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Alba

Event News

Firstly, the Bad News… Unfortunately bookings for The Woodland Call, our Fenlands event in July, and A Northern Welcome, our Northlands event in September, have been insufficient for these events to be viable on their current dates. We’re obviously disappointed,…

Justice

“They are a thief and a murder!” A cheer came up from the gathered crowd unable to resist the blood fever running through the community. Bron surely was a thief but a murder no. “I stole the spear, the bow…

Look and Feel: Part 1

We have released the first information on the costume brief for Alba. It covers the basic information on look, colour and texture. As a guide we have also included some photographs taken of some costumes put together using items we…

The Snake and The Fish

There were two, Twins they were, Who had the eye of Adder, And the eye of Pike. Separate ways it drove them, Endless life, And death, Champions of one but never the other. As children their mother kept them apart,…

The Spirit of the Red Cliffs

When my grandmother was young there was a village three days walk from here, so the Keepers say. It was atop the red cliffs, by the sea of ice, by the dark forest where the sun never shines. From the…

The wait is over!

Alba is a LRP/LARP game by Carcosa Dreams. It is a combination of “Weekend” and “Festival” LARP systems, consisting of five smaller regional events in various parts of the country, followed by two large Festival events; a pattern which will…

Between Events – Foot and Mouth

Things have been a bit hectic at Carcosa Dreams HQ these last few weeks. Whilst finishing the website we’ve had two events in the last four weeks and now it’s the final push. In the meantime and before starting the…

Game Design and Intent 2 – Your Story

One of the key mechanics in Alba will be the process of earning and using story tokens – we haven’t pinned down yet what they will be called, so that’s a placeholder name. The concept of these is that they…

Q&A

Something a little different for today. Last Friday we asked readers to submit some questions on the game and here are responses to three of those questions. Question 1: As stories will be currency, will there be any in game…

Ask Alba Anything

So, the content treadmill has been churning for a bit now, and while we’re putting together the Alba website, preparing for T67 next week, and recovering from the chaos of <gestures to the world in general>, lets turn this around…