To be truthful (and sappy)
I was really down when I thought Grinners story was over. I have, over the past few years, put a lot of myself, my imagination and effort into that persona. From his friends and companions to his enemies and rivals Grinner is the paramount of 16 years of larping for me.
I love grinding nums, bugs, tampers, and mercs to a pulp
I love applying real world ideas and sciences to resolve fantasy diseases and afflictions.
I love Bravo, rolling with my boys and laying waste to people (and sometimes having our asses handed to us)
I love Buckles and V, Doc Sophie, Walter, and Little Maddie
I love Partying with Dominic, butting heads with Maddie, cat-and-mouse tactics with Vlad and Cameron, and fist-fights with Jimmy the Executioner.
I love Jinjia, who defined Grinner in a big way and has probably been one of the largest motivating factors behind that characters growth and development (more to come) I've never had a character with a true "rival" and most larps really frown upon good PVP. But its classy here. We butt heads on SO many levels that only maybe once or twice has outright physical violence ever occurred between my "crew" and theirs.
I love 3am lying on the floor in the med center RP'ing with people not even aware that game-off has occurred.
I love developing new procedures and walking the line between Healer and Walking Bio-Weapon
I love that HEALERS HAVE FUN. Most games being a healer is a boring and often thankless job. People with a dedication to the Healer archetype really get to shine in this game in a great many ways.
I love the losing myself in the game
I love a cast of players and staff where I'm not constantly wondering who is and isn't cheating.
and I just frigging love Grinner. Of every persona and character I've made over the years he is the most impactual to me.
And I'm thankful to have him back. Call me a sap for it. But breaking out his gear once again has been the highlight of my year thusfar... even if I'm missing all my device tags.
See you all Friday.