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Kymbr MundstockBy Kymbr Mundstock
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Kymbr MundstockBy Kymbr Mundstock
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About

Freehold Village is a venue for Live Action Role Playing games on some weekends, Halloween Fair on some weekends, Christmas Fair on others and and Medieval fair on some weekends too. You never know what events you may find there with a Zombie Fun Run , Water  War, Easter Egg Hunt, Foam Dart Battles, Princess Tea and so much more. 

We intend to build an inn or tavern, to be the base of the whole village, providing a central meeting place and base of operations for LARP players or families visiting the carnivals. It will have food and entertainment depending on the theme of the event. Eventually, it will also have rooms for sleeping in as well, allowing vendors, LARPers, NPCs or other guests a more comfortable overnight stay. 

The Village will have several guild houses to support the LARP games classes, a Library for arcane study, a Temple for divine, a Thieves guild and a Tower of the Guard. These will allow the players to advance their skills and refine their equipment. There will also be an armory and a shop to sell needed supplies. These will be staffed with Non-Player Characters during LARP games to further the stories of the players by dropping tidbits of information or hints to guide them on their way. As we expand we will be adding other areas such as a Graveyard, a Hermit's hut, a Fairy circle, a Sunken maze, a Wizard's Tower and even a Castle. The scenarios will evolve to use more of our locations as we grow. Our LARP weekends will welcome players of all ages, (though children must be accompanied by parents or guardians), Friday afternoon through Sunday, five weekends per year. We will also have a week-long LARP Camp for teens and tweens a few times per year, when the sun isn't too hot, but school isn't a conflict. 

When the adventurers are not around, the carnivals arrive. We plan to turn the Village into a Halloween Fair for weekends in the month of October, with vendors selling their creepy wares, a trick or treating area, a haunted house, spooky carnival games, craft activity booths, and many more dark fun activities. We will host costume contests and turn our sunken maze into a zombie filled gauntlet of horror.

During the holiday season, our weekends will take on a lighter view with our Christmas Fair and its twinkly lights and decorated trees, heart warming stories by the fireside, and of course, Santa. We will have carolers and crafters, classic games and cocoa to warm you. We will have a Kid's only shop where parents can prepay for the number of gifts they want their children to get, give them a list and allow their child to shop with an elf. Gifts will be wrapped and waiting for parents to pick up on the way out and put under their tree at home.

Our other overnight event is  our National Novel Writer Month Weekend Getaway in November for local writers and aspiring writers to gather, compare secrets, and provide community and encouragement in their endeavors. 

In the spring, we will have a Medieval Faire. Knights and ladies, nobility and peasants will fill our streets and squares. Vendors will hawk their wares. Buskers will offer their entertainments.  There will be games of skill and those of chance. Crafts and rides for the little ones. 

For our single day events:

Zombie 3k Fun Run through the village and the rest of the land, up the "mountain" and down to the finish line. Simple, right? Except for the zombies lying in wait to steal your brains. Participants can choose to be either runners, competing to be the fastest, or zombies, competing to collect the most brains. With prizes for best costume before and after the run and  vendors selling their undead creations, it is sure to be a day of fun for all.

  Easter Egg Hunt in April with five thousand eggs hidden all over the park with prizes ranging from pieces of candy up to family season passes to the Village. Vendors can sell their wares, food will be available and fun will be had by all. 


  Father's Day Foam Dart Battle in June with tons of places to hide and ambush Dad, or your kids with foam punishment. Kids can shop for their dads at a prepaid store or make crafty gifts for their dads while Dads relax. 


  Water War in July when it is too hot to do anything dry, come see who can get the other team wettest with water blasters, balloons and other weapons of maximum drenching. 

 In time we hope to add:
 
 Mother's Day Spa, with the option of Just Mom, Mom and Me or Childcare included. We will bring up skilled hair, make up, skin and cosmetic consultants as well as a photographer to help commemorate the occasion. We will have a Gifts for Mom shop and crafts for mom station in the child care area to allow kids to make or choose gifts while Mom's are being spoiled. 


 Fairy Frolic, a fairy themed party with a fairy hostess, fairy costuming, games and treats. 


 Princess Tea Party, The ultimate in tea parties with fine china and our own perfect princess will provide an excuse for your little princess to don her best gown and RSVP. 


 Squires' Training day, will teach your wannabe knight the basics of, (padded), combat, and other elements of a medieval knight's duties.   Madrigal Feast, to celebrate the start of the season we will have a feast with carolers to bring the spirit of a classic holiday. 


 Mystery Murder Weekend, allowing you to play the part of your favorite detective, whether she is a observant senior, a Belgian with OCD or a cocaine addicted fiddler. 


 Battle of the Bands, with a selection of local talent to try and impress our judges and win a prize. Crafters and glow in the dark carnival games. 


SciFi/Fantasy themed outdoorConvention with vendors, panels, discussion and activities spanning the entire village for a whole weekend. 

At the moment, what we have is a beautiful piece of land and a lot of ideas. We need funds to set up basics like fencing, grading the roads, building the buildings, putting in septic, water systems and solar panels. We can begin more rustic events with temporary facilities and build up to more permanent ones. But we think Freehold Village will be a fun location for families, gamers and more for years to come. 

Risks and challenges

This camp is intended to be rather basic in the beginning as a village of the time would be. So many of the challenges we are striving to find answers to, aren't really issues that are out of place in medieval fantasy settings.

The LARP system is basically worked out and finalized already. There will be some play testing in the next few months, but it should be submitted to Wizards of the Coast soon for approval. If they approve, it will be published through them, if not it will be self-published and available through their open gaming license. So, that challenge is addressed.

This land is in the desert and so water is scarce. Eventually we will put in a water system, and a septic system, but until then we have budgeted to rent temporary facilities.

There is an issue with the access which we are currently in communications with the owners of the neighboring properties to negotiate easier entry for vehicles. There are two directions that have potential for access, and we are considering both.

Most of the rewards are hand made and specific to the one receiving them, so are difficult to make ahead. We think we will be able to complete them all on time, but that may be a challenge, which is why we limited their quantity.

We will be hiring staff to play parts, wait tables, and attack the village as needed. We will advertise in all the surrounding areas and provide camping areas for them to stay in or they can stay in rooms in the tavern or guild halls once they are built.

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    LARP Sourcebook

    As part of setting up Freehold Village, we put together a source book for the system of Live Action Role Playing methods we intend to use. It is based on Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition and uses rules as close as we could get them to that paper and pencil system. For contributing twenty-five dollars to this kickstarter you get a PDF copy of the source book sent to your email before it goes to print.

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    Written into the Plot

    For this generous contribution you will be forever commemorated by being written into the history of the village and included in the modules and scenarios to be published for game play across the country in future years. You will receive an advance copy of every module you are included in.

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