Trial of the Gods: Welcome to Camp Despair

August 27 - August 29, 2021

Site is Sterling "The Hall @ 34 Ford Road" - Sterling, MA (View Map).
Site opens at 8/27/2021 5:00 PM and closes at 8/29/2021 2:00 PM.

Event starts at 06:00 PM, on Friday August 27, 2021.
Event ends at 12:30 PM, on Sunday August 29, 2021.

Cost is 35.00.
Cost via Paypal is $35.00 per person.
Pre-registration ( money, magic reg ) is required (Register for Event).

Event Holders
John Rescigno
Stephen Sanford
Crystal Welch
Other Contacts
Joshua Bryant (Feastocrat)
Eric Willisson (Magic Marshal)
Ryan Welch
Event Description

Welcome Campers!

I hope you are ready for some great activities here at Camp Despair at the lovely Redwater site! Make sure to pick up your introduction packet at the gate and leave all hope at home! Get ready to start your day with some Team Breaking Exercises. Are you excited to play some Deadly Dodgeball? How about going on an extra special scavenger hunt? And of course we have the best Arts and Crafts around. We will be singing songs around the pyre and enjoying delicious s’mores while bodies keep the fire going all night. The best part is you can earn super powerful merit badges to fill up your slightly used camp-issued sash. Badges will be awarded to those trying their best throughout the day or to whoever I want. I do make the rules after all!

I hope you are ready for an experience to remember! You never know what might happen. You could even become a demon if you play your cards right! Though if you aren’t a demon you will have something extra to worry about besides the bears. Just mind the myst when it rolls in and be back to your designated cabins for bunk time. We do have some strict policies and I would hate to lose any campers before the fun really gets going... like last time.

See you soon,
Camp Despair Head Counselor

Rules Changes and Notes

Additional rules and special calls may be added at a later time.

Please send all pre-registration payments to

While this is not an official Chimeron event, we will adopt and enforce an expanded Code of Conduct, which can be found here:
Additionally, we are adopting the list of people banned from Chimeron events. That list can be found here:

To aid contact tracing (and notifications if plans change), eveyone planning to attend must pre-register on RealmsNet. Please make sure your email address is up to date before registering.

A valid pre-reg must include a copy of your vaccination card sent to

All children 12 and under; additionally all unvaccinated players are not permitted to attend this event.

The EHs for this event will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy for attendees who fail to comply with event protocols or COVID-related standing policies.

If you would like to buy a camp shirt to comemorate the event, please send an additional $15 including the event fee, plus your shirt size (You may want to go one size larger than you wear in case it shrinks in the wash) in the notes of your pre-reg.

Please reach out to an Event Holder if you would like to play and your financial circumstances may prevent you from attending. By default, the event fee for any player who has played at three or fewer Realms events will be discounted to $15.

Player Pre-reg List

  1. Kara Nithisdottir
  2. Tao Ya Kang
  3. James Swift
  4. Alias
  5. Ypnn
  6. Jean C'est Magnifique Try Baptise PENDING
  7. Anton PENDING 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Waiting list

Other Notes

This is the old Sterling site under new management.

There is no potable water currently on-site. We will be providing some water, but be prepared to bring your own.

Carry-in, Carry-out. Do not litter and thoroughly check your camping area before you leave.

Smoking is only allowed in the designated area in the parking lot, you must dispose of your trash in the proper receptacle and failure to do so may result in being asked to leave.

No open flames are allowed within any structure on the facility. No incendiary devices or fireworks are allowed. All open fires shall be within provided fire pits, attended at all times and completely extinguished whenever unattended.

Dry Site- No drinking of alcoholic beverages will be permitted on this site.

Camping is allowed in designated areas only.

Parking is available against the wall near the entrance. Please do not leave your cars in your camp area.

No swimming in the pond.

NOISE IS TO BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM AFTER 10PM, the site is adjacent to a small residential area.

ALL TRASH MUST BE PICKED UP AND REMOVED. Failure to do so will likely result in the site owner refusing to rent to any LARP again.

Site must be completely clean by 3pm on Sunday.

Sterling "The Hall @ 34 Ford Road"
34 Ford Rd
Sterling, MA 01564

This is the old Sterling Site under new management.

From North:
Take Rt. 2 to I-190 South. Get off at exit 14(Route 12, Sterling).
Bear right at end of ramp. Follow directions below.
From South:
Take I-495 or the Mass Pike(90) to Route I-290 North to I-190
North. Get off on exit 14(Route 12, Sterling). Bear left at end of
ramp. Follow directions below.
Take 2nd right(there is a blinking yellow light at the
intersection), onto Pratts Junction Rd. Take the 3rd left onto
Flanagan Hill Rd. You'll travel under the highway, and take your next
left onto Ford Rd. Go straight into the driveway at the end. The
Campground is to the left of the barn.

IMPORTANT: Drive slowly once you get onto Ford Road -
idiots speeding on their road or through the campground has been an
issue for the owner and they really want to avoid this issue going forward.