Author: nodens

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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Camp Hack – Camp Howe!

  Camp Hack – Camp Howe, Goshen Mass (how one site almost killed a handful of games and saved many, many more) Overview Camp Howe, located in foothills of the Berkshires (or close enough to them as to make no odds) is a picturesque, if someone removed, American Camp Association accredited site that hosts a wide variety of games in Western New England. For years known as “the Goshen Death Site” for its propensity to almost kill games such as NERO and MJ (before they both barely escaped) with poor NPC attendance due to the longer-than-average drive and, shall we...

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Part 2 – 2016/2017 in Games

Part 2 – 2016/2017 in Games Link-o-Rama! 2016 was an interesting year for our LARP community – a number of games wrapped up as planned or, in some cases, as un-planned, and a few got off the ground. However, it had nothing on the sheer amount of endeavors that are underway for the 2017 season (60 and counting, as these things go by) – some happening so quickly they will already be over by the time I finish posting this (I’ve already missed INK, Melting Point, a MASI Revel…). The Departed On the Be-Epic side of things, we said...

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