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To bid or not to bid?

The process of reviewing games bid for Intercon has begun again, and as it always does, it makes me think about what I should be bidding to do my part for my beloved New England larp community. I've already bid Break a Leg, as it's easy and small and they always need Sunday morning games, so my comped membership has already been assured. But now I'm wondering if I should get a little more serious.

As I mentioned, now that I'm about finished with my graduate education (can almost taste that useless masters degree...) I am looking forward to returning to writing larps. And the one that I think will be my next solo project is Imperium, the one set in a fictionalized version of Ancient Rome. I'd love to have a new game to debut at Festival this year-- it's been a while since I've had a new "showpiece" to seriously contend for the-signup-everyone's-vying-for-first-round --and Intercon is just one month before. It woudn't be too hard to run another game along with something as simple as Break a Leg.

I don't have a blurb yet, I'd have to write one. And if I bid it, that means I'd be committing to getting on it and finishing it within the next year. But it's probably enough time to get it done. I haven't decided on my other upcoming projects (once I get out of just-fucking-finish-grad-school mode I will settle on what those will be for the near future) but that would have to be considered as a factor in budgeting my time for other enterprises. But I do miss writing a new larp and having lots of people clamoring to play it. So I may just have to get on it and bid so I can't weasel out. :-)


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May. 23rd, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
"Ancient Rome" is a -very- broad term. Are you thinking height of the Republic, fall of the Republic, Imperial, or Decline of Rome? Each of them is a very different stage, with the players of the time having different motivators and perspectives.

If you do move on this, know that I have lots of resources at your disposal. This was one of my areas of study...
May. 23rd, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
It's going to be at the very start of the Imperial period, which characters who are analogues to the major figures of the time, Augustus, Antony, etc.

I did actually want to pick your brain about a few things at some point, including if you had any thoughts on how to include a "wargame" or some sort of thing to represent military conquest. :-)
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