Fastaval – The Roleplaying Festival

We are gearing up for Fastaval, the grand roleplaying convention in Denmark. This time it is in April, Easter to be exact, and soon the registration opens (21st of February), and if you are quick, you will get a discount, which is more or less free participation.

So come to Denmark, try our games, and have fun. We have a lot of unusual stuff, that you don’t get to play elsewhere.

The Fastaval FAQ for the curious.

25 years of Fastaval

It is the 25th anniversary, and I am really looking forward to this convention. This year will be doing a lot of extra things such as a beer brewing-competition among roleplayers, and an anniversary book celebrating Fastaval telling its history and it will be combined with the yearly Fastaval-compendium, which compiles GM and player techniques. There are some 20-30 new scenarios (each scenario is run several times with different GMs), a pile of board games and a great bar.

What I Am Doing

As the coordinator of the brewing contest and editor of the compendium I am quite busy right now – and also with writing my scenario for this years Fastaval, and mentoring one of the other scenario-authors. The competition is quite heavy this year with 20-30 scenarios premiering. I had the opportunity to play test one of them at Con2: A Heart of Metal, a metal opera-roleplaying based on Tännhauser and with great love for the metal genre. It is quite fun with its quite unusual structure, where the characters rotate among the players and the same scene is played several times from different angles. We had a lot of fun playing it.

At Con2 I also had the opportunity to play Periid: The TekGards, an unusual game about friendship and art collection among a futuristic unit of supersoldiers in heavy mechanized armor. A central part of the mechanic in the combat scenes is the players hugging, kissing and high fiving each other playing out the close friendship among the troopers, and at the same time improving their combat results. Quite weird, and it will be relaunched at Viking-Con in October.

Next up is Knudepunkt (17th – 20th Feb), the Scandinavian conference on roleplaying and Larp, where I’ll be participating with a talk about the scenario-writing of Fastaval through the last 25 years. Plenty of stuff to keep me busy.

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