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Location

We play in a villa called "Aan de Hammermolen". Their website is only available in Dutch.
It is situated in the south east of the Netherlands.

Hammermolen 15
6086 BE Neer
Limburg, the Netherlands

Dates

'On the Styx' will be run twice in 2022:

  • January 7-10
  • January 14-17

Registering

There are only 16 available places per run. The page "before you register" has all the info you need before and while registering.

House rules and privacy statement

During this event, the house rules of Evolution Events apply. You can find a Dutch and English version on our website.

When registering for one of our events you have to have read and agree to the privacy statement (only available in English).

The organisation

This event is designed and organised by Evolution Events. EE was founded in 2005 by a group of friends and has been run by pretty much the same people since. Over these years, EE has organised over 40 events, among which longer and shorter campaigns as well as one-shot events and has developed its organising style to produce high quality games starring inter-personal, vulnerable and immersive roleplay, with a focus on cooperative creativity and narration.

You can reach the organisation via onthestyx@evolution-events.nl or styx@evolution-events.nl.

Other runs

This event was organised thrice before by Evolution Events. This first run was in Dutch and called "Bij de Styx". Photos can be found in our gallery. In 2019 the Dutch event was followed by two international runs.

Because of the limited number of players, especially compared to the interest (also from international players), and because due to the transparency and lack of plot in this event it lends itself well to reruns, we decided to host another two international reruns.

If there is sufficient demand, there might be additional reruns in the future (hosted by us or perhaps others).

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Pricing

The price for the event will be € 160. This is (as always) as close as possible to the actual costs for the event.

Even then, we are aware of the fact that some people simply can not spend so much money on a larp. That is why this time we have a maximum of 2 "small purse spots" available. The rules, vision and explanation behind this can be found on our website . The reduced price is € 85. Applications for a small purse place within 7 days of the opening of the registration are included in the draw. Applications that come in afterwards will be admitted in order of application, provided that there is still room.

The price excludes alcohol but during registration you can sign up for an alcohol package for an additional € 10. This includes wine, beer and ouzo. If you want to drink anything stronger than this you may bring this yourself. Pretend-alcohol will be available for everybody (i.e. apple juice and grape juice or water). During the game alcohol will be served to takers of the alcohol package, within the available stock and the safety limits (to be determined by the crew).

If you do not want to bring your own towels a towel package can be rented during registration as well (€ 6 for 2 big towels and one small one).

Facilities

In any case, we believe you get value for money:

  • A beautiful location. A rather luxurious villa with (mostly) 2-person bedrooms, each with a separate bathroom (though note that in some rooms, there is little separation and privacy between the room and the bathroom).
  • An extra night. We need some time on Friday for the final preparations - such as the workshops - before we start the game, and the game is given the space to "breathe". In addition, we will have the time at our (modest) afterparty to discuss our experiences with each other and we only have to leave Monday morning.
  • All-in : food, drinks, snacks and overnight stays are included in the price. (Except for alcohol, see above)
  • Full in-game serving. During the entire weekend you will be served by the EE crew in their roles as the servants of the house (including during two IC dinners). You will be treated as the god you are.

Additional nights

Because the two runs are held in adjacent weekends, we have also booked the week in between. This means there is the option to spend one or more additional nights (after the 7-10 January run, or before the 14-17 January run). This might be a nice way to spend some extra time with your fellow players, or have some extra flexibility in your travel plans. You can sign up for these extra nights during registration, the additional cost is €15 per night (excluding food). If you book and pay now for extra nights but next year you happen to be indisposed you can cancel the extra nights and get a refund.

Time table

Friday

The event will start around 20:00 with a series of workshops to get to know each other, get on the same page game-wise, talk about safety and consent and preparing the game by strengthening and making character relationships. This takes a while, so make sure to be fed, caffeinated and ready to go. If you really have to arrive later the first few workshops can be skipped and recapped for you, though please try to be on time. The last workshops, from 22.00 onwards, are mandatory because they are meant to introduce the characters, craft or deepen relationships and go over the safety and consent rules one last time.

Please note: There will be a light meal available and some snacks but if you have the opportunity, please arrange your own real dinner before 20:00.

Saturday / Sunday

On Saturday morning you will wake up in character. Play will continue without breaks until Sunday sometime after dinner, after which a modest after-party will follow. There you will have the chance to reflect, de-roll and hang out.

Monday

On monday morning we will have breakfast together. Run 3 (7-10) will have the opportunity to stay and have a leisurely day (or more). Run 4 (14-17) will have to leave the location with us before 10.00.