Forget Hogwarts, you want to attend the Witcher School!
Remember that childhood fantasy you used to have of receiving a letter the day you turned eleven, inviting you to attend one of the most prestigious magical schools in -insert country here-?
I do. I also remember being the saddest eleven-year-old on his birthday.
Fast forward to the present. We all loved The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game probably left a small part of you wishing that you could be a badass monster slayer like Geralt.
What if I were to tell you that you could experience that? For a few days? That's precisely what you could do if you choose to attend the Witcher School at the Moszna Castle in Poland.
For a few days, you get to forget about the real world and take part in a LARP, a live action role-playing game where the participants get to physically act out their characters' actions. In this case, participants get to act out as a student at the Witcher School and take part in a number of activities.
The official description given by the Witcher School:
During the game you will become an apprentice going through a rigorous witcher training: you will learn fencing, archery and alchemy; you will hunt monsters, unveil secrets and intrigues; and finally, you will face tough choices and discover the consequences the hard way.
One cool side note to add is that you are provided with all the equipment necessary for the duration of the game and you get to keep any items you craft during the 'lessons'.
You can get the full details about the game right here. This includes the price, timetables, terms and conditions, and so on. To participate you have to buy a ticket for 350 EUR (~$380) which grants you entry to the game in which you will participate for three days without breaks.
Those of us unlucky enough to be outside of Poland will have to take care of travelling costs ourselves.
Keep in mind that this game is designed for adults due to the emphasis the game places on interactions between participants. You are taking part in a game based in the world of The Witcher, after all.
Don't worry, though, you won't be using real swords and it all takes place in a controlled setting.
What do you think? Would you be willing to participate if given the chance? The tickets are on sale right now for the session beginning on the 17th of March and ending on the 20th.
I know I would. If my wallet could tank the travel costs.
-Images courtesy of the Witcher School facebook page-