Woodstock Day School & Unison Arts Center
Have you ever wanted to be a sneak thief? Or a highly trained master of disguise? How about a crafter of special potions or purveyor of magicks? Well in Assassin Town at week 2 of Wayfinder at the Unison Arts Center participants got to do just that. Assassin Town is an Adventure Game written by long time staff member JJ Muste in which there lives a town full of assassins. When the king stops in for a surprise visit the assassins must attempt to hide the truth of their village and pretend to be simple townsfolk. Needless to say after many mind wipes and goofy adventures the king, the very same one who banned magic, figured out what was going on. It was up to the assassins (participants) to figure out what to do with the king. In a beautiful twist they convinced the king that magic isn’t evil and started to train him in their ways.
Over at WDS the war between order and chaos raged on. Lord Subtle (portrayed by our very own Wes Chaplin) called on beings from all over the dimensions to help aid in saving the world. From velociraptors to disco witches this rag tag team of heros defended the realm. Written by Jay Dragon, Debts Collected was quite the adventuros romp.
During the day, while not playing unlikely, interdimensional heroes our campers had a blast playing sword games, improv games and more: such as endless rounds of Prince a Paris (a focus game) and Combat Roleplaying (it’s like mixing serious improv in to sword games, it’s wonderful).
We also made a new wayfinder record for the longest round of capture the flag at Unison when 45 people played a continuous round for over an hour and forty five minutes which ended in a sudden death. It was amazing to see these campers and staff working so hard and planning each wave just to be so equally matched.
That’s a wrap on day camps at these two lands. Two weeks of play, two weeks of community, and two weeks of adventure in the books!
Written by Trine Boode-Petersen
Photos by various staff at camp