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LARPing by Thomas Snodshaw - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 17:43:24 EST ID:tMgVQNaA No.27827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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There really isn't a good board to put this on besides this board and random so I figured I'd try it here. Anyone Larp?

General LARPing discussion.
Priscilla Nivingstedge - Mon, 07 Dec 2015 04:45:37 EST ID:J1xfjkhv No.27828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've done the World of Darkness larp run by Mind's Eye Society (the 'official' club for WoD larping) and its fun, occasionally.
Charles Sammermutch - Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:26:04 EST ID:kHFm3y/Z No.27829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've LARPed. Was in the Netherlands, so it was pretty different from what I always see on the internet.
>Proper safety-certified weapons cost a small fortune but tend to look pretty kickass, they also take up more time in keeping maintained than actually being used for LARP
>Costumes range from "This guy just quickly grabbed some shit, use your imagination" to "This asshole had way too much time on his hands and way too much skill with a sewing machine". Can either get expensive or time-consuming craft wise.
>There's a 'balance' between combat and RP. Heavy quotation marks. Sometimes it feels like combat is severely lacking, sometimes you wish the GM crew would think of something more original than fucking skeleton waves every 15 minutes

The GM crew tend to be assholes, imagine the normal flaws a DM could have in D&D and apply that to LARP. Characters have been fucked over for bullshit reasons. Playing an NPC one game made me realise just how fucking dirty and underhanded it gets in the GM crew's discussion bunker.

It's fucking expensive, takes up your entire weekend and forces you into shitty lodging with shitty food that you'll no doubt pay way too much for. (It's usually something really fucking cheap, 'cause fuck proper catering!) You spend a weekend trudging through some awful fucking forest in your LARP gear. Fuck your life if you have an uncomfortable costume. Plate armour? Bitch, please! And those stains will never go out of your robes unless you got laundry magic, wizard. And if some shitty skeleton kills you, guess where you're going to lay down.

Also NEVER play anything that requires any form of 'ingredients' that need to be collected. You'll ALWAYS be fucked over in the end, never worth taking.

Go outdoors walking if you love nature that much, and play tabletop games or MMOs if you're that addicted to fantasy gaming. But LARP was just a regrettable experience for me.
Pimp C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:57:47 EST ID:8aiReVeZ No.27842 Report Quick Reply
You know they have a LARPing room at MAGFest but I've never done it before but it seems interesting enough depending on what LARP it is. Might have to do it when I'm there this year.
Phineas Blemmerfuck - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:28:19 EST ID:Hn4KhqkA No.27913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I larped with OWbN (one world by night) which was a big Larp community before Minds Eye Theatre became the sanctioned organization. It was still a big community by the time I got into it. I had fun, but I got a lot of gripes with it. It's kind of like a sad, awkward need parade run by people that were never popular in the slightest bit as teens and have finally found an outlet for all their social agresstion and posturing. Its like bizzarro prom night, unpopular awkward people are social giants that have lowbies kissing their butts, kinda gnarly girls are sexual goddesses doted on by a harem of thirsty neckbeards, old goths make fun of all of the shinanigens around them while failing to see the hypocrisy of taking part, cats marrying dogs.

Over all, though, if you like tabletop (the tribe I am from) it is some interesting anthropology. I did it for about a year, became pretend important myself and then quit. I prefer tabletop for sure, because the actual "game" aspect is pretty weak. Most of the time it's like the world least exciting, worst acted vampire movie. But sometimes it'd be fun, and some of the people had good acting/role play chops and you'd be able to have some cool character moments. Bright spots shining in a fog of mediocrity.

Oh, and as free advice to anyone that wants to get into it: this is probably fairly obvious, but these cliques tend to get fairly insestious, so I'd avoid getting physical with anyone involved. They probably have a dramatic and storied sexual history with like two other people in the troupe and you'd just be going down a dangerous road of crazy if you try to dip your pen in that ink. I avoided that shit in my time Larping and my experience was all the better for it.
Sharak - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:41:00 EST ID:OpTadZ0A No.28048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I like larping in beautiful settings
09er - Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:00:41 EST ID:OpTadZ0A No.28265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Larp in armor!
17er - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:17:08 EST ID:xvf51OnP No.28370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
LARP is an excuse to be an archer in a gambeson
17er - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:18:31 EST ID:xvf51OnP No.28371 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Jarvis Hittingwater - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:15:24 EST ID:oz29jzLw No.28396 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I knew a person on Shroud of the Avatar who used that image. Maybe it's you. Probably not though.
Dumpf02 - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:04:01 EST ID:7VIDQ3f3 No.28442 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Armored Alice in Wonderland
4Drumpf - Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:50:03 EST ID:8y32h0SG No.28465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Quilted Armor
4Drumpf - Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:56:41 EST ID:8y32h0SG No.28467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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aka gambeson
4Drumpf - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 02:59:23 EST ID:KHOCe0Ut No.28483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Have at thee, knave!
Hamilton Himmerneck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:02:34 EST ID:jJm+etJY No.28487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That actually looks like fun though.
Hedda Worthingfield - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 04:11:10 EST ID:OcBxqSR/ No.28494 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I used to play a little milsim airsoft back in the day and I realized recently that it's the exact same thing as LARPing
Jarvis Sicklestotch - Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:45:46 EST ID:zq12oqcU No.28577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dat armpit...
Sage - Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:39:56 EST ID:YishkQCm No.28610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>you will never be able to hold someone down and lick their sweaty armpit through their gambeson as a goblin during a larp

Why even live?
NINEmonths - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:43:43 EST ID:Q95Ozbst No.28635 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's actually an event
Jarvis Trotfoot - Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:45:43 EST ID:UCkCNm/G No.28650 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If you crop out the facebook sidebar, that pic looks like an AWESOME scene from a post apocalyptic campaign

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