I am a
Woman: Siege of Troy Review
by Brad, king of Cyprus
just played in the annual Freeform larp here in the UK: Siege of Troy.
Apparently it was their first weekend long game, and it went very well.
mechanics were simple enough and combat rare enough that we didn't have
any big problems. The power balance between Gods and players was
excellent. Gods had practically no direct powers; they could only curse or
bless players, and that only by influencing their priests. They could also
affect indirect game elements (such as releasing prisoners from Hades). In
combat they'd always win, but you could run away, and then they'd get an
earful from Zeus. Despite being so powerless, they still had a huge degree
of authority that stemmed from the mindset of the players that these were
Gods and not mortals. Excellent mechanics really.
pics by Melanie Harper.
in 2482, 2484, 2491, and 2494. In the latter two pictures, you can see a
nametag stating "I am a woman."
last two pictures show Hera forcing me to marry at gunpoint after some
minions of a particular Goddess I won't name turned me into a woman for 3
hours. I got the priest of Hephaestus to make me a chastity belt to keep
me from getting pregnant. Hera eventually had enough of my bullshit and
smote it from my loins with her sword, but the spell wore off just in
role was something of a miscast for me, but they only had one slot left by
the time we got in touch. Rather than being an integral part of a team on
one of the sides as I'd hoped, I was a neutral who started off the game on
the kill/curse list of 3 gods and at least 8 players. I went down in
flames just an hour before the end, as the witches finally got together
the parts for their El Zorcho spell, burst into the Neutral powers council
of war and fried me to a cinder.
true larper fashion, no one lifted a finger to help, or even batted an
eye. There was talk of retribution for attacking a member of the
Independent Kingdoms Economic Alliance (IKEA) we had formed, but it was
quickly determined that this was a personal matter, and therefore didn't
fall under the provisional rubric of the alliance's concern. My corpse
smouldered at the table as negotiations went on.
Despite all that, or
maybe because of it, I had a fantastic time. Excellent people over here.