There will be one run of the game in the winter of 2022:
International runs: 1st to 4th December 2022 and 8th to 11th Devember 2022
The game will be played in English. Both of these runs will be standard runs of Legion, not the hardcore version (Relentless). We are not planning any Relentless international runs in the future.
In any case, it will be necessary to be on-site on Thursday afternoon or. The game ends at night on Saturday and on Sunday morning you will leave.
In the Železný brod area in the northern part of the Czech Republic. For the international runs there will be a bus from Prague and back - the bus ride is around 2 hours.
The standard price for the game will be 260 euro. This includes a full game experience with all game materials (character sheet, diary), costumes, props, guns, equipment, and food. The costumes include plenty of warm layers, as well as some accessories. They are made by the organizers in a very wide variety of sizes and refitted between runs. The players will only be asked to bring shoes, warm undergarments, and sleeping equipment.
If you want to support the organizers, you can choose to pay more than the basic package - by any amount you deem suitable. We will be very grateful for any such donation, but it will have no effect on your game, casting or anything like that. On site, there will also be options to buy some Legion-themed merchandise to support us.
Players can choose character gender regardless of their real gender - but men playing women and women playing men will need to use some basic visual cues (such as fake facial hair) to make their character’s gender visible at first glance.
We view all our roles as equally interesting and valuable: all of them are the main protagonists of their own stories. However, it is good to warn that the game works with sexism and all female characters encounter it in some form. In order to make the game more dramatic and create a wider scope of roles, we added several female soldiers, but they also have to deal with conflicts and problems regarding their gender. Please note that the number of women with guns is limited in this game and there are no female commanders (only non-combatant group leaders). This is intentional: the game wants to tell real stories of the men and women of the period, and women’s stories simply did not include being a soldier anywhere near as much. Female players who want a lot of action can also play nurses, who have a lot of action (running, being under fire, getting injured), just of a different kind. If you definitely want a soldier role, signing up as a male character is the best option. Signing up for the game with the goal of only playing a female soldier can very easily end in sadness.
None of the characters at this game are openly non-binary (although some are gender non-conforming and how players read them is up to them). However, we welcome non-binary players, as long as they are comfortable playing one of the character genders. It is up to them what they prefer.
Food and accommodation
This is not a comfortable game. You will sleep on the floor in the sleeping gear you bring, indoors in mostly insulated buildings. There will be no showers, though we will try to ensure showers on Sunday morning after the game for anybody who is interested. For some parts of the game, you may need to make do with chemical toilets (port-a-potties).
You will spend Thursday and Saturday night in an off-game accommodation; it will be warm, but you will sleep on the floor in one large room with everybody else. Friday night will be in-game: you will sleep in a reasonably insulated building, but it will likely be cramped and with no privacy.
We provide food from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning - three meals a day, occasional snacks and tea. We will provide all food in a vegetarian version, gluten-free, and lactose-free versions, and a version with meat. Expect food like soups, stews, bread with spreads, etc., and not haute cuisine. People with more complicated dietary needs can bring some of their own food or email use at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to us about options.
Legion is a physically demanding game. It deliberately works with physical fatigue, discomfort, and mental exhaustion as part of the experience. We are aware this might not make it suitable for everyone and it means that there are some health restrictions (especially for mobility issues) that we have to impose. However, you do not have to be a super-soldier to go through with the larp - we think it is doable for anyone who is generally fit, reasonably healthy and determined to do it and cope with discomfort.
We put a lot of responsibility on our players to decide whether they really want to do this and to be able to monitor their health before the event. Going to this game because of the hype, without having a good think on whether larping while cold, tired, hungry, and marching around sounds like a thing you’re willing to do, is not recommended. While we do all we can to help any cold, tired, and hungry players, it is inevitable you will be at least one of these at some point during the larp.
In the casting process, you can choose how much action your character will have and the level of physical demands varies from role to role - soldiers will be required to carry rifles, run around, charge, sometimes dive to the ground and so on. The officers will have quite a bit of running around and organizing, as well as some military action. The nurses will run into the battlefield and help drag the wounded away. The civilians, on the other hand, will have much less action (while getting other interesting stuff to do).
However, everyone will be required to march 25 kilometres in very varied terrain (which includes very hilly) and possibly also in adverse weather conditions - sometimes our winters are mild and warm, but sometimes we get frost and a lot of snow; other times it can be very rainy and muddy. There will be many stops during the game; the longest stretch you will be asked to walk between in-game stops will be four kilometres. We will also be marching at night, with lanterns, and not only on roads, but also through fields and forests - if walking downhill in darkness on a slippery road sounds like a horrible idea, it might not be for you.
Tiredness is another factor: you cannot expect that you will get your 8 hours every night - on Thursday workshops may run long and you might not get to sleep as early as you’d like. On Friday you will get up really early, again take some time for workshops, and then start the game at noon and go on until fairly late at night. Friday night is an in-game night and things will be happening until fairly late - you will not lose the game if you decide to go to sleep early, but be aware that you might lose out on some gameplay. On Saturday, you will play for the whole day until fairly late at night when the game will end. Being tired is inevitable.
How much sleep you get in the game will also depend partly on the players and how long you take to do the Friday march. Similarly, when you eat will depend to some extent on when you get to the locations where the food is. We will do our best to get you enough food and get it to you warm - but bringing snacks is necessary.
Safety and accessibility
Safety is extremely important for us. During the game we will do our best to ensure your physical safety, with instructions, workshops, the presence of experienced medics, and your mental safety. We will practice risky situations and themes in the workshops and have consultants walking with you to help you every step of the way. During the whole game, as well as after it, we will have organizers available to the players to take care of them
It is very important for us that the game brings you an intense experience and a lot of memories, not injuries or trauma. We have players coming from a variety of backgrounds and we will rely on you to be respectful and to care for yourselves and each other and mind each other’s boundaries. Any harassment or off-game discrimination is unacceptable and organizers will respond to it. Before and after the game, players can also use a separate and confidential channel to send an email to Rolling’s Safety Consultant, for any matters they do not want to raise with the organizers directly. For more on how Rolling in general deals with safety, you can go here.
We think the game is accessible to mostly anyone who is reasonably healthy with the determination and willingness to do the walk and endure the related discomfort. However, it does involve walking as a central part of it, so it is not suitable for people with limited mobility. It is also physically exhausting, meaning it may not be suitable for people whose chronic condition or acute illness or injury can be aggravated by physical exertion, cold weather, lack of sleep, or limited hygiene. For legal reasons, all participants must be above 18 and we would like to advise that the game is not suitable for pregnant people.
We are of course hoping that by 2022, the pandemic will mostly have subsided, but we need to plan for the worse scenario. We encourage all our players to get vaccinated against Covid if they can, including any potential future booster shots. To come to Legion, you will need to provide either proof of being fully vaccinated, or proof of a PCR test no older than 48 hours (such as the EU Digital Certificate or other equivalents).
The event cannot support most social distancing measures - while most of it takes place outdoors, players will sleep and eat communally and will not be wearing masks. If the pandemic situation escalates to make such an event impossible and against the local rules, we will cancel it - for more details, see the cancellation terms.
After you get a spot, you will get a payment deadline (about a month after signing up). The fee must be paid by the last day of the deadline. Any spots that are unpaid after the payment deadline will be cancelled and advertised to the waiting list players. Due to the Covid crisis and the unpredictable situation, the cancellation terms are slightly more complex this year.
After the payment deadline, the cancellation fee is 10% of the ticket price. A month before the game or less, the cancellation fee rises to 50% of the ticket price. Two weeks before the game or less, the cancellation fee is 100% of the ticket price. If a paying replacement player is found for the cancelled spot, an amount higher than noted above can be returned - but only up to 90% of the ticket price; the 10% fee is always non-refundable. If the cancellation fee is 50%, you get any part of the replacement player’s payment that is above 50% of your original ticket price (only up to 90% of the paid ticket price). If the cancellation fee is 100%, you get the whole amount of the replacement player’s payment (only up to 90% of the paid ticket price).
If the event is cancelled due to a deteriorating Covid situation in the Czech Republic, we will be able to refund all players between 100 and 90% of the fee, depending on the date. If participants become unable to participate a month before the game or less, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and travel being banned from their country, we will try our best to refund 50%. We will not be able to refund any travel costs and strongly recommend players to buy travel insurance for this purpose.