So, what'd people do at Hydra? What'd they really enjoy?
On the admin side, I'd like to thank Scott, who provided replacement players for the ones who had to drop out and stepped up himself to fill a vital role in Moorstepper. And Chloe, who stepped up at the last minute to run the kitchen when the usual caterer had to withdraw.
As for games, I enjoyed everything I played, but my clear favourite was Will That Be All on Saturday night. Given the workshoppy nature of the game, it could have been anything (well, anything about 1930's servants), from Downton Abbey to Jeeves and Wooster. What we got was a melancholic game about family, which left people in tears at the end (and indeed, in the second act, when we contemplated what would happen to the estate when His Lordship inevitably died. I think cutting down 300 year old oak trees was involved). It was a great group, full of generous players who threw stuff into the plot pot and happily ran with other people's suggestions, and I'd like to thank all of them for providing a very moving larp experience.
Venice was a blast, and I bite my thumb at you all. And ditto Bodice Ripper; I may have failed to solve the mystery and dazzle everyone with my brilliance, but I had a great time chewing the scenery as Sherlock.