Fantasy Faire, a very cool and fun Relay for Life of Second Life Fundraiser, just opened its doors to the public today! Fantasy Faire brings together the various fantasy sims, roleplying groups, merchants, and more for your amusement and enjoyment!
Yesterday, Fantasy Faire released two photo previews of two of the Fantasy Faire Sims.
More news from Fantasy Faire, this time the names of each sim as well as the builder of each sim was announced.
Fantasy Faire 2013, a Relay for Life of SL fundraising event, will kick off it’s 5th annual faire on April 20 and will last until April 28. This special event combines music and some great shopping from a variety of fantasy avatar accessory and clothing makers in Second Life.
The thing that everyone loves about Second Life is that they can go to any real world replica destination they please. If you want to go to the island of Hawaii, you can do so with a click. New York? Sure! Paris? Oui oui. Want to go to Dublin to explore Irish culture? Yes, please. All done with the click of a landmark.
So with this ability why not have a romantic date in the Village of Virtual Ryukyu, a place dedicated to ancient Japanese culture. Created by Second Life Residents Inuyasha Meiji and Silverfox ‘Giniji’ Rainbow. It is the perfect spot for those who would love to share their interest with ancient Japanese culture. Here you can relax by the sea as the music stream takes your away on an oriental journey. You can you go fishing, take a stroll around the village, watch a friendly combat in the local dojo, or even enjoy the local cruise (Yes there is traditional Japanese food here. You can’t eat it but adds to the immersive experience. It will have you craving for the real thing though, so be warned .). This is truly a beautiful place that should be shared with your loved ones. So take your date to Virtual Ryukyu, go fishing and enjoy your Valentines Day.
Crack Den is the name of an urban role-play community, set in the fictional city of Hathian in present day New Orleans. Hathian is filled with crime, back alley bar fights, strip clubs and dirty dealings. This community gives residents a realistic experience embedded in different aspects such as a college named Columtreal University, a newspaper called Hathian Observer and the ability to “call” the police as well as another emergency services. The portrayal of a real broken down society is what makes Crack Den an amazing spot to role-play in Second Life.
Crack Den is a part of Alterscape, a network of communities in Second Life, that focuses on urban and realistic role-plays.
Not only does Alterscape cater to Second Life adults but also to Second Life kids and teens, with their university and elementary school.
Crack Den gives step by step introductions on how to join the Hathian community as well as how to become different roles such as Victim, Deviant, Citizen and more important roles such as Police, Medical Staff and Fire fighters.
One of the many establishments in Hathian that offer role-play jobs to its residents. The information on how to apply for job roles are located on the Hathian Observer website but you will need to be accepted to be a Citizen. Once you are you can also walk into any store or bar and click the ‘Help Wanted’ signs.
If I were to review this place, I would say that there is little to nothing wrong with Crack Den. Everyone is always willing to role-play, even if it is just about going to the local pub to get a couple of drinks. There are always people there, it is very rare that you find the place empty. OK, there is one thing that might be wrong with Crack Den, and that is the lag, but that isn’t really their fault. Please note that Crack Den does have quite a bit of adult oriented role-plays going on there so if you are easily offended by seeing things such as, stripping, foul language, sex, drugs and everything else, don’t visit. If you aren’t offended by it, then have fun.
A few days ago the Destination guys did an article on a zombie survival sim and it got us fashion folk thinking, there must be some affordable clothes in Second Life that would be perfect for a bit of butt kicking action so here we have another Raid the Marketplace. Two outfits for different types of people who love their ass kicking. (Note: the guns in the following pictures are 500L$ each and can be found in the gun shop at on the Dead Zone zombie survival Sim.)
For the Femme Fatale we have the latex wear:
For the more comfortable Bad Girl selection which is made up of ( from head to toe):
*B.D.R.* Halter Top Pack - 1 L$
-K12-Gift Vol001 Hoodie – 1L$
Well that’s two outfits for ass kicking.
A special thanks to Dead Zone’s Hutch and Pepper don’t forget to check out the stores and Dead Zone sim, as well as the Torch SLG’s Destination: Dead Zone review. Remember to watch your back when you’re out there!
Elizabeth shoots forward as town cryer’s voice follows through the window! “The Queen Is Injured! From Drow Attack!” Morrice leans up his eyes barely opened, once he heard the news he jumps up and runs to the window.
Her majesty the queen is under constant attention by physicians in the castle as she struggles for life. The wounds she suffered at the hands of two drow last week are said to be severe, and she lost a lot of blood. Her Minister, Philippe Miller, will not release any more information. Meanwhile, the drow responsible remain free, and constantly threaten the people of Dee.”
The best thing about Roleplaying in Second Life are the story lines. A steady story line can make or break a roleplay sim. The Isle of Dee has one of the steady roleplays stories we, at the Torch SL Guide, have encountered. The story is kept going, through notecards sent in the group and keeps their members up to date with events that have been going on through Dee. A good roleplay community will do this, providing their members with a juicy story line, plenty of RP opportunity and allows their members to get involved.
The Naked Blues, one of the many attractions of Chicago, is now open again under new management. Magnus and I take over the Speakeasy. Our first day behind the bar was a great success and we weren’t enough open yet, it is safe to say that we will have this place hopping in no time.
Magnus, twinkling away on the bar piano, while drink party comers dance the evening away. The Mob are regulars, and so are the cops, we don’t know if they are dirty or not. We’re opening, so I guess it’s former.
Roleplaying is fun, it always is especially when you take the time to invest into your backstory. If there are opportunities for become a part of the roleplay and enhance your experience. take it! Don’t be afraid to get involved, whether it’s becoming a royal guard in a medieval roleplay or a store owner. Get in touch with the owners or senior roleplayers because they might be able to help you. Most RPs in SecondLife have member forums that allows you to join and keep up to date on what is happening from events and roleplaying opportunities. Most important of all, have fun with it and remember it is meant to be fun not work.
Oh before I forget, The Naked Blues is having its Grand Reopening on Saturday 19th November at Chicago.
It’s the 1920s, things have changed. Women walk the streets displaying their new-found freedom. Those who survived the first world war are trying their best to forget it. Prohibition roams the streets and brings with it new waves of crime and injustice. Mobs and the Mafia clash trying their best to gain power over the streets. Speakeasies secretly open filled with moonshine, the only place to get a drink nowadays.
When I came to Chicago, it was bustling with noise, my dreams to be a singer within my grasp. The lights of the big city seems to be calling to me, teasing me, pulling me forward. My name in lights, that’s what I want. I saw it, the lights. “Empire Burlesque.” The first building I see, the sound of a crowd calls me to it. As I enter there is a glorious sight, men and women sitting down enjoying the show of 3 half naked women dancing, I could not help but turn away, blushing.
Another step into the world of Second Life roleplaying, takes us to the adult sim 1920′s Chicago, and adult it is with good reason. Replicating the roaring times of the 1920′s when the world was recovering from a terrible war, but was opening itself to a new decade of growth. What a growth it was! Our first stay in 1920′s Chicago was spent by attending a very sassy but lovely Burlesque show, that represents, quite nicely, a time where sexuality, though taboo but was beginning to be explored openly.
(Oh note this wasn’t our first visit…our first visit wasn’t very productive and our second was met by the end of a tommy gun which was very funny and this is our third visit.)