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Well, I'm gonna go LARP this weekend.

Postby Nitewatchman » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:11 pm

Yep. Got talked into it by a friend, and now I'm actually looking forward to it. I've already made my weapon, too...

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Yep. It's a war hammer and it's about the size of a mailbox.

I was warned that I should start with a sword or something simple, but I responded pretty negatively to that and, as you can tell, just went ahead with the hammer. I'll probably have garb by next weekend, but I don't need proper attire until like, the twelfth week.

So, questions:

I know some of you LARP, but which of you did again?

Also, what do you think of my war hammer? The head is very well padded; doesn't hurt at all, pretty much impossible to injure someone with.
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Postby knolli » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:55 pm

I was on my first LARP some weeks ago. I had a lot of fun.

The hammer doesn't look too bad. I never crafted any weapons myself, so I might not be a good judge. SOme people consider it a form of art and do some astonishing things with the latex.

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Postby 501stCadians » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:52 pm

knolli wrote: do some astonishing things with the latex.


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Postby stubby » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:59 am

The head may be padded enough, how's the handle? All the larpers I knew were very serious about handle-related injuries.
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Postby 501stCadians » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:24 am

stubby wrote:The head may be padded enough, how's the handle? All the larpers I knew were very serious about handle-related injuries.


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Postby Nitewatchman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:21 pm

stubby wrote:The head may be padded enough, how's the handle? All the larpers I knew were very serious about handle-related injuries.


From what I understand, the only things that need the full handles padded are javelins, which I intend to make whenever I can use them. From what I've read/been told, it should be fine. I added that extra bit of padding behind the head in case of overshots, so someone doesn't end up getting whacked.

Also, I intend to brutalize people with this thing, so a few real injuries can only add to my glee.
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Postby Nitewatchman » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:22 pm

Nitewatchman wrote: I added that extra bit of padding behind the head in case of overshots, so someone doesn't end up getting whacked.


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Postby Keldoclock » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:29 pm

You guys should see Russian LARP. It's so crazy awesome, it's like... half combat sport, half medieval simulation, half roleplay.
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Postby mgb519 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:46 pm

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Postby Keldoclock » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:02 pm

Its 150% awesome.
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Postby ForlornCreature » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:34 am

Is russian style
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Postby Silent-sigfig » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:34 am

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Postby Ross_Varn » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:02 pm

Bring back pictures. I'm really interested in LARP myself, and if I get this nerf game off the ground, I'll probably end up organizing something I'll call Gamesim. LARP itself is connected irrevocably to stupid stuff like...this... while the actual concept has massive potential. Heck, it attracts the wrong crowd because popular media thought thinks it's for the wrong crowd.

Also related for your viewing pleasure, 4chan /TG/'s rendition of a tale for the ages, and the story of a single man versus the world- or at least the idiotic gamemaster of his LARP. It may or may not be true, but it's bloody good in any case.

Part I
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The Sequel
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Postby mgb519 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:09 pm

Ross_Varn wrote:LARP itself is connected irrevocably to stupid stuff like...this... while the actual concept has massive potential.

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Postby Arkbrik » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:34 am

Ross_Varn wrote:Also related for your viewing pleasure, 4chan /TG/'s rendition of a tale for the ages, and the story of a single man versus the world- or at least the idiotic gamemaster of his LARP. It may or may not be true, but it's bloody good in any case.

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII


The Sequel

HPs... area effect... levels... what the fuck? Why aren't these people playing DnD or something?
Remus: Harry... I'm a werewolf.
Harry: Are you fucking serious?
Remus: Well yes, but I don't see how that applies here.
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