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51 MrAHR3rd Aug 2012 08:08:58 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
XD. bahaha.
My character is complete.

I made the skirt, and printed the tee with the logo of a fictional band (which I also drew). The storyteller that plays the NPC that was in Leviathan was thrilled. :)
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
53 IraTheSquire5th Aug 2012 04:38:32 AM from No idea. Measuring speed
Phyrexian Dalek
@ Drunk: My comment about the butt still stands. A real quarter staff has metal bits on both ends: ie it is literally a long double spear that can wack you on the head as well. And if they know that bit they would have padding on both ends.

Also, staves/spears disengage very quickly if you know how, so a parry and charge will result in you eating the point. Your best hope is actually keep you sword at the spear so that you know when the spear is moving and do something about it.

edited 5th Aug '12 4:50:48 AM by IraTheSquire

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The human body is obscene. It must be replaced!
54 drunkscriblerian5th Aug 2012 09:29:50 AM from Castle Geekhaven , Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
[up]The key phrase is "if they know how" which a substantial portion of polearm users in a boffer setting do not. Also, allowing them to keep their reach advantage over you means that on a long enough timeline you will end up getting hit...law of averages and all that.

The only way you can hit someone with a sword is to close to a distance where your sword can reach them. Either close the distance or disengage completely.
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
55 MrAHR5th Aug 2012 09:31:31 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Looking good, DG! smile
56 drunkscriblerian5th Aug 2012 11:44:44 AM from Castle Geekhaven , Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
@AHR: yeah, the staff liked it lots. She's going to get extra costume XP for the band t-shirt.

I didn't get a picture of my outfit, mainly because it's not much different from how I dress normally. I did, however, manage to find a 19th century rosary for use as a prop (my character's Catholic...sort of).
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
I've done a bit of LARP before. Monstering really. The most fun was being a really rather tricky to kill (and constantly respawning) wraith in a field full of them and seeing a terrified and disorganized group of player characters confront us in the dead of night and completely fall to pieces there's something satisfying about legitimately scaring someone.
58 IraTheSquire5th Aug 2012 04:41:47 PM from No idea. Measuring speed
Phyrexian Dalek
@ Drunk: I would say that disengaging completely is dangerous as you do not have control of your opponent's weapon, which moves a lot faster than yours.

But yeah, a majority of people have no idea how to use their weapons properly.
I AM A DALEK!!

The human body is obscene. It must be replaced!
59 MrAHR16th Aug 2012 07:39:59 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Costume superiority complex

This is an interesting form of LARP drama, since I've never personally encountered it, since most LAR Ps I hear of are a tad on the low budget side of things.
60 IraTheSquire17th Aug 2012 12:21:27 AM from No idea. Measuring speed
Phyrexian Dalek
Historical accuracy in LARP?

That's not LARP. That's historical reenactment.
I AM A DALEK!!

The human body is obscene. It must be replaced!
61 JimmyTMalice17th Aug 2012 03:07:40 PM from Ironforge , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
I have a friend who LAR Ps. He mostly gets mocked at school for it, but I think it's pretty cool.
"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
Samurai Troper
We kendudes need an Asian-themed LARPtongue
63 Exelixi17th Aug 2012 03:25:39 PM from Alchemist's workshop , Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Lesbarian
[up]It's called North Korea.

Feel free to shoot me.
Mura: -flips the bird to veterinary science with one hand and Euclidean geometry with the other-
Samurai Troper
Nope. Swordy death for youtongue *draws blade*
65 Ironeye18th Aug 2012 01:05:42 AM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Time for me to take things a bit too seriously. wink

I've heard good things about the Mist Robed Gate LARP, but I've never played it myself. It's for wuxia games, and depends on familiarity with some of the tropes of the genre.

Some of the people in my current LARP group also used to be in a Legend of the Five Rings LARP, but apparently the LARP rules have to be house-ruled to prevent stupidly broken shit, and the LARP group needs to spread themselves roughly equally into whichever clans are chosen in order to stop lone clansmen from being chum in the water for the rival clans.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
@AHR: That's why I stick with urban fantasy. tongue
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
67 MrAHR20th Sep 2012 09:01:48 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Le bump.

Just larped yesterday. Holee shit I am beat. Had to play a 7 year old girl. First time in my life I actually felt vulnerable. Guess I got a little bit too in character there.

Combat was fun though. Our GM is new, so the combat is iffy, but it's coming along nicely with every meeting.

This time we fought a guy who was magic resistant (I'm a mage) and if he touched someone and said "posess" they had to fight on his side indefinitely (AKA until he died)

So, me, being my character, thinks "ok, I know I'm not allowed to attack my teammates, so I'll attack this guy!" Problem is, I throw some fireballs at him and they do jack shit. So I run over to our main healer, who was one of the first to be posessed, and I mind control her, and make her heal me to full (mind control is magic, thus not working on possessor dude, I tried.) I do this like 4-5 times, just carting her around while I slowly take whittle the guy down, and more and more crusaders are possessed.

I took out 12 hp of his 20 single handedly, and I death blowed him and pretty much won the encounter by my own brains.

Of course, it helped how the character was played. An old idiot dwarf. He possessed two types of people: the pretty girls, and the really tall tough looking fighters (he immediately possessed our two orcs). Luckily for me, I was a gender ambiguous, frail, 5' 2" albino [lol]

So yeah. Whooh.
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
69 MrAHR27th Sep 2012 06:44:09 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Holy crap on a stick that is awesome. Now that would be a cool pose to see in action.
70 Leradny27th Sep 2012 08:31:39 AM from Berkeley, CA
I'm sorry, from the waist-up that is totally badass but I can't stop thinking "The Punisher IN MEDIEVAL TIMES!!!" whenever I catch sight of his emblem.
From what I can tell, the emblem means that he's an undead.
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
72 MrAHR27th Sep 2012 01:06:54 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
I dunno, I wouldn't mind seeing the Punisher in medieval times, but maybe that's just me.
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