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Hey everybody, my name is Matt and and I am looking to attend the next event in May. This will be a new experience for me as it will be my first time at an organized LARP community. Im not new to role-playing however, I have played many D20 games that follow similar principles.

I have read through the world book and am impressed with the setting and story so far. There's still I bunch I won't know but that will be exciting for my first event. I would like to bring a PC for the first time, but I do understand that it may be recommended not to. I think it would be a lot of fun to jump right in as soon as possible as the world would feel new to me and my character. I have also read through the rulebook as well and I feel like I have a decent understanding of it. If there is a veteran player who believes that it would really not be recommended to bring a PC to the first event, please let me know. I am open to any and all advice if anyone feels like they should tell me.

I look forward to meeting everybody and can't wait to try it out.

Matt

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Hi Matt! I'm Maggie. I'm the Marketing and Player Outreach Marshal here at Kingdoms of Novitas. Welcome! It's great that you've started on the World Book! I'm also going to link you to the Learn to Play section of the rules wiki http://www.kingdomsofnovitas.net/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Rules.Learntoplay That will help you get started on the rules end.

There's a couple reasons why I generally don't recommend PCing your first event. NPCing is what gets you more XP to build your PC and NPCing also helps you figure out how how the various skills work so you know what to pick for your character. I personally waited three games before bringing in my PC. However, if you want to jump in on a PC your first event, you're absolutely welcome to and I'm happy to help you build your character when you get to game. I know a lot of people who PCed their first event had a great time. Just remember you'll need a different set of garb from your NPC clothes (you can probably reuse your pants and boots if they're generic enough) and you'll need to provide your own weapon if your character uses one. 

Let me know if you have any questions. See you next week!

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And I'm Dustan the Props and Atmosphere Marshal. If you have any questions concerning, or want some help finding, garb for NPC and PC alike let me know. It's not too late to get stuff ordered if we act quick :)

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Hi, Matt!

 

Hype yourself with our monthly updated YouTube channel! We are currently video editing videos from April event but we got over 20 videos over the past year - one just added yesterday celebrating our game's 15th anniversary!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCri3OoxKBhpeeTg9rFw9aaw

 

Hope to see you at game and thank you for reaching out to us!

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Hi Matt! 

Welcome! Novitas is a community of wonderful people, glad to have you aboard.

I PCed my first game. I had acceptable PC garb from what I had worn to Ren Faires in addition to simple neutral NPC garb. PCing my first game was what hooked me and made me come back again and again month after month. NPCing to me is like being backstage and then onstage and then backstage at a theater production. You go out as a bandit then come back and laugh out of character in the logistics building about that encounter while changing clothes and then you go back out as a gambler. (Or whatever the GM offers you as a role.)

 

PCing, for me is so much more immersive. Just, if you PC your first game, don't expect to be "awesome" right away. I spent a lot of my first two PC shifts watching and listening and learning and asking questions in character. Like, depending on how you spend the very few experience points you start with, you may not have the ability to read spells at all. So you won't be a healer or fighter so much as "I'm new in town and I want to learn healing/fighting, whom do you think I should meet?" or just saying you're new in town and getting to know more about whomever you run into first and their friends and get advice and stories. My PC character was naive and not a fighter to begin with, so I could ask for information or help and learn skills slowly over the months. If I had wanted to bring in an expert sword fighter, then starting my first game with a PC shift might not have worked out as well, since I wouldn't have the experience points to back up the skills I claimed to have. If you go in without expectations, your first PC shifts can be really delightful.

And after my first event I started an in character blog, which I found super entertaining! If you have any questions about starting a blog, just ask me! I'm the semi-retired Blog Mistress.

 

-Kate

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