Hello everyone! My name is Julia (she/her), but you all can call me Foxglove
I’m new to the LARP scene, but ever since I started playing table-top games like Dungeons & Dragons, my dream has been to join a LARPing community. However, I never felt the confidence to look for a group nor the desire to drive hours upon hours across the states to reach events. Finding Witchwood was like finding a double rainbow, and after delving into the lore, skimming the forums, and oogling the pinterest board, I think it’s safe to say I’m fascinated with it! I plan on hopefully making my debut with the second Spring event, if possible, as I feel like that will give the aptest preparation.
I have a list of questions, for anyone that might be willing to take the time to answer one, some, or if possible all of them, that would be wonderful!
Question 1: What is the vocabulary like IC? Is it medieval era speak or more close to modern? Is there unique slang to be found, like personalized takes on popular metaphors? Perhaps all different depending on who I talk to? Just curious as to what I could expect in terms of dialogue.
Question 2: How mythical is the wildlife? I’m assuming things like deer are considered to exist, but what about dragons, etc? Do plants from our world remain the same? (I would assume so since the days of the week are named after various trees.)
Question 3: For Lyra, is it possible to do hair ornaments instead of facial markings for racial identification? (ie feathers sprouting from one’s hair instead of their face.) Heavy makeup tends to irritate my face, and I’m unsure about wearing it all day.
Question 4: How far in advance do I need to sign up for an event? And roughly, how much does it cost to pay for one person’s admittance? Within a typical event, are there other things I will need to pay for as well with USD?
Question 5: What sort of characters work best for a newbie, and what sort of characters does the community tend to lack? I planned on having a druid designed for support and healing, but if anyone has other ideas I’d be more than happy to hear them, especially if there is an abundance of druids.
Question 6: Is there a discord or other popular platform used for community communication aside from the forum?
Question 7: This is probably a difficult question to answer but would anyone mind giving me a guess-timate on how much can I expect to die as a weaker (but not non-combative) character?
Overall, super excited and eager to participate, if a bit nervous. I’m looking forward to exploring Evren and all it has to offer. Gosh, I hope I did this right~!