Author: nodens

The 6th NERO Schism

The 6th “NERO”* Schism (*when presented in quotation marks, “NERO” refers in shorthand to the organization commonly, but not legally, understood to be NERO International. NERO World refers to the group that currently holds the trademark to the NERO name, a different organization entirely. NERO without quotation marks refers to a set of rules common to either enterprises, or a cultural heritage thereof).             This is one of those topics that, while being highly amusing, is difficult to present while remaining entirely unbiased. Because the events that unfolded hinged, at times, around strong emotions and conflicting personalities it can...

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Storage

LARPHack – Storage                 This week, we’re going to take a look at one of the most boring topics Sport LARPs and LARPers in New England have to deal with: storage. With our events running over the course of a weekend up to eight (you crazy bastards at LIONE and MJ – we see you!) times a year, investment in large, impressive set-pieces, 10’ tall monsters, and epic, layered costumes boils down to how easy it is to pack it up, move it, set it up, break it down (or take it off) and then store it until it...

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New England Sport LARP 2018 in Review – 2019 in Preview

New England Sport LARP 2018 in Review/2019 in Preview Welcome. The New England Sport LARPing scene has gone through yet another banner year of growth, with new games opening almost monthly and new campsites coming fully online to support the burgeoning community. Along with growth has come challenges; the 5th (or 6th?) NERO schism is in full swing, the faux-debate over ‘dark elf’ make-up is making the rounds of every game, ‘preferred player’ status is becoming rejoiced on social media, reciprocal player bans are moving forward, misogynistic game culture is finally breathing its last (and rightly so) and a...

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Summer Break – 2018

Summer Break – 2018 Normally, this would be the time of the year that Sport LARPing in New England goes on a 2 month hiatus as the majority of campsites fill up with campers; I mean, presumably that’s a thing that still happens, right? Kids still…go to camp? However, with the ever-increasing number of camps focused on our hobby (and boy, do we need them) we’re now looking at an almost year ‘round event cycle. In an effort to break up the TLDR version of this I usually post at the start of each year, let’s take a quick...

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2017/2018 in New England Sport LARPing + Calendar

2017/2018 Year in Review/Preview (It was a VERY good year!)                   2017 was a heck of a year in the New England Sport LARPing community. The TL:DR version, to go along with the Ultimate New England Sport LARP Calendar (which is nearly complete) is as follows; new sites, new games, and a community that continues to expand at a prodigious rate! For once, we’ll start where we should, at the end of 2017, and work forward towards 2018, with a final overview of all the campsite news that’s come to pass, and some notes on the spreading of...

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