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02 Jan 2015 16:38 - 02 Jan 2015 21:43 #1 by Amilia Tolunda (AmyTenchi)
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I am terrible at introduction posts- so here goes nothing!

I'm Julie Anne, a bit of a Renn Faire troll in the NJ/NY area that accidentally stumbled upon KR 3 times, and finally got the chance to make it in for the new year. I have a few acquaintances from both work and the renn faire lifestyle, including Gina C and her roommate Jason, a new player David, and his partner in crime Chad. I might also know a few others, and just not realize they're members yet!

Its sort of a funny story I like to share. I was invited to an event by Chad, unsure if accidentally or on purpose back in September. Thought it was an accident, didn't know anything about it, didn't go. Then in October, my job dressed for Halloween. I was a fae, and Gina was in LARP clothes. We started talking. My friend David then went to the event in November/December, and telling me about how exciting it was and stories about it and well...I'm finally taking the jump.



I've never done anything like this before. I'm directionally challenged, and usually the outdoors and myself do not agree. Gina has been helping answer immediate questions as I stumble upon them. So far, I'm camping with David, who sets up his own tent, winter weather be damned. I've mocked up a plastic tote to look like a table with a tablecloth for all my traveling junk, and found the warmest clothes this side of Jersey. I'm always open for suggestions on how to make KR the best experience for myself and all the existing players that I get to join in the world.

So far, I'm rolling a Gypsy Healer, and yes; I have a mountain of warm socks. :)

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02 Jan 2015 17:31 #2 by Dame Clytie Silverfang (itsgonnabemay)
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Hey there! I see that you have been forewarned of the sheer necessity of nice socks. Good, you're about 5 warm steps ahead of others.
I'm May, just a random player and a huge cosplayer and gamer before I got involved. It appears that Gina and David have you well-equipped already for what the game will have in story for you, but if there's anything else you need answering and they aren't available, I'd be more than happy to lend you a hand.
The best suggestion I can give is go big. Don't go home, but do try to go big. The more you let the setting, plot, and characters take you away, the more immersed you will be and the more fun you'll have. Also, if you don't know anything on the spot, feel free to ask pretty much anyone. We'd all be happy to let you know, or direct you to someone who has the answers you need.
I look forward to seeing you at the next game!

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03 Jan 2015 01:38 #3 by Nalick (TheBardAbides)
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Hi, Julie Anne! I'm Jeff and I'm a New Player Marshal at game. Happy to report that you're not alone in counting down the days. 20. Ahem. Welcome to Knight Realms!

As May said, you're off to a good start with your mountain of socks. Running for your life is an inevitability in Travance and that will involve running through puddles of water, ice, snow, slush, mud, spilled ale -- tragic, really! -- which will cause problems for your feet and the rest of you as well!

One bit of advice I can offer you, is that you shouldn't be afraid to make a mistake. Even the most seasoned players flub from time to time. You'll learn and grow as you play.

We all look forward to seeing you at the next event, and if you have any questions at all, feel free to post them here or send me a message.


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03 Jan 2015 01:58 #4 by Caelvan (Caelvan)
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Hey Julie. You met me too. I'm Conor Gina's other roommate. Glad to see you're posting here. Welcome to the community of Knight Realms.

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03 Jan 2015 04:42 #5 by Matt D (MattD)
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Now it's my turn to say hello too! I'm Matt, and like Jeff, Gina, and Connor, a New Player Marshal. It's our responsibility that you have a good time. I also play a Healer, so if you have any questions regarding the class or role play, don't hesitate to PM me. Welcome to the game, and we'll see you soon!

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04 Jan 2015 19:45 #6 by Cyndra Stagsblood (Taylorfischer)
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Hey Julie! It is always exciting to see new players entering the game! Me and the rest of the druids, I am sure, will be willing to help you if you get lost in the woods at any point :P

welcome to the game! yay!

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04 Jan 2015 22:37 - 04 Jan 2015 22:39 #7 by Amilia Tolunda (AmyTenchi)
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Thanks for all the welcoming wishes! I'm excited (and sort of freaking out at the same time, yay.)

I have a few easy logistics based questions:
  • For NPC shifts, I know everything is set up in time slots. Whats the best way to disguise a timepiece? Should I carry my cell phone in my pouch and just keep it hidden? Is a decorative watch (think a wristwatch with a leather beaded band) appropriate on a character? If needed- I think there are outlets somewhere on site to recharge things like cell phones?
  • How does getting to sleep/bathrooms/showers work in game? I don't want to interrupt someones gaming experience because I'm shot and need sleep, and at the same time, if I need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, I'd rather not get nommed by incoming undead (that I've heard like to roam at night)
  • I'm going to ask the grossest question ever, which I feel is valid. Are the bathrooms full plumbing? What are the 'rules' on disposing of feminine care products. Gross? Yes. Important to know before arrival? Double yes.
  • Admitting something strange here: I like to wash dishes and I've heard volunteers are always needed. I can assume I just talk to someone on site on the first day when it comes to NPC shifts and the like?

Thanks for all the help :) I'll probably have another hundred thousand questions built up in my brain by the next week, but it calms the anxiety and I think it'll make the game more enjoyable if I know all the ins and outs upon arrival instead of wandering like a zombie.

Oh yes, and I didn't mean to forget you Conor :) It took me a few times to remember Gina/Jason's names

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05 Jan 2015 00:00 #8 by Sean Moulson (Moulson13)
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Hi Julie Anne. My name is Sean and I am another new player marshal, like Gina and Conor. I might be able to answer a few of your questions.

1. I personally wear a nike fuel band, but you can hide a phone (most of us do) in a pouch. A watch as long as it looks in game should be fine. Yes for charging locations on the camp.

2. When you need to shower you can pop on a white headband and go shower. Bathrooms are out of game and no monsters are aloud to jump you in the potty. As for sleeping it is in game and monsters can attack you. So find a good group of friends to camp with who can wake you up if monsters attack. :)

3a. We do have plenty of full running water bathrooms. We have bath houses around camp as well as the inn.

4. The kitchen ALWAYS needs love and help. When you get to game we can introduce you to the kitchen marshals who will love and adore you for helping us and them.

Please feel free to message me or post more questions. :)

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05 Jan 2015 00:08 - 05 Jan 2015 00:18 #9 by Mirwen Silverbow (Mirwen)
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Hi Julie Anne!

I'm Christine, another New Player marshal, and I can't wait to meet you in game! I'm going to go ahead and assume other will tackle most of your questions, so I'll head right to the important one. I'm answering it publicly because you asked it publicly, and I'm sure there are other females who are probably curious as well and may have been too shy to mention it :)
We do have plumbing in four buildings around the camp; there are two bathhouses, the Inn, and the Monastery.
In the winter, the bathhouses close down, but there's still our main Inn building and our Monastery that have bathrooms. It might be a bit of a pain, but taking the hike to one of those with an indoor bathroom and garbage can is what I usually do. I recommend indoor disposal because we do have bears on the camp, and while they're hibernating in the winter, it's a good habit to get into for when the summer does roll around. In the warmer months, the bathhouses also have metal garbage cans with lids that as far as I know we've never had a problem with. I know there are also some ladies who use a Divacup, but I've never tried that before.

As far as quick answers for the others: A lot of people will have their phone in a pocket, and the buildings do have electricity, so recharging is possible
Sleep/shower/answer nature whenever you need to, but there are wandering monsters for most hours of the day and night. Typically there's a break between 2 am and 6 am, when logistics closes down.
Answered number three, I hope :)
Yes! Come help us in the kitchen! Come serve at the bar! Help clean up after feast! I wash dishes every Saturday night and it's always a good time.

I hope I helped out at least a little, and if there's anything else you'd like to ask, feel free to PM me. See you at game!

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05 Jan 2015 16:56 #10 by Amilia Tolunda (AmyTenchi)
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Thank you so so much! Sometimes the things no one wants to talk about are the more important questions to know before arrival. :-)

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18 Jan 2015 21:03 #11 by Captain Cade Tanwyn (Cade Tanwyn)
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Cousin! My brother Cael and I are both gypsy players and while not new to larp are newish to knightsrealm. Be sure to find us during the weekend as gypsy's always have gossip to share. We'll introduce you to some other gypsy players and help you get the lay of the land.

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20 Jan 2015 17:14 #12 by Cael Tanwyn (CaelTanwyn)
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Yes! Welcome to the merry gypsy familia! Come find us as soon as you can and we will make sure you are well taken care of. Blood looks after blood!

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20 Jan 2015 17:19 #13 by Amilia Tolunda (AmyTenchi)
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That would be amazing guys. Half nervous, half excited at this point.

Any other last-minute reminders, or things to bring from the peanut gallery? Anything is appreciated!

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20 Jan 2015 17:35 #14 by Caelvan (Caelvan)
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Many layers, gonna be cold this event. Waterproof your boots if they need it, gonna be a bit wet. A lot of socks, same reason as number 1.

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20 Jan 2015 17:38 #15 by Dame Clytie Silverfang (itsgonnabemay)
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Also make sure that you bring sleeping stuff to accommodate with the weather. While indoor places like the monestary and the inn will have heating to a degree, it will still be chilly and shivering beneath one sheet does not a happy larper make. bring something warm and comfy to sleep in.

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20 Jan 2015 19:22 #16 by Argyle Del Dragon (AngryCelt)
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It's over looked, but remember to drink water. Saftey, stay hydrated out there, and a little stretching never hurt to prevent cramping up. I wish you well, and hope you have a great event. Welcome to the Knight Realms family!!!

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21 Jan 2015 14:28 - 21 Jan 2015 14:29 #17 by Rowan Uidhir (Teresa)
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We can't wait to have you with us, Julie Anne!
Here's to a great, wintry event!

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22 Jan 2015 07:04 #18 by Gunnar Gunnarson (jhines0042)
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There is always something that you will forget or need help with. So just know that everyone... and I mean everyone ... will try to help you or direct you to someone who can help you when that happens. Don't be shy about asking for help. Don't suffer because you made some mistake and left your socks out in the snow or something. So if you do encounter a problem once on site, ask someone for help or at least ask someone to take you to the kitchen or logistics because you need help.

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22 Jan 2015 07:52 #19 by Not An Assassin (Salem)
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Look for the guy in the black armor with long hair and a goatee (me) if you want to go to the best IG tavern ever (under the barn).

Just sayin'.

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