Elf Fantasy Fair 2003

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> It’s basically one of the biggest Fantasy cons in all of Europe, and I attended today. Pretty fun, and it got me outside for a change.

First, we stood inline for 30 minutes, until we realized we already had tickets. Then we just went on past everyone and finally entered. First stop, how to become a hero!

This looked like a kiddie thing, so we went there for my sister, but it turned out to be surprisingly fun. So we all joined up, and went to get our hero license. Basically, there were 5 tasks, of which you had to complete 4 in order to get a license.

First we went to the maze. You just had to walk through it, and collect letters from which you form a word. Unfortunately, we read the instructions wrong, and got every letter in the maze, instead of the right ones. So we tried to make a world out of all letters, which was impossible. After a while, we figured it out, and got our first stamp.

Next up, bardic abilities. The point was to just sing something, and you’d move on. The father of my friend immediately jumped up on the treestump, and started singing some random stuff he made up, and thus earned his stamp. Then it was my turn. I jumped up the stump, but I slipped and immediately fell off, face-first into the mud. Ouch. After the laughter calmed down, I got up, and sung the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. Quite fun, since like 7 people joined in :stuck_out_tongue: Then when I got my stamp for it, my friends, mother and sister all sang something together, and got their stamps. Next.

Toss-a-troll! Basically, you had a large doll thing filled with sawdust, and had to throw it roughly 3 meters or so. We all managed to do it easily, except my mother, who has a handicap, and my friend’s father, who was bragging way too much for his own good :stuck_out_tongue:

After this, we went to the obstacle course. Kinda pathetic, you just had to walk a few metres across tree stumps and everything without letting a piece of rope fall off your head. Of course we all made it.

Then there was some cartography, which was just writing down which way was north. Easy stamp, and now we’ve completed The Five Trials. After we got our diploma of Second-Rate Adventurers, we embarked on a divine quest to find the place for the trials which would turn us into First-class Heroes, unfortunately, we couldn’t find the place, so we wandered off.

So after we wandered around aimlessly for a bit, we decided to check out the stores. Not much there besides wallhangers and random pieces of jewelry, but we managed to spend 2 hours there anyway, mainly because of my sister. Ugh.

Then we did some more aimless wandering around, until we got to a tent which housed various games, from MtG to D&D. I joined in on a D&D Beginner session with the starting kit, but since I wasn’t a beginner, they asked me to leave so real beginners could play. I got offered to play a full game in a different tent, but since I was with several other people, I had to turn down the offer. Bah.

So after even more aimless wandering, we decided to head home. Not much happened on the way there, besides some random Klingon attacking several people on the road, and getting lost, but we eventually got there, and went home.

All in all, a pretty cool day, but I feel like a freak for not wearing a costume. Oh well, there’s always next year.

Were there hot elves there?

And you shoulda brought Moon Glaives with you.

I’d give anything to have such a con here. The only serious RPG cons here are all about V:tM and are oversaturated with Malkies.

Dude, X, wouldn’t you think that there would at least be a good chance of seeing some hot elves with all those people there? I rest my case.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> There were plenty of hot elves there. And not even a lot of fat guys in bikinis.

Well, uh… That’s great to know, less fat guys in bikinis means more fun, I guess…

Very cool TD. I should go to the renasance fair they hold here.

Why can’t they have stuff like that in Norway?

We only get something like that every september, and even then, it’s more of a huge oldetime mall then of a faire.

That actually sounds really interesting, TD. I live in America though, but I’m glad you had fun. :slight_smile:

Why does EVERYONE here have all the luck :stuck_out_tongue:

Stop hogging, gimmie!


<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Oh pleh :stuck_out_tongue: This is also the only Con that’s actually in my country, so uh, yeah :stuck_out_tongue:

Heh make going to Europe worth it. Besides everything (and everyone) there.

Originally posted by Ren
I’d give anything to have such a con here. The only serious RPG cons here are all about V:tM and are oversaturated with Malkies.

The Malkavians own you. They own your soul, your beast, your very essence.

(is a HUGE Malk fan, and HATES when people RP bad malkavians.)