Nathreee (nathreee) wrote,
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thoughts on lrp and characters

How much is too much? When is it time to say goodbye to a character? I've been wondering that ever since I realised that I participated in 14 lrp events in 2009.

On the one hand, I love my characters, I love working on their costumes and I love the people I play with. On the other hand, some of the events I go to really tick me off sometimes with their rules or the decisions made by the organisation. And there is still more events I'd like to visit, more characters I'd like to play. So some characters might have to go...

There's two events on my list that I would drop in a heartbeat if it was only about the way the event is run. But it's not only about that. Characters are fun, other players depend on me. lrp is a wonderful excuse to spend time with friends who live on the other side of the country. Not to mention that characters are a great excuse to spend exorbitant amounts of money on strange items or pieces of clothing. (I mean, I really really want this for Amelie!)

So when can you say it's been enough? When is it time to retire a character and say goodbye to an event? How do you tell others you don't want to come anymore? I don't know. I'll admit that I'm afraid of buying anything for Amelie. I want to, I mean who do you think this is for? But what if she dies? Or what if I have to stop playing her because of some other reason? Will I have wasted that money? Will those things wither in my closet?

A sideways related pondering of mine is: where do I go next? Twi and I have been, on and off, fantasising about new characters that we could play together, and because we don't know which event we'd like to go to, there's no deadline, and we don't really make time to work on the costumes either. Which is a shame. It's a wonderful concept. JW and I want to play something together too, but that concept is even vaguer, and it will have to wait until Lextalionis is over.

So, tell me. When do you think it's been enough? How do you tell other players that you won't come anymore? Do you ever reuse old costumes? Or do you just keep them for old times sake? And finally: do you know a fantasy larp event where two satyrs would have some fun?
Tags: lrp, ponderings
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