I went to the Invictus RP day event this weekend. It was a blast! We did mods so I actually got some fighting in, which I was thankful for because I have had a really cruddy week at work and getting a little aggression out was sorely needed.
The roleplay during the day was fantastic. I wish there was time to dig into the multi layered aspects of what staff was putting out there, but I just didn't have time. I had NPCs willing to follow me to the kitchen, sit and eat with me, walk around outside and talk so we can get the RP in. I just couldn't take it all in fast enough. I think we did OK when we weren't accidentally committing treason. (Wups!)
I played up the "I am just a soldier, not a diplomat" angle of my character for all it was worth while trying to actually be a diplomat and getting multiple contentions NPCs to agree to a war plan. It was fun. There was some subtle parry-thrust-parry late in the negotiations I had with Mickeys very boisterous NPC.
There is so much in this game it is amazing. I am so glad to be a part of it and reap the benefits of so much creativity from a great group of staffers & NPCs.
My fellow PCs really knock it out of the park in a big way. Great ideas, plans, RP the whole sheebang! I am looking forward to full weekend events.
Let me take a moment to plug this LARP. We could really use players, we just don't have enough. There is great fighting, great political plot, great use of rituals and magic, a game world that is rich and diverse. Folks, please take a look at Invictus (www.invictuslarp.com.) I have been to 3 sessions, and I have come away roaring to go for the next one every time! It's so much more that "standing around in Togas." The game world is evolving and the PCs have a real impact on the story.