My partner and I are looking at attending an Empire event in the near future but had a few questions about the process we were hoping could be answered here.
I’m sure most of these questions will have been answered in other forum posts but as we are completely new and we had quite a few questions we thought a forum post might be more efficient.
- Although we are very comfortable with roleplaying in tabletop games we are new to LARPing and were intending on creating characters that are a couple in game and will likely stick together in our first few events as we become more comfortable. Is there anything we might need to do to make sure we stick together and is it ok to have characters starting out with this kind of connection?
We were thinking of joining Highguard as we are both more interested in the political, religious and magical aspects of the world. Specifically, we were thinking of the magister archetype within the Ravens Watch chapter as we were quite interested winter magic and their virtue. We planned out a design for our clothes:
My Partners: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Hy1P539g21_sjQ9Gzj4kOFDGgvrRs6a/view?usp=sharing
(We know the runes are not as appropriate and will not be including a design like that in our final costumes)
Do these designs fit with what you would expect from people in Highguard, or could you suggest a different nation that it might better fit?
Do the outfits themselves fit a magister within Highguard?
My partner also has longer hair (think Geralt in the witcher length) he was a little worried if this would fit in with the Highguard nation?
We know that you can’t cast spells while wearing armour and my partner plans to include metal greaves and bracers (vambraces) intended completely for cosmetic purposes than as actual armour as we will be non-combatant, will we need to discuss if this is ok with referees?
We also had some more logistical questions about the process of joining the nations and specific chapters.
- Is it ok to simply say that we are part of a specific chapter or would we need to be invited?
Finally, we were a little confused at exactly how winter magic and the curses specifically work:
- Are curses performed often and how are the targets of these curses chosen, considering their effects can be quite detrimental?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through our questions. I know a lot of these questions probably seem quite nit-picky but we are really keen to get things right if we were to attend and help make veterans players experiences a little easier rather than having to tell us then that something is wrong.
On a related note, my partner has anxiety and was wondering if anyone who also has anxiety and attends these events has any tips or suggestions for how he might make his experience a little easier, especially in his first events.