Author: nodens

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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2017 in New England Sport LARPing

2017 in New England Sport LARPing Part 1 – The Future is Now! Overview                 Good Morning fellow LARPers. For my yearly review/prognostication post I’m going to re-jigger the order of things a bit. Usually we lament those we have lost, welcome those who are coming in to the fold, and ruminate about some of the changes occurring within the New England Sport LARPing community (such as which $4.99 Skeleton Half-Mask is all the rage this year). Instead, I’m going to turn things around a bit and begin by focusing on our burgeoning community (and then make pity comments about...

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2016 Fall in Review

Fall 2016 Much like how game is supposed to start at 10pm but by midnight you’re hastily duct taping a piece of tarp to a shaky rafter with a $39 fog machine threatening to set the barn on fire, for real, we’re back with a few announcements and quick review of the 2016 Fall New England Sport LARPing schedule. The TL;DR version is simply here – the New England Sport LARP Calendar: http://www.larphack.com/calendar/ General Announcements Firstly, as you may have noticed, we’ve transitioned the New England Sport LARP Calendar, which was hosted off of Xeph-Ink (currently held hostage by...

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Vendor Hack – B3 Imagination Studios

Vendor Hack – B3 Imagination Studios A Premiere Maker Space for LARPers and SCAdians alike Before we take a look at B3 Imagination Studios in depth we need to have a quick rehash of New England LARPing Lore, some of which I will probably get a touch wrong but hopefully in a positive-embellishment fashion. I remember Ben Becker, the owner of B3 (we’ll let you guess what the third “B” stands for – there should probably be a prize or something shouldn’t there?) once telling me that within a few hours of attending his first NERO game he knew...

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Vendor Hack – Monster Camp

Vendor Hack –  Monster Camp Designs with LARPers in Mind! By now you’ve probably bought those masks, you know the ones? They get knocked off 80% the day after Halloween (aka LARPer Christmas) or like 3 months before Halloween at select Michael’s or CVS(es?). They are generally passable ½ to ¾ masks which allow NPCs to breathe reasonably well, see reasonably well and only smell like a combination of dead mice, sweat and Lysol. These masks came out around 15 years ago and are, by now, standard fare at most games which means it’s about damn time to find something...

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