Author: nodens

Larp Injuries

So what are the most serious injuries you have ever seen in your 15 years of LARPing? Generally, people wrenching their knees, ankles or backs before the start of game. Another chap made a leaping, diving attack and landed wrong on his arm, breaking it (or was it a wrist?). Oh, someone wearing shorts tore through a mass of brambles and cut up his legs pretty good.

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Saturday Night Shitshow

The Saturday Night Shitshow- Sometime after about 10pm on Saturday night of a standard event, combat politeness begins to deteriorate. People are hyped up and yet tired. Environmental concerns like cold, wet, and even heat begin to pile up and exhaustion begins to set in. As the event naturally builds to a climax, the stakes are raised.

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Safety

Any conversation about LARP inevitably leads to combat practices and devolves into diatribes about safety. All games declaim “safety first” and all games lie. Safety is more like 5th or 6th behind fun, immersion, community, “c’mon guys we have to freaking start the event!” and there’s a reason for that. LARPing simply isn’t that dangerous and the louder people bellow about safety, the less they seem to understand about any of the actual inherent supposed dangers of LARPing. In order to head off this internet death spiral of a conversation I will briefly review Safety and LARPing. As with...

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Latex Weapons at an Event

As mentioned before, we both needed shields. In fact after reviewing numerous sites, I found none that really stood out. Because of the set patterns, you either find a shield that perfectly fits your concept (Elves and Paladins, it seems are well off) or you’re left with a tiny wooden buckler looking thing, as if you’d suddenly been surprised during a dinner and run outside with a wooden trencher to defend your home and honor.

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