Welcome to Sindeon!
Who said girls donâ€™t like roleplaying?
Short introduction by Szilvia Petka
Yes, this is all me
Community for kids in the 8-18 age group
Looking serious: our current queen and her guardians
Programs almost every week (boardgames, sewing, armor and weapon making)
Lord Bastillion, in Phoenix armor, at the castle of VĂĄrgesztes
Camps in every school break (3-5 days in spring, winter and autumn), organized on different locations of Hungary
Our tents , flags, and some children ready to fight
Summer: two weeks long roleplaying camp
Fighting for the Black Mountain
Since 2000: this will be our 14th summer camp
The face did not change: from participating kid to organizer
About the game
Our version of orcs,this photo was taken at a LARP
Roleplaying world: loosely Lord-of-the-rings based, but mainly our own ideas (the story goes on for 30 years now)
A sorcerer and a young elven lady
Complex world system: economy (our own money), noble houses, races (elves, orcs, hobbits, etc.), lands and titles, resources, professions
From left to right: elf, orc, knight
Non-contact fight system (ring-fight), which rewards roleplaying, not physical fighting skills
She can win here: in real fight, this guy would beat her in a second
No ‘out’ time or zone: just playing (even at night, or when you go to shower), for two weeks
Coronation at night
Strict character death: after 12-hour silence you create a new character
Kneel before your queen…
Huge ‘game area’: furthest location at 4-5 km distance (if you want to conquer a land you have to go there)
Pirate of the Stone Sea – and the conquering army
Archer girl, some really bad guys, and a handsome noble
The organizers provide every item, armor, clothing, weapons – the participants dont need to bring anything
Another LARP-shot: somehow we take better pictures here…
Every item hand made by us, nothing purchased – the kids who want to help to create them are always welcome
Preparing some weapons before the game – even an ordered Frostmourne
Accomodation: always houses (no camping)
Our Room window
All right, sometimes castlesâ€Ś but castles are houses too, right?
Everything included in the participation fee (food, accomodation, costumes) – usually ~5000 Ft (17 EUR)/day
Costumes – for the horses too!
Things I could talk about for hours and you are welcome to discuss these in the afternoon session:
Importance of the non-combat fight system for kids: no restrictions on character play (little girls can become great knights)
The advantages of the community: long-term effect and improvement of the children, playing many characters and exploring your strengths and weaknesses
Communication and message to parents (negative feelings for roleplaying)
Our view on 'good' and 'bad' characters, what the children can learn from it
Why is it important that the organizers (=grownups) don't get any advantage in the game?
The importance of the wide age group (8-18), cooperation between different aged kids
Why are good looking items (clothes, armor, monsters) important?
Interested? Not under 18?
Our first camp for adults! 2014. August 8-10 (weekend) Within Budapest, in a national park (12 acres of our own land) ~35 EUR for the weekend (Sindeon pricing: food, accomodation, stuff included)
Thank you for your attention!
Published on Mar 10, 2014
Short (4 minutes) introduction presentation about Sindeon in English: presented at the international conference about LARPs - Portal 2014.