Humanity Ascendant: Event 9 – Horizons.

This weekend found me back in field! What a pleasure it was too. For those of you who don’t know, Humanity Ascendant is a Live Action Role Play game set 500 years in the future. The world has ‘survived’ an event called The Fall, which forced humanity to live underground. The apocalypse has eased off now to the point where people are back on the surface and fighting for survival. Think Fallout with an Xcom feel to it and you get the general idea.

This weekend was the first time I played a soldier character. Due to rules reasons, my last character was no longer viable, so I switched it up.

I spent my weekend running up and down hills, shooting at people with a big gun. When I wasn’t playing my character, I was doing the same thing as a monster! It was amazing.

While I was not shooting people – there is a lot more to this game than simply shooting guns – I was writing notes and interviewing people for the magazine! My character is also a reporter, who produces ‘Guns and Ammo’ for the other players to read. I interviewed a couple of other characters, some of the NPC’s and made notes for other pages.

All in all, it was a great weekend. I have come home tired but enthusiastic about the next steps in the game.

Humanity Ascendant’s next event is 23-25th September at Giants Seat in Manchester.

We have a very active Facebook group, who will be more than happy to answer questions and help get people involved should they need to. All the game guides and forms can also be found there:

LARP · miniatures.

Humanity Ascendant – Part 1

I am going back to LARP. It wasn’t something I thought I would ever do so I am a little surprised at my enthusiasm for it. I stopped around three years ago as I thought someone suffering from violent voices actually running about wielding weapons wasn’t a good idea. The system had grown stale in my eyes as well and so I thought moving on from it was for the best.

Then a friend of mine set up a post apocalyptic system that sounded much more interesting. I haven’t been yet as I have resisted going, however the more I think about it, the more I want to go. It was sold to me as ‘Fall-out’ meets X-Files and today I have been deciding what I am going to play.

I decided to go for a scientist. I want to be able to create augmetic limbs not unlike a tech-priest from 40K. I have no idea whether this is possible or if it will work but I will neevr find out sitting about at home.

Going presents a couple of problems for me. One is gathering the relevent bits of gear to make myself look half decent when I go. A labcoat and microscope is high on my list, and I managed to pick up a kid’s science kit at a car boot sale today as well. The second is my level (or lack therof of) fitness. I have been wanting to shape up for a while and it seems this will be the reason to do so. I’ve been going on walks daily, gradually increasing the distance, and I have been eating a lot healthier too.

I am looking forward to giving it a go at the end of October as it looks like a lot of fun. I can only give it a try after all! If anyone else is interested in going along, the website is here: