What is RenQuest™?
How do I join?
RenQuest is an interactive theatrical gaming experience offering players an opportunity to experience the living world of the Bristol Renaissance Faire through completing quests, honing skills and defeating evil villains. The game spans the 30-acre Faire grounds and boasts over 30 NPCs (non-playing characters) dedicated to enriching the fantasy experience for players. New to Bristol? There is no better way to become acquainted with the Faire and its inhabitants than by playing RenQuest. Regular season-pass member of the Faire? RenQuest is a great way to experience characters, shops and our beautiful scenery in a whole new light. “Live thy adventure!”
Once you have decided to strike out on great adventure, you may purchase your day of play at the RenQuest™ Red Vardo.
Game play is $10 per day, recommended for ages 12 and up. Sign up at the RenQuest Red Vardo, located near the Cheshire Chase stage on your Faire map.
You may sign up for Episode 1, 2 or 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. You should return to the vardo before 4:15 p.m. to prepare for the end of episode showdown unless otherwise expressly directed by your class leader.
Traveler players in Episode 2 should be signed in before 10:40 a.m. to not miss an important plot scene. (Applies only to Travelers and only for Episode 2.)
Sign up hours are to ensure you do not miss any scheduled or timed events.
If you have finished the core story but wish to pursue advanced achievements then RenQuest™ costs $5 per day. You may complete achievement quests at your own pace between the hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This price is in addition to the gate ticket price and does not offer any gate ticket discounts.
RenQuest™ offers interactive characters and prizes that are not available to the regular faire attendee. In years past we have awarded hand blown glass goblets, hand bound leather journals, limited edition print artwork and a custom fantasy portrait featuring our grand champion in the picture! You cannot purchase these items anywhere on site – they are only available to those who play RenQuest™!
Once you have your proof of purchase, you will…
Receive your Players Passbook, so you can record all your points
Receive and sign your Code Of Conduct
Receive your first quest and let the Adventure Begin!
A game of RenQuest lasts approximately two (2) hours. You may quest at your own pace, but please finish your questing by 4pm and check back with the camp to see if you’ve unlocked an exclusive cut-scene! If you want more information about the quests and playing, go to the RenQuest™ Camp. This is the home of the Band of the Twisted Claw. It’s marked on the Faire map with the RenQuest™ logo and is across from the Friends of Faire Garden.
Any of the members of the Band can explain more about playing and the fees.
As you complete your quests, return to the RenQuest™ Camp to register your points earned and to receive further orders. It is best to begin your quest early in the day. Questing stops around 4pm each day, and exclusive, unlockable cut-scenes conclude by 6pm.
Be sure to check in at the end of your day of Adventuring so that the Band of the Twisted Claw may obtain a final point tally and keep your quest sheet safe.
At the end of the weekend, Players’ points are all tallied and the individual and class leaders are posted on the Bristol Renaissance Faire website. Click to see the Champions page.
Returning to Play Another Day
Check in at the RenQuest™ Camp to receive your current player sheet and next quest. It’s just that simple!