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Friday, November 10th, 2006
9:30 am
[revsaintmichael]
Final Game Cancelled
It looks like there will be too few attendees for the final VIGOR MORTIS game planned this Saturday.

Thusly, the LARP is ended.

This has been a very enjoyable experience for all of the STs involved, as I hope it's been for our faithful Players. Throughout the two year history of the game we've always been surprised and entertained and thrilled by what our Players added to the game. You've certainly kept us on our toes.

Aside from the perpetual torrential downpours on game days, I always looked forward to the Saturdays when we took over Ulana's. Running around amidst the unfolding chaos of a game is even more fun than it looks. If any of you have the opportunity to run a game, I highly recommend it. Seeing all persectives at once is more than just compensation for not being able to step in and be a Player. This has been a lot of fun.

Also, I want to say I'm very thankful we had a good working relationship with Jimi and with the venue. They always had nothing but good things to say about our presence in their place. I continue to recommend going out to Ulana's on Saturday nights for their goth night.

Some of our Players were new to LARPing but all seemed to take to it instantly and added a lot to everyone's enjoyment of the game. We truly appreciated your fresh blood. >:[

It speaks well of all our players, that my only complaint is there aren't enough of you. As for the future? Perhaps sometime next year I'll look at bringing Vigor Mortis characters over into a tabletop game and continuing that way.

And as always,
Fear my vampire icon head,

>:[
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
2:24 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: FINAL Vigor Mortis LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The very grueling and agonizing end of the VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday November 11th at Ulana's.

The time draws near. Slowly boiling grudges and end game maneuvers come to their vicious conclusion this Saturday at the last VIGOR MORTIS LARP. Souls will be laid bare, terrible revenge will be enacted, and brutal Draconion machinations will unfold.

Who will be left standing to inherit the home they've so desperately fought for?

Who will falter in their race to stay one step ahead of the reaper?

Who will earn bragging rights? And who will end up impaled, words stifled in a mouth full of gasoline, eyes full of the last person they'd expect to see standing over them with a pointy toothed smile and a lighter?

Help your dutiful Storytellers send the VIGOR MORTIS LARP off to its final reward in grand style, with all appropriate dignity and somber attendance.

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
$10 admission
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up

FREE GAME for you and a guest if you are bringing a first time (last time this time) player.

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
3:59 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Skipping October Vigor Mortis LARP
Sad but true!

The next to last Vigor Mortis game is unfortunately not going to occur. We will still be having our final game, though!

So feel free to spend this Saturday afternoon plotting and scheming, gathering mental ammunition for November 11th when Vigor Mortis lurches forward to its nightmarish conclusion!

And blame ST Mike O'. and ST Mike V. for being out of town. We suck. And not blood.

Fear my vampire icon head,

>:[
Friday, September 15th, 2006
9:32 am
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: Next VIGOR MORTIS LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday September 16th at Ulana's

BUT ALSO: THE GAME IS ENDING WITH THE NOVEMBER 2006 GAME!!! WE’RE GIVING OUT EXTRA XP TOWARDS OUR GRAND FINALE!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
$10 admission
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up

FREE GAME for you and a guest if you are bringing a first time player.

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Thursday, August 24th, 2006
7:19 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: Next VIGOR MORTIS LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday August 26th at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
$10 admission
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up

FREE GAME for you and a guest if you are bringing a first time player.

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Monday, July 17th, 2006
9:08 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: Next VIGOR MORTIS LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday July 22nd at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
$10 admission*
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up

But wait, there's more! This game, my fellow STs and I are enticing new players into the game, giving an incentive to them, and to our veteran players who bring them into the game.

*This Saturday's game will be FREE for anyone who is joining us for the first time . . . and it will be FREE for whichever player is bringing them into the game. How about that, huh?

But wait, there's more! I will be hosting a themed afterparty at my apartment, and everyone in the game is invited.

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Monday, May 29th, 2006
9:40 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: Next VIGOR MORTIS LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday June 3rd at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
$10 admission
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
7:17 am
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: next VIGOR MORTIS LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday May 13th at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up
$10 admission

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Friday, April 21st, 2006
10:43 am
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: Next VIGOR MORTIS LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday April 22nd at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up
$10 admission

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
1:27 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder: Next VIGOR MORTIS LARP this Saturday
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday March 4th at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up
$10 admission

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
8:09 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Let's have a Social
I'm setting this Saturday night aside for a Social.

Why? There are many reasons;

We haven't had one in a while.
It so happens that cabin fever sucks.
It would be nice to see all your lovely smiling faces again.
To support the venue which has done a fine job of supporting us.
To interact and socialize with one another without imaginary bullets and supernatural predators rushing past.
Because Socials are rather fun.
Because this Saturday doesn't conflict with Forgotten Dreams, the much admired and adored Changeling LARP.

Question: What is a Social?
Answer: Just a normal get together. No character sheets, no costumes or in-game things going on. We'll just be showing up and taking part in the regulary scheduled "SHADOWLAND" Goth Night that they do there.

Question: Where/When?
Answer: It will be at Ulana's (our LARP venue: 2nd & Bainbridge in Philadelphia) during typical clubbing hours. For myself, I'll probably get there around 10pm and then stay until whenever.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
11:49 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday February 4th at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up
$10 admission

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
3:04 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Reminder
Reminder,

The next VIGOR MORTIS LARP is this Saturday January 14th at Ulana's

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up

Fear my vampire icon head,
>:[

Edit To Add: Almost forgot to mention, the game's ten bucks.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005
1:55 pm
[revsaintmichael]
Mark Your 2006 VIGOR MORTIS Calendars
Hello All,

The much promised 2006 schedule information for VIGOR MORTIS is laid out below.

Venue: Ulana's @ 2nd & Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
2PM doors open
3PM game starts
7PM game wraps up

2006 Game Dates
Saturday January 14th
Saturday February 4th
Saturday March 4th
Saturday April 22nd
Saturday May 13th
Saturday June 3rd
Saturday July 22nd
Saturday August 26th
Saturday September 16th
Saturday October 14th
Saturday November 11th
December: In conjunction with PhilCon2006
EDIT TO ADD: Looks like PhilCon2006 is actually the weekend of November 17-19. This is VERY CLOSE to the November game listed above, and it also conflicts with Forgotten Dreams. I'll have to see about this.

When selecting dates, we managed to avoid conflicting with the monthly Forgotten Dreams Changeling LARP, as well as holiday weekends, some of the big name conventions (DragonCon and GenCon), and Pennsic. I'm looking forward to 2006. Initially I thought playing every other month in 2005 was the best choice because it was less of a time commitment for everyone's busy schedule. But through the course of this year we realized that having more game dates meant more options to attend, more continuity, and less of a time gap for our players if they had to miss a session. Having the whole year laid out should make it easier for scheduling for everyone.

Also,
Action Cards are due one week after each game.
The Action Cards from this past PhilCon (the December 2005 game) are due January 1st, 2006.

Fear my vampire icon head
>:[
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
11:17 am
[revsaintmichael]
PhilCon Thank You Notes
The general consensus is that PhilCon was a very good time.

I want to say Thank You to all of the Players for doing so much: braving the cold and the snow, making all of the arrangements necessary to converge at the hotel, participating in the silent auction, being so creative and enthusiastic throughout that marathon of a LARP game, for creating great group scenes and solo scenes, and for breathing (un-)life into the settings that you filled. Thank You.

I also want to say Thank You to the new Players who jumped in with both feet. I hope to see you all again soon.

A big Thank You goes out to my fellow STs thomas_molitor and yagathai. I couldn't ask for better partners in this. You guys bring so much to the table: creating and playing some great NPCs, building a dynamic world and bringing a personal touch to every aspect of the game. Your talent and energy and contributions to the game make it all worthwhile.

I'd also like to send a Thank You to the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. I was happy to find they didn't hit me with an extra day's stay for my 6pm checkout. Sweet.

This week I'll be sending out next year's schedule. We're going monthly starting in January. I'm anxious to see what happens next year given the events that transpired over PhilCon. 2006 is going to be an interesting year to say the least.

Fear my vampire icon head,

>:[
Monday, December 12th, 2005
12:10 am
[revsaintmichael]
What Were Your Favorite Moments From PhilCon?
I'll have a whole other post just for all of the Thank You's that are going out. There are many. I am quite the satisfied and exhausted Story Teller at this moment.

But for now with this post: You are all invited and encouraged to respond with your favorite moments from this past weekend long PhilCon LARP.

Here were a few of mineCollapse )

Current Mood: satisfied
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
4:17 pm
[revsaintmichael]
While you're at PhilCon this weekend . . .
You may have a few moments between the plotting and intrigue, murder and mayhem to stop by the Dealer's Room. In the Dealer's Room is a friend of ours that goes by grendelsden on LiveJournal. In real life people some folks call him Dave Ghoul. In addition to being a DJ, he's quite the accomplished photographer and artist and he'll be set up there selling his wares.

When I first met Dave he was one of the folks associated with The 13th Child who hosted the John's Dark Corner goth night at the Barbary. He was very instrumental in getting us set up with venue contacts and giving necrophilarp its first and subsequent homes. If you get a chance this weekend, do drop by his display and say "Hi" and maybe "Thanks" and maybe you'll even want to take some of his artwork home with you.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
12:50 pm
[revsaintmichael]
10 Days Until PhilCon!
The countdown begins. The other STs and I have met and the final preparations are underway. We're looking forward to the game and to seeing the best (and most definitely the worst) of what our Players will do.

I'll leave you with this, a quiz that challenges you to look at a photograph and pick whether the person is a Programming Language Inventor or a Serial Killer. Just so happens one of them is one of our LARP characters;

Did they hack away at computers or people?

Current Mood: Vampish
Monday, November 14th, 2005
1:31 am
[revsaintmichael]
PhilCon update
The ST suite is secured. It's on the "noisy" floor so we won't have to worry about holding down the screaming.

I'll post the room number on whatever bulletin board(s) are around and elevators, etc. once I check in on Friday Dec. 9th.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
11:25 am
[revsaintmichael]
Action Card Reminder
So, Jimmy Hoffa didn't make it to the last game.

And now in the real world SEPTA is on strike.

Coincidence? Probably.

This is to remind you about Action Cards. Given the busy holiday weekend we just got through, I thought I'd extend the usual end-of-the-month deadline out a bit. Let's have your Action Cards in by the end of this coming weekend (Nov. 6th). These would be the Action Cards that come to fruition for the big year-end PhilCon LARP coming up the weekend of December 9th-12th.

The other STs and I have been throwing orphans down wells, kicking puppies, and watching the news in order to desensitize ourselves and concoct a game of epic thrilling nightmarish proportions for PhilCon. Further announcements will follow as the date approaches.
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