News from the organizers

FRIDAY FEATURE #18

FRIDAY FEATURE #18

In today’s Friday Feature, you will find extensive information about life in Thermopylae – how it is run, how the daily routines work and how culture in the Outposts differs from that in Haven. This is a meaty longread so go get some surrogate coffee and a bowl of roasted grubs. But first, let’s talk about some of the true heroes of Haven: COUNSELORS AND TRAUMA Every single one of the people in Haven have suffered some serious psychological trauma. You lost almost everything; family, friends, your entire way of living, even the possibility of breathing clean air or feeling…

FRIDAY FEATURE #17

FRIDAY FEATURE #17

FRIDAY FEATURE #17 In today’s Friday Feature, you will find extensive information about life in Haven – culture, habits, conflicts and the daily motions that people go through. This is obviously useful, not only for how your characters look at life in Thermopylae compared to life in Haven but also for the video calls back home, for relationships back in the colony and to get a better idea of the culture of this little slice of humanity post-Nightfall. After the part about Life in Haven, you will also be able to read about how long people have been in Thermopylae…

FRIDAY FEATURE #16

FRIDAY FEATURE #16

GROUP & SHIFT ASSIGNMENTS As you are reading this, we have made some heavy lifting behind the scenes. You might have noticed, if you check the player list, that you have all been assigned surnames now! Cool-sounding ones too, most of them! While you’re looking at the player list, you will also notice something else. Yup, that’s right: you’ve been assigned a group and a shift! Some of you will also have been assigned specific roles (such as shift leaders etc). NOTE! Not all of the roles that are going to be in the shifts are assigned yet (such as…

FRIDAY FEATURE #15

FRIDAY FEATURE #15

We missed getting a feature out last week as all three executive producers were either organizing or playing When Androids Pray, but here it is finally! Let’s talk christmas traditions and xenotheory, after these short messages: Fresh meat for the grinder A brave new hero have joined our ranks! Alexandra Mazur will be writing for the fiction team. Welcome Alexandra! Yum, protein sludge again Our canteen plates have been delivered! These are what you all will be eating on. Last Christmas I gave you my heart With Christmas around the corner, let’s talk about Christmas traditions in Haven, and this…

Friday Feature #14

Friday Feature #14

Some statistics As of writing 61% of our participants have finished onboarding. Of these, 57% identify as male, 39% as female and 4% non binary. We have participants from seventeen countries: Sweden (49%!), Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Israel, United States and Australia (!), and we’re waiting for players to finish onboarding from at least two other countries. Truly an international bunch! (if you can’t find your onboarding email, please contact us and we’ll resend i, also we know have a slack-channel, this also has been emailed out to you) Finally,…

FRIDAY FEATURE #13

FRIDAY FEATURE #13

Onboarding All those of you who purchased tickets should now have received your onboarding invitations. If you haven’t, first check your spam filter, then get back to us at lotka@beratta.org. So what happens now? In a while, when everyone has had ample time to go through the onboarding, we’ll start assigning you characters and starting relationships, and assign you to a team or shift (we can’t wait to see the actual shifts come together!). Around the same time (hopefully) we’ll launch the community site where you can see all the other players, groups/teams/shifts, and create further relationships etc. Down the…

Friday Feature #12

Friday Feature #12

Onboarding Yes, we’re running a bit late. Post-larp stuff and an unexpected server move threw a spanner in our plan for opening onboarding mid-november. We are very very close now, however, and our goal now is to open onboarding before the weekend is over. First off: there’s no rush for you as a player. No stress. Nothing is “first come, first served”. Take your time once we open (within reasons off course).   The onboarding process will be about getting some data on you as a player (photo, sizes etc) that we need for practical reasons, and also about your…

FRIDAY FEATURE #11

FRIDAY FEATURE #11

The onboarding process is ready! We will start slowly, but all participants will get an email within a week with information and a link to start the process. The onboarding helps us get all the necessary information on both player and player wishes in order to assign you a character, relationships etc. The process contains quite a few steps, so take your time. Reserves We will slowly pick up a few reserves, but the list right now is over 100 persons long, so it might be a long shot for most people on the list. We will use the list…

FRIDAY FEATURE #10

FRIDAY FEATURE #10

The team are busy bees with both personal travels (Sebastian is in Hong Kong at the moment), attending larps and organizing other larps (Simon as an organiser for Inside Hamlet, and Olle as a participant, and all three are going to 1942 next week). But we still try to make time to give you some tidbits.   Shop til you drop! We have so far bought and ordered (and in some cases received): Italian army jackets Assorted hats Camping beds Travel bags A happy Sebastian showcasing our Italian-sourced jackets. And a watch-cap. Photos from the inspection phase of our big…

FRIDAY FEATURE #9

FRIDAY FEATURE #9

There are lots of things happening behind the scenes at Lotka-Volterra, but at the moment we don’t have quite as much to show you. This will change as the project really goes into full swing in November, as characters are handed out and prop-making and IT stuff start taking shape for real. But for this feature let’s shortly just discuss the ideologies and personalities of the characters inhabiting Outpost Thermopylae. And to round things off two on-set photos. Onboarding – Ideologies & Personalities We are currently working on the onboarding sequence for players, in which you will supply us with…

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