[quote=“shemp”]I travel from S Wales and have tried a couple of different routes to site.
M4, A419 (Swindon) , A420 (Oxford), A34, M40, A43 (Brackley) gets you to site in around 2 hrs from Bristol, noting traffic around A34 and M40 junctions cause a bit of a delay at times (note road closure on A420 Shrivenham for the next 7 weeks)
Alternatively, M4, A419 (Swindon), A361 (Banbury), A422 (Brackley), A43 is a decent alternative, albeit single track A road with 30mph limits at times.
As a new player might be best not to arrive too late on friday to make sure that you can collect your character pack & resources from GOD. Also if you’re planning on IC (in character) camping you won’t be allowed to take your vehicle onto the IC field after time in, not a problem if OC (out of character) camping.
Food & drink wise, there are both IC and OC catering (for real cash), the Forge Tavern (real cash) and plenty of IC Bars (IC money).
If you’re new to LARP then immerse yourself in the history and culture (through the Empire Wiki) then spend time joining in whats going on around you. In terms of combat there tends to be a mass combat each morning (muster from 1000hrs) where you can fight IC in one, and “monster” the other, plus other events going on during day/night.[/quote]
The routes themselves are a bit “six and two threes” from where I am so I guess it just depends where the queues are on the day, and how quickly I can escape the queues at the M4/M5 junction. I have a fairly up-to-date sat nav which will tell me where to avoid on the day.
Is there a set time that GOD closes or does it vary by event?
I would like to camp IC though I’ve only got an OC tent for the time being, so will probably just sleep OC.
I’m glad that there’s plenty of catering, and I’m looking forward to trying out the IC bar at some point. Where would I get/earn IC money from?
I’ve already made several friends through the Facebook group and I would love for that to continue. I’ve read some of the Empire Wiki to give myself a fair idea of what to expect; I do realise that I need to know far more about it though. My character won’t be much of a fighter to begin with - and true to Urizen form, will not be fighting at all for the first event or two - but he will be training hard with a bow and arrow so that he can become an expert at it.