SINGLE DAY ADVENTURES
We run our Single Day Adventures at the picturesque Woodbury Common site near Exeter in Devon. These events run from Saturday morning until the evening. Players take part as their characters for the duration of the event, and the crew will play various NPCs that interact with the player characters. The adventures take place on the winding paths of the Common amidst the beautiful scenery of the heathland and forest areas.
Single-day adventures are a great way to get a feel for the Neothera Saga without having to commit to an entire weekend event. Participants will explore a landscape chosen by the game staff, but fully explorable by the players, encountering various NPCs, performing tasks and solving puzzles that relate to a story that is announced before the event starts via our social media sites and concluded by the end of the adventure. Players must purchase tickets for single-day adventures, and attendance is FREE for the crew.
--- NEXT SINGLE-DAY ADVENTURE DATE ---
SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2024
ABOUT THE WOODBURY SITES
The sites are off the beaten track so please refer to the directions below when events are announced. We meet at Tesco Café at Exeter Vale Shopping Centre, Russell Way, Exeter, EX2 7EZ before travelling to the site to purchase supplies, have breakfast and organise transport. However, if you'd rather meet us at the event site, that's not a problem! Please be aware that there is no direct bus route to the Woodbury Common site.
HOW TO FIND US
Four Firs Car Park, 6 8th Ave, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BR
GOOGLE MAPS LINK
DO YOU REQUIRE TRANSPORT TO THE SITE?
Many of our attendees are happy to car share with others. Please head over to our Facebook Community Group and post to state you require a lift. Links to this group can be found at the bottom of this page.
SINGLE DAY ADVENTURE SCHEDULE
9 AM: Meet at Tesco Café at Exeter Vale Shopping Centre
10 AM: Leave Tesco to travel to the event site (meet at event site if not meeting at Tesco)
11 AM: TIME IN - The game will begin (start times may vary)
6 PM: TIME OUT – The game has ended (end times may vary)
IMPORTANT SITE RULES
Woodbury Common in East Devon is an area of common land that is predominantly heathland adjacent to the village of Woodbury, Devon.
The site has free parking facilities.
A set route is planned by the staff for participants to follow around an area of Woodbury Common.
Bear in mind that the event will not take place on private ground, therefore members of the public could be encountered whilst the game is in progress. The game will be momentarily paused to allowed members of the public to pass through the area.
There are no toilet or wash facilities at the Woodbury sites.
You will need to bring food and water with you - This will NOT be supplied or sold by the staff.
Fires of any kind are not permitted.
Items supplied by the club, such as potion bottles, used item cards or other props should be given to a member of staff when no longer required.
The crew will be required to assist in moving equipment around the various areas of the event site.
Do not leave the site whilst the game is in progress without first informing a member of staff - This is for health and safety reasons.
Neothera Saga UK LARP will not be held responsible for any damages, theft or loss of property that may occur as a result of attending an event.
WHAT TO BRING: IN-CHARACTER (IC) GEAR
If you do not have your own costume, or if you are crewing an event, a plain black or brown top, trousers and belt are VITAL (no visible logos, imagery or brand names please). Jeans are NOT allowed to be worn at any of our games. We highly recommend bringing several pairs of spare socks. A change of clothes (you may get muddy and wet) and dark gloves are also useful. The staff will not provide any of these items so you must source your own.
Comfortable and safe footwear suitable for uneven surfaces, grass, mud, and concrete. We cannot stress how important decent footwear is, and it is worth investing in as you will be on your feet for long periods. Trainers are NOT allowed. Footwear and laces must be black or brown – walking boots or wellingtons are ideal. We recommend bringing a spare pair of boots should one pair break or become water-logged. The staff are unable to provide spare boots.
COSTUME / LARP-SAFE WEAPONS / ARMOUR / PROPS
Tunic, furs, chainmail, masks, cap or dart firing guns, bows etc. Remember to pack the core gear that brings your character to life! If you are crewing the staff will supply you with all the costumes you need for the event, however, you are welcome to bring any gear that you have and wish to use. If you are a player and need to borrow a costume, weapons or armour for an event or would like advice on reputable retailers, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
RUCKSACK / BAGS / POUCHES
A rucksack is useful for adventures to allow you to carry water and food. Pouches or smaller bags are also great to allow you to safely store in-game items you will collect on your adventures. These must not be modern-looking and must fit the theme of the system. The crew will be supplied with these by the staff.
CHARACTER SHEET / NOTEBOOK
All players MUST bring a notebook with their character’s abilities and any other useful information listed in it. The staff can only check your character sheet if we have access to the Internet, and some rural locations do not allow this. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure you know your character’s vital statistics! A notebook and pencil are also useful for jotting down any important information you learn IC. Do not expect the staff to remind you of this at a later date if you were not paying attention or failed to make a note – You learn what your character learns! If you are using a notebook, pen or pencil for in-character purposes, please ensure it is appropriate for the theme of the system.
LIGHTING / PYROTECHNICS
Many encounters take place when it is dark, and for this reason, we recommend bringing a lantern that is appropriate for the theme of the system. Candle, oil or battery-powered lanterns can be used providing they do not look too modern. We recommend bringing a torch for use in OOC areas. For safety reasons, the game staff may occasionally use torches in IC areas. The crew will be supplied with portable, IC lightning by the staff if it is required. Pyrotechnics may be used at events for activities such as rituals etc. You MUST contact us by email before an event if you wish to do this and only use them under the instruction and guidance of the staff.
WHAT TO BRING: OUT-OF-CHARACTER (OOC) GEAR
Plasters, painkillers, hydration salts and other common medical equipment found in any good first-aid kit should be carried by all participants. Whilst the staff do have a substantial first-aid kit on hand at our events we recommend also bringing your own to be safe. If you require medical attention due to an accident at one of our events, we always have trained first-aiders on standby that can assist you.
This is vital in the summer months. Getting sunstroke will put an end to your adventure should you not apply sunscreen. This is not supplied by the staff so remember to bring your own.
Insect repellent is a must-have during the summer months. We also recommend acquiring a tick-removal device. For hygiene reasons, we do not recommend sharing removal devices, and therefore the staff cannot supply you with them either.
If you require medication remember to bring it with you and advise a member of staff of your needs. At weekend events, you may store your medication in the fridge at the Longhouse if required.
Everyone that attends an event is required to clean up after themselves, or we run the risk of not being allowed to return to a site if it is left in a poor state. All participants will need to supply their own refuse sacks and ensure they clean up after themselves. All refuse must be taken home with you and disposed of accordingly. The site does NOT have refuse facilities.
The staff will provide wet wipes for crew use as you may need to remove face paint or prosthetics during the event. All participants should bring hand sanitiser and face coverings to wear as they see fit.
PORTABLE POWER BANK
Be aware that players and crew do not have access to mains electricity supplies at events, therefore, should you need to recharge your mobile phone or other electronic devices, we advise investing in a portable power bank.
Should you need to grab supplies from a shop, we advise making sure you have funds on you. We do NOT supply or sell food to participants (except for snacks provided for the crew at our weekend events). If you are buying an event ticket when you arrive at the site (as agreed in advance with the system manager), be aware that we only accept cash payments.
WHAT TO BRING: FOOD, DRINK & COOKING
We do not provide or sell food at our events, and all participants will need to bring a supply of their own. Be aware that shops are only accessible via car from any of the event sites we use. We do, however, provide the crew with free snacks at our weekend events (not day events), and water at our single day adventures.
For single-day adventures, PLAYERS will need to supply their own water. Drinking water is provided for the crew. Alcohol is prohibited from single day adventures.
We recommend that all players and crew bring 'cold food' to an event. Open-fires are discouraged at our single day adventures. That said, you should bring equipment/utensils that fit the theme of the system: medieval-style drinking vessel (tankard, drinking horn etc.), wooden plates/bowls and metal or wooden cutlery if you wish to eat IC.
KEEP IT AUTHENTIC
Plastic or modern-looking equipment is NOT allowed in IC areas whilst a game is in progress; the same goes for plastic or modern-looking food packaging, drinks bottles and cans etc.
SINGLE DAY EVENT VIDEO
Take a look at this video from our March 2022 event showing the action that occurs on the field at our
Woodbury event site in Exeter, Devon, UK.
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