You can’t possibly afford to compete, but perhaps you should consider tuning in to today’s recap of the first annual Decadent Sports League Championships.
Well, that’s not entirely true, you could probably afford to participate in the chess events.
This particular video was filmed over several days and at several different locations throughout town. The most notable of these is the human-sized chess board located down by the Selkirk waterfront and trestle bridge (here). It’s one of the more scenic places in town. It used to be mostly industrial, and somewhat rundown, but in the last decade or so has seen some major urban renewal, and is now home to some very nice condos, trendy coffee shops, and warterfront park space. Also, inexplicably, a giant chess board.
Filming the scenes we did proved a little tricky, as we were within sight of the Galloping Goose trail, a major recreational and transportation (cycle, foot) route though town. Naturally, we had a whole bunch of prop weapons, which we were trying to keep on the down-low, but it’s hard not to attract attention when you’ve got a bunch of goofy looking folks playing with swords on a concrete chess board. Ultimately, we ended up having to shoot around a few interested parties trying to watch us, and one fellow who rolled up on his bike and started trying to chat with us.
It was an adventure to say the least.
Unskippable this week was White Knight Chronicles Part 2, and it can be found here.