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2015 Year in Review

The hobby has grown too damn large for me to reliably keep track of (dangling participle). For every shout-out I’d give games like NERO Mass for running a 150+ attendee National Event or Madrigal for concluding a 16 year plot-arc, I’d probably overlook Mythical Journeys contribution as a key entry-point into the hobby as a whole or Dystopia Rising’s 17 event season (ok, it’s more like 12…but that’s a LOT of events).

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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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Latex Weapons – Unboxing

The sword looked cool. It *felt* cool. I looked good holding it, it looked good being pretend-scabbarded at my side. And then Xephyr hit me in the neck/back/shoulder/hip with the giant head of a giant goddamn mace that was, I kid you not, more than a foot in width and covered in spikes because fuck you, NPCs.

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