I’ve been playing for a few years now and what I want from the game has changed. I used to just turn up for the battles and to have a drink with friends, role-play wasn’t something I did much of as I’m part of a big group who more or less exists in it’s own little bubble.
Most of the time I have something to do, I bimble along doing a bit of trading and generally running earns for the group but I find that later in the day roughly after 9 I’m lost for stuff to do. Most people seem to be winding down or half cut by this point.
What do people do after dark? What good opportunities are there to get involved in RP at night? What is there to do in Anvil after dark that doesn’t involve large amounts of booze?
I believe skirmishes will keep going tout until midnight assuming the weather is OK (and it’s not completely picth black and really wet and slippery), which also means the hospital will probably have things to do until the last of those is back.
Plenty of places to sing - just follow the noise, drinking not obligatory. I sang until 1am both nights last event, once round someone’s fire which was fairly rowdy, and then in a tent which moved most of those participating to tears. The Navarri always welcome more faces to theirs.
Conclave meetings can occur later, I know one of the scheduled herald appearances was 11pm last summit.
There’s more than one casino.
You can join the dancing class in the senate (11pm I think).
And I’m completely teetotal.
Drinking and Carousing?
Seriously there are still skirmishes going out still, specific events and festivals in other nations. I tend to hit the bars, trade some more, the festivals are in full swing, Its the time to go and enjoy your self and the event. Think of it as you characters downtime.
I’m thinking of becoming a physic so spending time in the hospital might be a thing.
Hovering around the Regio may also be worth it. Some of the big and slightly dangerous rituals are best done after dark and they’re the ones where your services may well be appreciated, and they usually have the weirdest injuries too!
I spend my time in conclave until whenever it ends, then subsequent plotting usually keeps me busy until midnight-ish. Sometimes heralds put in appearances later at night as well.
Talk and socialise, hunt down interesting people/opportunities, watch the regio, the Senate, the various cultural festivals, and finish up with Midnight Dance Class at the Senate.
Or, find someone who’s looking after a snoozing toddler, and is thus sitting outside of a tent being slightly bored, and start trading stories with them
Conclave. I’m wierd, I enjoy it.
Though it does mean by the time i get back I’ve missed a good chunk of the singing. But it has led to lots of fun game and has given this character a purpose that Bridgid never had.
Varushka usually has a big hearth fire to gather and sing around. Or if you’re really lucky the wise ones will be discussing something fun around it.
A lot of plotting, conspiring, meaningful conversations and other such shenanigans occur under cover of night
If all else on the field fails, and you know your Empire lore, head down to Monster and see if they need any help.
If you come up the hospital way, once the sun goes down our work isn’t done but we do relax somewhat, benches lose their rigid positioning and with a little mead story’s and debates start to flow. These have ranged from discussions on the nature of magic (both ritual and hearth), comparing treated wounds, and passing on new cures, to old tales from play (such as the great string sigil), from Empire’s history (Normally the fall of Alderai the fair) and personal backstory (Dr Tiberius and the foot the ball game).
Of course one eye remains on the gate and sometimes the fun gets cut short by severe woundings arriving on our metaphorical doorstep.
one and the same most of the time…
Public and private sector
get out of the dunnhole and come to other fires around wintermark, you’re more than welcome! i barely drink at empire anymore, but song and story time in the navarr camp is always good, and I always mean to head to the hospital more after dark
Navarr is a pretty good evening TBH more so as they tend to focus on IC songs. Also Veruska do some good evenings too. But as Kitty says just rock up to a fire most will welcome you Brass Coast might charge you but you will have a good laugh!
I’m trying to get into the habit of using that time to visit other nations. I’ve so far only really experienced League (Orphans bar and theatre) Navarr (song and story time in the trees) and Varushka (sexy box of death game… Sexy component is optional and may have been entirely invented. We may have sullied a cherished national pastime)