
. Concision and succinctness are virtues. I am such a fan of the 100 word statting 'system' we unvented for Martell
- and not just because I am a lazy bugger (though for sure I am).
The event went as well as it could given the fact we had six inches of snow on Saturday night and I had some kind of horrendous mouth rash of extreme pain and caffeine-imbibition-prevention. Newsflash: Lizy cannot run without caffeine.
Still, the plot that I wrote (in a pair with a[nother] newb ref, Delwyn) went off, or at least, one of them did pitch-perfect, one went mostly-okay and the other turned into a slowburner. Because of the EXTREME BUSY, I only got to take one NPC out, but she was someone-else's-plot integral and funtimes. Hilariously it was written by a lecturer (and not-quite-nepotist <3) at my first choice uni, and thus I got to be
a surgeon for the weekend - there's some cool pictures of me assisting with in-character renal surgery that I really
need to make sure don't get seen and unfortunately misinterpreted by any applications people. XD
Really chuffed that I've got a couple new chaps recruited for Tuillé Traders at the first event this year - the aforementioned Delwyn and also a_place_to_fall
, who introduced me to RP but is new to LRP. #Classified
, the current Oxford society game, remains intense and awesome on a weekly basis, but getting there is becoming increasingly tricky. This may prove awkward now I've been asked onto the GM team for the next game, Disjunction
. I'm still taking driving lessons every week, but my instructor says I'm at least a couple of months away from test-taking, and Dad is too busy to take me out for separate practise - also I'm not confident with him since I went over
a big roundabout a few months back, the only time he's taken me out. I really should take jitson
up on his offer to supervise me again, since the driving we did waaaay back (oh man, that was the day we booked Martell
) was really helpful. I don't feel like I've hardly progressed since, though. Gah.
The job hunt has stepped up apace recently - been applying for a bucketload of temp work and things. Frankly I need to get out of the house for a reason that isn't LRP. I have also been exploring the non-parental cohabitation options, but things are looking a little grim on that front. It is currently a choice between returning to Norwich or some equally far-away place, or staying where I am, and frankly that is looking... uncomfortable. I'm a bit stuck.