Events

Legio SPQR – Episode 2: Bread and Circuses

FilmSim events and Eye LARP proudly presents a  Kitty Dobson production:

Legio SPQR

Episode 2: Bread and Circuses

August 21st – 23rd 2020.

Welsh Drive, Eversley

Tickets price £95 for the Early Bird with a £55 deposit until the 4th May 2020.
Ticket Price from the 5th May 2020 will be £105 with a £65 deposit.
Please see booking details below.
Capped at 30 players and 30 crew.

Story So Far

Summer 51BC.

The power struggle in Rome continues between Pompey Magnus, Consul of Rome, and Julius Caesar, Governor of four provinces and Commander of four legions.

The Triumvirate died two years previously with Crassus and Julia; The former, the patron and counterbalance for his two colleagues, and latter; daughter of Caesar and wife of Pompey who smoothed over their relationship in the eyes of the plebeians and patricians alike. Without them, Rome is in the hands of two men whose ambitions no longer align. Civil war may be on the horizon, but for the time being politics is played with the gain of land and resources, not Roman blood.

Narbo; a town of little consequence to the senate, yet at the crossroads of the Via Aquitainia and Via Domitia, the first Roman road to cross Gaul. While nearby Marseilles receives the patronage of Pompey Magnus, Narbo is now the home of veterans of the 10th Legion, settled there by Julius Caesar. It is a town on the up, or so Caesar is betting. All it needs is bread and circuses and the provincials will be cheering his name – circuses provided by a new Ludus set up by the lifelong friend of Tribune Tarquinius – Agrippina Maxima.

A perfect place to resupply after a challenging few months on campaign in Gaul – and perhaps a perfect opportunity to raise the profile of the XIII in the eyes of Caesar.

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The second instalment of Legio: SPQR will be set six months after their snowy expedition to Gaul. As Legionnaires, all players will be expected to work together to set up camp, keep everyone fed and watered and take up whatever duties the legion requires. Simple and hearty in-character food is included in the ticket price, and we will have a tavern operating in the town of Narbo with some provincial drinks (a keg of ale), and you are welcome to bring your tipple of choice to put behind the bar.

Death on campaign is frequent and medicine rudimentary, but the XIII Auxiliaries are always recruiting. We do not have bead pulls or death counts in this system; we expect players to go by the rule of cool, fight cinematically and give game to healers. Death is a massive part of the Roman world. If your character is injured beyond their ability to continue service or is killed on campaign, choose a new province of the empire and rejoin – it’s very simple!

 

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The game will run from Friday August 21st – Sunday 23rd August 2020

Registration will be open from 17:00, with a safety and game brief will be at 20:00

Time in will be:
21:00 till 01:30 Friday,
10:00 till 01:30 Saturday,
And 10:00 till 13:00 Sunday

Feel free to join the Legio SPQR Facebook group: Legio SPQR