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String comment = "new larp thread for all the shittalking and for the occasional larp stuff

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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026006 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)18:50:13")

>flat armored feminist smashing the patriarchy, ca 2018, colorized"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10026011 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)18:55:24" && image=="1351472580929.jpg")

>assuming things

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026131 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)20:33:38" && image=="EE-2015web-60-von-854-683x1030.jpg")

>implying you wouldn't like to have your patriarchy smashed by a woman like this"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026161 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)21:06:20")

>>implying you wouldn't like to have your patriarchy smashed by a woman like this

nothing would make me more happy than that desu
>tfw no larp gf"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026171 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)21:25:05" && image=="EE-2015web-64-von-854-1030x987.jpg")

Too bad, she's taken."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10026190 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)22:00:36" && image=="Viky Binns in Armour.jpg")

Why? My armour waifu is superior."

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10026209 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)22:26:56" && image=="20181103_154036.jpg")

"Repost from last thread...

Picked up a footlocker/steamer at local thrift store for $15 (no lock, but I can get a replacement for the same amount) Any ideas on dressing up the outside. I've been working on a traveling merchant kit and would love to be able to have IC luggage."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026224 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)23:01:04" && image=="1539447687022.jpg")

To perfect to be real.

Don't go around rubbing in people's crushed dreams please, this is a nice general."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026233 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)23:16:10")

Powerful chin up, defiant, confident
Looks like an abuse victim lmao"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026234 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)23:16:18" && image=="depositphotos_97968848-stock-illustration-traditional-oriental-paisley-pattern-seamless.jpg")

Please don't buy stuff if you don't already know what/how to work on it.

I don't personally see how that is supposed to be converted to be IC approvable, I also dont know what setting/character style you are going for?
If its high fantasy, maybe paint the metal pieces in bronze/gold/darkened bronze color and replace the whole hinges with something that looks handmade. Then cover the base parts with some oriental style tapestry or some sort?
I don't know really, it would probably be easier to build something from scratch with proper materials and get a better result. What do you have in mind?"

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10026240 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)23:30:02")

I don't really have a larp that I attend. Only decient larp near me is steam/magi-punk. That being said, I'd love to find a mid fantasy larp, but that will likely have to wait until I can afford moving. I did have some ideas before buying it, but wanted to let the lovely people give input."

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10026250 && dateTime=="11/03/18(Sat)23:41:49")


S/lovely people give/lovely people here give.

Since your partly blind, I say it again. Traveling elven merchant. Most of my kit will end up being greens and browns with some nickel/silver accents."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026312 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)01:06:22")

how about you fuck off"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026391 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)04:57:41" && image=="LG-Part03-w-49-von-186-688x1030.jpg")

Everybody has to suffer like I do."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026412 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)06:56:54")

"Thoughts regarding short Parlor Larps at conventions?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026414 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)07:07:33")

What exactly constitutes a "parlor larp"?

I'm currently writing two larps, myself. One is a three hour long larp for five players, which I'm writing on my own. The other is about five hours long, for forty players, and written by a team of three. I'm quite willing to share my experience with those, if anyone's interested.

Larps that take about an afternoon or an evening are great. I much prefer them over tabletop roleplaying sessions of similar length. The main problem is that short larps need much more preparation than TTRPG sessions of the same length.

However, I get the feeling you're talking about larps which take about an hour at most in an almost escape room-like set-up, which I have less experience with."

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10026446 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)08:19:14")

I'd prefere that you, the nobody instead did that. Just because I've been lurking more than talking recently doesn't mean that I haven't contributed my fair share.

W/o heavy makeup it would be hard to cover my "medically abnormally fair skin" (a dermatologist said that, and then that they had seen everything and now could retire), thus I larp as fair folk."

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10026448 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)08:26:15")

Parlor larp refers to a larps which is contained to a single room, typically without fighting. Vampire the masquerade often is run as a parlor larp for example. Typically sub 30 people, and typically last for at most a couple hours."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026533 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)10:50:40")

Parlor larps are fun. Recruiting folks from conventions I'm more worried about. What kind of convention are we talking about? Got any specific examples of this kind of thing being done?

Stop trying to score big boy points on 4chan."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026596 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)12:12:55")

I’m submitting to a Jersey gaming convention in the summer, the kind where table games are signed up for first day of con or months before the event, a smattering of short larps that will go on the con schedule.

There will be other larps there, scifi and fantasy and all things between, so folks should have enough on hand to suitcase costume for an unexpected game of any genre."

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10026785 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)17:32:52")

I honestly don't give a rats arse what you think of me. Name is only there to help with flow. If I was trying to earn points, I'd add the trip I use to use forever ago back. People here are fairly cool though so no need."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026786 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)17:33:29")

"are zippers on the sides of boots an immersion-breaker?

I want to make a good impression when I go to this LARP in my area, so I want a good costume (generic medieval fantasy). I'm looking for shoes in the thrift store, but anything I find that might be good tends to have a big zipper along the side."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026789 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)17:38:36")

> Name is only there to help with flow
this fuck I swear plenty of imageboards and threads work just fine when everyone is an anonymous. Your posts and "contributions" don't do jack to help it out. You're no Hungarian, Hell, you aren't even Gropey.
>If I was trying to earn points, I'd add the trip I use to use forever ago back
Still namefagging, namefag."

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10026811 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)18:03:01")

Just because you haven't seen my contributions doesn't mean they aren't there. Couple years ago, it was basically me, gropalope, and Hungarian keeping these threads alive. Ask them, and they will remember me.

On another note, anyone heard from larpsocks recently?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026816 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)18:07:25")

>Couple years ago, it was basically me, gropalope, and Hungarian keeping these threads alive. Ask them, and they will remember me.
Wow you sure think you're hot shit don't you"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026875 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)19:26:00")

Honestly, who gives a fuck.
3 dudes circle jerking isn't a good thread to have. If it dies, it dies.

Name fagging isn't good, basically ever. You are all gropey wanna-bes, not realizing he's a massive turd as well."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026926 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)20:30:04" && image=="caddy bag.jpg")

"had a possibly good idea of buying a second hand [but still good quality] golf caddy bag for the transporting and storage of larp weapons";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10026937 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)20:47:27")

>possibly good idea

What about two handed swords and axes?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027067 && dateTime=="11/04/18(Sun)23:28:36")

Its fine, assuming you don't have any short weapons. A child's gold bag might be the best

those would fit best."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027144 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)03:27:29")

wildling waifu, cutest waifu"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027147 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)03:48:34")

I don't know what kind of weapons you have, but in general it's not a good idea to store a lot of weapons together. I know someone who kept about a dozen weapons (Epic Armoury and Palnatoke mostly) in a bag together, and they kind of melted together. He had to throw away some of them in the end.

You have a lot of leeway when it comes to shoes in larp. Most people wear normal modern shoes or army boots anyway. As long as it's not too eye-catching, a zipper should be fine.

So, you're planning on writing and running one? In that case, let me give you some random thoughts and advice from my own experience.

Writing a larp like this, as opposed to writing a TTRPG, requires a bottom-to-top approach. Instead of starting with an idea and fleshing it out, you want to start by considering the medium and its options and limitations. How much room do you have? What timespan? Will the room be private to your larp, or will there also be others? Is the room large enough to have several private conversations in, or is everything centered around a single table? These things should determine your high concept.

The way I see it, you can take these things in three general directions: problem-solving, drama or pvp. Pvp works best if you're playing a meta-larp where the entire con is used as the game location. I think Hungarian did something like that a while back, but on an even bigger scale.

The difference between problem-solving and drama comes from the dispositions between characters. If characters are well-disposed towards one another, they will attempt to solve the plot fairly efficiently. This makes the game more puzzle-like. The disadvantage is that it requires a lot of props and preparation. The alternative is drama. Drama requires much less preparation, as it's almost only about the characters and not the environment. The problem is that not all players can play drama properly.

If you have a solid idea, I can give more specifc advice."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10027148 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)03:50:55")

>are zippers on the sides of boots an immersion-breaker?
Only for autists.
But if you want to you can cover the zippers with a strip of fabric or leather. Because while zippers aren't immersion breaking they aren't the best looking stuff either and you can easily cover them up."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10027153 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)03:58:07")

>Writing a larp like this, as opposed to writing a TTRPG, requires a bottom-to-top approach. Instead of starting with an idea and fleshing it out, you want to start by considering the medium and its options and limitations. How much room do you have? What timespan? Will the room be private to your larp, or will there also be others? Is the room large enough to have several private conversations in, or is everything centered around a single table? These things should determine your high concept.
Technically speaking that's how you should start most larp planning, not just these parlor larps (Which are as far as I gather are basically chamber larps and there are tons of info about them on the net if you search with that term)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027191 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)05:48:54")

What are those style of clothing called?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10027196 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)05:59:16")

the ones that the Witcher videogames has. Kind of like 16th century german clothing with a mix of fantasy"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027231 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)08:51:41" && image=="GEmbletonLandsknecht.jpg")

>the nobody
Jesus man, I know you as a namefag but you've done nothing interesting to talk like that. Can't recall your kit, or your knowledge but if you're buying shit like this I'm pretty sure it can't be anything interesting.

First one sounds like a parlour LARP. In my knowledge parlour LARPs are smaller LARPs, usually with a vague hint of Nordic, played inside one or few rooms and focussed on the less combat and culture based aspects of LARP and more on social interactions, politics, and the likes.

If it can be avoided: No zippers. If you're a beginning fantasy LARPer/student, go for it. You'll replace 'em in a year or two, but shoes aren't the most important part of your costume so don't be afraid to cheat a little on that.

They're absolutely trending right now as well, expecting to see a fuckton in this style in the near future. After finishing my tellerbaret and wamse I was thinking of starting on a doublet in that style as well.

Do you have the possibility of getting a small roster of actors to help you? If so you could set it up as more of a real-life game which is far more normie friendly. I work as an actor for a real-life game, and just finished helping a student interactive art design a game with a budget of 100 euros.

Actors, if working for free, can do everything you need them to to carry a game. If interaction, immersion, and difficulty scaling are the things you want, go for an acting heavy roster. Otherwise you could opt for more of a puzzle based escape room, although neither really come close to LARPing they can be the leeway normies might need to be activated to start LARPing since there IS a lot of room for them to try it out."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10027271 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)10:51:09" && image=="1519189086930.jpg")


I honestly don't know who you are bro.

As for larpsocks, we talk often on Facebook, and he's doing excellent, just busy with life and work, like most of us.

Random pic"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027357 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)13:28:11")

Those guys were from the Imperium camp at Epic Empires, so they're heavily inspired by the Empire from Warhammer. Like hlf said, it's basically 30 years war fantasy HRE."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027428 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)15:05:45")

Any clue where I can buy those type of clothing? I check google, etsy, and other places but couldn't find anything. I need it, I want it. I just wanna walk around my town call people peasants and challenge them to a duel. Please make my dream come true."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10027440 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)15:14:27")

those specific cloths were hand made. You have to order it specificly from someone or just look at mytholon for some lower quality not so good looking stuff that somehow resemble it from afar at night if you are blind"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027504 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)17:05:17")

Hand made.
My technique is just asking people at larp who are well dressed where they got it made.
In most of my games, one or two people kit most of the good hand made costumes"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027513 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)17:14:26" && image=="empire_captain_by_chrzan666_d4z72pw-pre.jpg")

Gotta make them yourself like the rest of us. Or get a costume designer gf like a friend of mine did."

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10027667 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)19:41:32")


if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10027672 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)19:47:16")

You might have been able to have remembered kit that I have IF I did have a kit, but I have never said or implied that I have a kit together, just that I was working on one. Like litterly my entire kit ATM is the footlocker that something needs done to, and a pair of prosthetic ears. That you think I have a kit just makes you look bad."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027687 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)20:03:07")

Where do you guys get your fabric, tutorial?
You tell me there is something out there I can't buy?!
I don't wanna larp I wanna wear it casually as I stroll around town and kick peasants out of my way!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027696 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)20:22:50")

Fabric from this Egyptian guy who runs a store and sells fabric cheap.
Tutorials online by googling whatever I want to make or buying patterns in store."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027834 && dateTime=="11/05/18(Mon)23:17:29")

I get my wool from a local guy who goes to Eastern Europe every once in a while, and my damask and satins from Poland. Linnen I just get locally from random shops.

So you act all high and mighty, don't have a kit, and then still have the guts to pretend you're a big shot on a Cantonese image board?
You're the biggest waste of tripspace I've ever seen mate."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10027895 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)01:00:11")

>Like litterly my entire kit ATM is the footlocker that something needs done to, and a pair of prosthetic ears
>he hasn't even attended a LARP once for the most basic shit
>and he still considers himself one of the greats
this isn't isn't your regular retard it's advanced retard"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10027975 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)02:40:57")

>Where do you guys get your fabric, tutorial?
fabric is random guys that I know and but basically I'm constantly in look for proper fabric as most of them here is shit or overpriced as fuck. Linen is doable to find but for wool if I want specific colors (or even unpainted one) I have to search really hard if I want 100% ones and not pay an arm and a leg.

>You tell me there is something out there I can't buy?!
Anon, there are things that money can't buy. For example the two guy's mother that arguing who is more important. They can't be bought because they are free and everyone knows that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028008 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)03:49:42")

I go to a local store or order things online. Tutorials can also be found online, especially on youtube, but I mostly improvise."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028059 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)07:08:39")

"How does one get into larping?
And how does combat work and everything?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028066 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)07:22:43")

>How does one get into larping?
Basically you go to an event while fulfill any requirements that event has (be it entrance fee or costume standards, etc) and that's it.
You can be recruited by friends, or whatever, maybe you were brought in for NPC stuff, doesn't really matter. Basically you go to an event and play. Mileage may vary depending on specific events.

>And how does combat work and everything?
If I want to be very vague so it will be true for most game then basically you have to hit or touch the other guy with your "weapon" that is mostly padded for safety. You might have to touch/hit him several times, while avoiding the other guy doing the same.
Obviously this is an oversimplified stuff, be there are hundreds of different rules for combat, so a lot of them works in a different way. Some doesn't allow stabbing, some has magic, some has bows, some prefer harder hitting, some prefer lightest touch, some allow grappling, some doesn't. The list goes on."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028105 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)08:16:56" && image=="Assassin Squat.jpg")

>How does one get into larping?
Took a stroll through the forest with my parents when I was like 6 years old. Came over a bunch of grown ups in really cool costumes that were roleplaying on a clearing. One of them gave me his sword and told me to hit the woman next to him.

Got a tunic, belt and a foam weapon on my next birthday. Those three things are a good base to get started, maybe some pants too. Just make sure to keep expanding your kit and roleplaying skills."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028123 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)08:37:38")

Oh, hi Knigga, long time no see"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028274 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)11:10:37")

>Ask them, and they will remember me.
>I honestly don't know who you are

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028279 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)11:21:34")

truth to be told I remember him. But I would rather read as people shittalk each other's waifu than this dick contest that comes up every fucking time when someone puts up a name and isn't immediately sucking everyone's dick"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028707 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)23:25:40")

When has he pretended he's a big shot?

Honest question, dude just asked for some advice and y'all are chimping out because he used a name in the one thread on the site where names are semi-normal. The hell?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028709 && dateTime=="11/06/18(Tue)23:30:45" && image=="1488691842714.jpg")

>And how does combat work and everything?
The same way sports work. That is to say, different in every game to the point that you'd need to ask about a specific game to get a meaningful answer."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028746 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)00:58:42")

">he wears monk's strap dress shoes for his LARP outfit
black sneakers would've been better pal"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028787 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)03:05:49" && image=="BorsLarp.jpg")

Wouldn't say names are semi-normal, and if that's the fact I'd call the usual chimp-out even more of a tradition. The convo between the two started of nice, and then he repeated a part a bit rudely, most likely because his idea was shot down by anon. And then Bob's your uncle, we got a flame war on our hands. Pity is, he acted like a dick with a name.

>I'd prefere that you, the nobody instead did that. Just because I've been lurking more than talking recently doesn't mean that I haven't contributed my fair share.

>If I was trying to earn points, I'd add the trip I use to use forever ago back

>Since your partly blind, I say it again.
Is the part where this all started.

You could check Bors LARP&Props. He sells costumes."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028802 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)04:10:57")

that's what happens all the time.
It would be even worse if he would oppose Gropey in some form then suddenly we would have 20+ random anons (who didn't contributed to the threads at all) throwing shit at him"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028821 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)05:13:40" && image=="LG-Part02-w-2-von-262-1030x688.jpg")

"No viking qt will ever look at me like this";

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028826 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)05:21:52")

Don't settle for a viking qt anon, especially when for most people being a "viking" is just a passing whim"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028830 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)05:29:59" && image=="BalticWomen.jpg")

Why have vikings if you can have a damsel?
Also, the LARP that picture is from had some really good shots. Fucking loved the orcs on that one.

If only. LARP would be better off with a tad less basic vikings and a bit more eastern or southern cultures."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028833 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)05:34:23")

well the vikingboos come and go, though their population is kind of constant. And obviously sometimes you find people who are serious about being retarded, or in extreme cases actually good at pulling off the viking stuff. But those are the exceptions in a sea of shit."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028836 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)05:41:20")

It would be the same with whatever history fad people latch onto. Vikings just have the misfortune of another burst of popularity building on decades of shit. Am I selfish for wanting the next sensation to be period I don't do?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028837 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)05:45:56")

true, but vikings are the current fad so it's easy and convenient to hate them.
I fear the time when someone will make a shit tier series about landsknechts and there will be even more random fanboys who get all their info from that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028858 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)06:16:19")

>LARP would be better off with a tad less basic vikings and a bit more eastern or southern cultures.
Only if the people playing them know what they're doing. There are far too many cringeworthy characters out there that do it terrible."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028859 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)06:17:25")

You mean you are not pumped for the inevitable Netflix Original Paul Dolnstein Adventures?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028861 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)06:21:34")

I doesn't even have netflix, but if anyone would make something like that I would hope for a HBO mini series like Band of Brothers or Generation Kill"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028862 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)06:23:06")

History Channel, you get the full Vikings treatment."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028865 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)06:32:34")

If that happens I'm joining ISIS and start bombing people properly and efficiently"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10028921 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)10:01:15")

It's not like landsknechte haven't already reached meme fanboy tier in larp"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10028962 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)11:04:26")

that's true but it's still a lightyear away from the viking fanboys who think that they are vikings even in real life when all they have is some shitty bedsheet and grandmas furniture cover"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029156 && dateTime=="11/07/18(Wed)13:58:17")

The costumes usually are a lot better. Vikings are easy to step in, hard to master. Fuck the hand embroidry man, it makes me want to kill myself when I have to work on a new tunic.

But the basic of birka pants and a birka tunic with, if you're a cool guy, a birka hat and a hedeby kaftan. Well, any old square can do that.
Mainly because it's pretty much squares, rectangles and the small triangle for a gore."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029571 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)01:41:47" && image=="1525739227856.jpg")

>Wouldn't say names are semi-normal
They literally are though. Some of the namefags have disappeared, but identifying oneself with a name has still been a larpthread tradition for years, to give others context for where we larp (hence Hungarian, Frenadian) or what characters we play (Tarantula, Elf). It helps ensure that we don't have to repeat a boilerplate list of our experience and location whenever we ask/give advice.

>"He started it because he responded rudely"
>Ask for ideas and get told to fuck off

Don't summon him, you fool!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029578 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)01:55:15")

The fuck off came after when I said it started...? And whining about namefags, has still, been a classic thing, never you mind when there is no reason to be a namefag.

The list of things you listed might be useful if it was at all relevant to him. But he doesn't even have a kit besides a lockerbox and a set of elf ears.
Look, at this point I'm getting kinda tired of just having a "yes - no" about namefagging though so, so I'm going to stop responding after this if you don't mind. It'll most likely just be more of the same nagging.

Speaking of more of the same nagging, what's everybody making right now? Currently working on a schlappe and tellerbaret for a fancy dress party this weekend."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029604 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)03:56:33")

>Speaking of more of the same nagging, what's everybody making right now?
I have to make a new LK outfit but right now my biggest concern is moving to a new apartment so that takes priority and all the money.
But in my imaginary list there is also a hand pavese and may or may not stepping up the cock and swallow flag with another generation"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029689 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)08:16:09")

"Would you tell me, LARP Thread, of the feels, cringe, and drama of your comms? If you feel comfortable doing so, need to vent, or think it would be fun.";

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029690 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)08:23:08")

there are a shitton of drama and cringe around here (as with most places I presume) but the problem is the larp scene is relatively small so it gets very specific and sometimes needs a lot of background history to be understood"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029691 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)08:29:43")

If it needs context, and you’re willing to provide, please go ahead and dump a text wall."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029695 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)08:58:19")

well, most of the things aren't really new. No great shitstorm happened in the past few months that I can recall. There are some minor things that either not really interesting/fun like people getting angry at other people for putting an event on the WRONG date and stuff like that, or the other kind of perpetual stuff is how some people are just generally a shitwaffle / being retarded but those are usually not really larp related.

Though there was a case this year when a game organizer tried to ban someone from a game because he was allegedly sexually harassed some of her friends (and to this they I only have third hand stories about what allegedly happened and even those are barely nothing), but the plot twist was that this guy was the overseer of the patch of woods that was used for the game.
I could go on listing other details that gives more and more twist on the story but at the end nothing interesting happened apart form random shittalking.

There are also the usual stuff: vampire larpers hating on fantasy larpers and vice versa, reenactors hating on larpers, mouthbreathing retards running games that were outdated even 10 years ago, etc

If you give me something to start on I can probably remember something interesting from the past but I'm the kind of storyteller who needs a bumpstart for this"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029708 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)09:21:24")

Okay, got any narcisist trying to destroy someone for no discernable reason and the fallout?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029711 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)09:22:02" && image=="44597624_2460304820663110_5547637938587697152_n[1].jpg")

oh wait, I remembered something kind of amusing. It happened at a local con (mondocon) where we usually go to promote larping and stuff. It also included the guy on pic. I will type up the story in a minute"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029712 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)09:23:23")

From the top of my head, no, not really. There are people who try with similar stuff but they aren't necessarily narcissist or they doesn't achieve anything apart from being very loud for a very short time."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029720 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)09:41:42")

Alright, so. We usually go to these cons bringing a lot of larp weapons that random people can try out because that's the most interesting part for most amount of people, and if someone is asking questions and interested in the whole stuff we gladly explain to them everything. Sometimes we bring smaler larps too but so far the swordifghting is where we can get the best cost effective result. That is, with con organizers that are less then helpful sometimes.

Anyway, we were doing the usual stuff, handing out larp swords to people so they can try it out, explain them a few important safety rules (mostly about how to not hit the ground repeatedly with the swords...) and supervising them if they are being idiots or not. Usual stuff.

In front of us, a few meters away were a different group which we never really figured out what they actually do because of the fuck deficit we had but from friends and recognizing a few stuff we gathered the following. Most of them were from Red Line Cinema which basically has a lot of actors, figurants, and various stuff that is needed for film making. They brought a lot of crusader stuff, which mostly weren't that good, I've seen better larping stuff. But they had other guys with them too, some selled some kind of hungarian comic, and there were a few guys with various leatherworks in the deep hungarian style. The kind that is mostly popular whit people who are VERY hungarian, proud of it and also probably believe they are from the star Syrius (which is a few letter away from Syria where you can find more leather stuff, but that's for another rant) the guy on pic >>10029711 was with them and we later called him turulninja partly because we just can't figure out what he wanted to dress up as.


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029725 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)09:52:35")

Assassin because they were middle eastern ninjas. Maybe a Persian Immortal in the 300 vein for the same reason, but hanging out with the styrofoam crusaders he's probably an assassin."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029732 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)09:58:26")

yeah but he has a turul in the middle of his leather armour. And there is a running joke here that your average guy can only recognize three things from history: knights, samurais and ninjas. If they somehow listened at history lessons maybe roman soldiers but that's really stretching it.

For reasons unknown, this big group had a few larp weapons with them, and if you were very observant you could figure out that they actually sold them. It was some random Epic Armoury stuff, but put way behind of anything, without any kind of sign that they are for sale. There WERE other stuff for sale, the beforementioned leather crafts for example but there were a lot of stuff there just for show, and at a passing glance you wouldn't even see the larp stuffs.

So, there they were the whole two days, sometimes the crusader guys walked around and tried to look like impressive or act out some fighting but it was somewhere between servantmourning and homelesssorrow. The turulninja was mostly just sitting there, sometimes walking and that's all.

We had a few hours time both days where we were in the official programs and doing our swordfighting stuff in front of them.
We got a lot of people as always who wanted to try out our weapons, the other guys and the turulninja barely got anyone around their desks.
But the turulninja always looked at us for some reason and at the second day he was even started circling around the wannabe fighters and at the end was standing in the middle of it just watching it. He also had some kind of fantasy cleaver with him so I just walked up to him and ask if he want to do a little fighting with his weapon and all that jazz, because I've seen him standing there for several minutes now."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029734 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)10:11:15")

So the guy doesn't say a word but gets in a fighting stance and I was like, okay, probably not a talkative type.

We fought a little, there was nothing really interesting for the first dozen or so seconds. He hit me a few times, I hit him a few times.
Then he started to go full force holding his weapon both hands and trying to hit as hard as he can. In the meantime his "mask" also came off and I could see that the guy is in complete rage mode for some reason.
I tried to slow down and hint do the similar but all I got for that effort to get bashed in the head. At the end of it I had to go up close and personal to try to grab his hand to stop hitting me, while he started screaming that "YOU ARE DONE!!!" and even grabbed my sword and tried to twist it out of my hand.

To say the least this is considered bad form here.

Anyway I told him to chill the fuck out this is just a fucking game, but when he stomped away he still screamed a few times that "YOU ARE DONE!!!" now the top of his lungs so others, several meters away also noticed.

There is no great ending here, because after he went back to their desks and my friends and others asked about what the fuck happened we left it at there. Made a few interesting theory about why the turulninja went full rage mode but that's all.
Most probable theory he got his feelings hurt that we were attracting more people and probably he was probably an ego champion who thinks he is some kind of bigwig and couldn't be hit in swordfight.
But truthfully we had no solid idea, and at the end of the day it doesn't really mattered because we will probably never meet him again."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10029848 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)13:19:22")

That person sounds like they have more than two problems."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10029896 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)14:42:48" && image=="IMG_20181021_154630_912.jpg")

I never went away. I lurk when I can, but my life has been nothing but work lately, so I have nothing new really to contribute. No reenactments, no non-work living history, no larps."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10029939 && dateTime=="11/08/18(Thu)16:32:08")

probably, but then again you can describe it just him being a huge asshole"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10030723 && dateTime=="11/09/18(Fri)18:05:26")

I thought you were like a professional larper or something?"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10030801 && dateTime=="11/09/18(Fri)20:15:04" && image=="Italian Reenactor 13.jpg")

Pretty much, but between the museum and taking care of my grandparents, I have a little time for my lady and friends, and that's it."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10030994 && dateTime=="11/10/18(Sat)03:19:18")

history is now larping gropalope?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10031051 && dateTime=="11/10/18(Sat)07:13:09")


See, America? You CAN when you really want to!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10031060 && dateTime=="11/10/18(Sat)07:41:15")

Doesn't he dress up in costume, and play the role of a historic person, live?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10031076 && dateTime=="11/10/18(Sat)08:32:16")

I do that every day, we call it "job" around here"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10031421 && dateTime=="11/10/18(Sat)19:52:00")

It's obviously a joke based on what I do for a living, slavbro."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10031434 && dateTime=="11/10/18(Sat)20:02:50")

>hungarian LARPfag
I think Hungarians would like to have a word about that"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10031442 && dateTime=="11/10/18(Sat)20:12:11")

>Missing a joke several years in circulation in larpthread."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10031680 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)04:26:22")

Opps, I exposed my newfag status"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10032257 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)18:56:49")

one can never know with you guys, had to be sure."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032377 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)22:04:25")

Looks like warwick davis, was this a LARP or a bit part?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032434 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)23:20:41" && image=="2d3c8584228895b640b7770bf4c4714f.jpg")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032435 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)23:22:05" && image=="c0cdc8f932962f1333a6d2add468ec0a.jpg")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032436 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)23:23:22" && image=="eebd79650db96f8b3d549023226f3747.jpg")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032440 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)23:25:10" && image=="7e53f71f348c27f423fa3b3120ae211d.jpg")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032443 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)23:26:55" && image=="5794ba20ca3cb65035115a55e7fc974c.jpg")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032447 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)23:28:58" && image=="bf5c22db5aeb4df91372a73e97728fb5.jpg")

"The theme here is good male costumes, but I cant tell if this last one is male.";

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10032478 && dateTime=="11/11/18(Sun)23:59:50")

Warwick Davis is an avid reenactor. That's actually his hobby."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10032482 && dateTime=="11/12/18(Mon)00:09:41")

it's a chick I can see dem titties"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10033050 && dateTime=="11/12/18(Mon)15:04:34")


Was directed here from the help thread. Anyone have good resources for historical/medieval wedding stuff?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10033067 && dateTime=="11/12/18(Mon)15:22:07")

The mandatory book is medieval tailors assistant. An older version is on the interwebs you can find it with a simple google search.

Then if you want something specific I would recommend patterns of fashion, there are several books with specific cloths and how you can make them, and while it's mostly nobility and high end stuff there I presume that's what you need."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10033073 && dateTime=="11/12/18(Mon)15:29:20")

Not necessarily. I'm mostly finding costume resellers with stolen images and historical patterns sites with mostly fashion for women. I just want more to look for.

Thank you for your recs!"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10033075 && dateTime=="11/12/18(Mon)15:31:05")

do you have anything specifics in mind? like a time period or geographical region?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10033078 && dateTime=="11/12/18(Mon)15:39:01")

I know this is a little broad but pre-1400's. I'm erring on the side of fantasy with my gown so it doesn't need to be entirely accurate, I just want ideas so I can craft it myself.

Thank you, again."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10033099 && dateTime=="11/12/18(Mon)16:07:27")

then forget patterns of fashion apart from getting ideas, that's mostly later stuff.

Medieval tailors assistant is still good though.

Also for men look into gowns, that's the outmost layer in civilian clothing around that time, basically a coat. That's the cool stuff in my opinion that could be worked into a lot of different styles."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10033932 && dateTime=="11/13/18(Tue)18:47:24" && image=="häät1.jpg")

Clothing specifically for weddings isn't something that you really see until the 17thC, outside of extremely rich nobels, and even then, its not what we would consider "wedding clothes", rather than just an obscenely fancy new gown etc.

As Hungarian says in >>10033067, The Medieval Tailor's Assistant is your best starting point, but if you can at least give us a culture/country, and century rather than just "pre 1400's", we can provide more suggestions.

It would also help a lot to know what your spouse is wearing.

Picture is a mid 14thC wedding."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10033936 && dateTime=="11/13/18(Tue)18:49:26")

Forgot the link"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10034092 && dateTime=="11/13/18(Tue)23:25:51")

Sorry, I had to wait until we were both at home to discuss since he knows quite some bit more than I do about the regions vs what I've been showing him. I believe we are looking for Germany/Germanic garb."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10034098 && dateTime=="11/13/18(Tue)23:31:44")

I'm still in the baby stages for researching what I can as I am mostly a lolita and not a historian garb buff. I genuinely appreciate any info."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10034125 && dateTime=="11/14/18(Wed)01:03:01")

Now we're getting some more narrow.

Your next step is to pick a specific century.

For extra credit, narrow it down to the first or second half of that century."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10034439 && dateTime=="11/14/18(Wed)10:12:35")

Would 1350-1450 still be too broad?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10034468 && dateTime=="11/14/18(Wed)10:49:56")

nope, that's good enough.

Also this link might help you further"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10034644 && dateTime=="11/14/18(Wed)15:22:10" && image=="156fe6a20f4b2716d0ae2d80d6f0155c.jpg")

"I'm gonna try to convince my group to go full on skelly at a new larp (before we inevitably get permanently drawn in to campaign plots and cant try out new ideas).

I don't have any photo materail on skeleton larpers though, can you guys help me out with some inspiration?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10034676 && dateTime=="11/14/18(Wed)16:04:03")

Not just skeletons but try and look for more of the Untote Fleisch pics from ConQuest. Not saying Flowerfield is the best.

But Flowerfield is the best."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10034697 && dateTime=="11/14/18(Wed)16:36:26")

It depends... Compare the fashion of the year 2018, and 1918. That's literally a century of difference, and yet the information and cultural exchanges between those dates and your dates, is much less."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10034739 && dateTime=="11/14/18(Wed)17:26:49")

Fair enough! I'll keep researching with the information you've given me so far and I'll pop in again if I have more questions?

I'm struggling with google because they use the same images for every era and region so trying to parse through what I want is difficult. I'm sorry I don't have clearer answers."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10035022 && dateTime=="11/15/18(Thu)02:34:33")

that one in Morristown with the really weird scene where if your not part of the larp clicks you just get ghosted

yeah pass"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10035023 && dateTime=="11/15/18(Thu)02:41:26")

I've yet to meet a larper wearing a facemask that wasn't a douchebag"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035050 && dateTime=="11/15/18(Thu)03:56:01")

this is one of the few instances when I can recommend pinterest. Just put in the century, and male clothing and if you find something that looks cool to you ask us (or someone else) if that is indeed from that time period and region.

Also during that time as far as I can remember germans didn't had a REALLY distinct fashion, and as with everything, they didn't existed in a vacuum so stealing a few things from other regions is a valid option

meh, I've seen people who can actually wear it meaningfully but yeah, most of the people who are overly enthusiastic about it are just little shitters"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10035175 && dateTime=="11/15/18(Thu)09:54:01")

Awesome, thank you again!"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10035260 && dateTime=="11/15/18(Thu)11:55:03" && image=="FB_IMG_1542300696407.jpg")

Seconding >>10035050. We'll happily critique.


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10035673 && dateTime=="11/15/18(Thu)20:23:42")

"Hey Gropey, I think I might have met your secret identical twin at an SCA practice last night. Either that or I've started hallucinating your fat ass at every SCA event I see.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10035766 && dateTime=="11/15/18(Thu)22:30:06")

"Any good larps around New England? I just went to my first ever Nordic larp in PA called Dammerung and it was fucking godlike, I wish more Amerilarps were a bit more built around telling a good story and less about foam slapping. I wish I could attend Drachenfest, Mythodea or Witcher School but, Europe is across the water.

Could anyone recommend anything?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035911 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)03:56:04" && image=="tumblr_lzwkwlUwjy1rqq8qeo1_500.jpg")

lets see what I have on the skeleton front. I will be vague and probably include a lot of other undead. Also mostly from mythodea, but whatever."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035913 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)03:57:05" && image=="tumblr_lzwmkjX4fx1rqq8qeo1_400.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035914 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)03:57:37" && image=="tumblr_lzwmmbsheG1rqq8qeo1_500.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035915 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)03:59:09" && image=="tumblr_m8szhvlrJB1rqq8qeo1_1280.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035916 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)04:00:08" && image=="tumblr_m8t0u5HBO11rqq8qeo1_1280.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035918 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)04:00:40" && image=="tumblr_m8t1bw50V31rqq8qeo1_1280.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035919 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)04:01:11" && image=="tumblr_m8t6d6io3T1rqq8qeo1_1280.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035925 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)04:14:29" && image=="1303493622795.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035926 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)04:17:02" && image=="1305632753153.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035934 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)05:03:23" && image=="1316714459614.jpg")


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10035941 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)05:31:31" && image=="1318820946812.jpg")


if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10036061 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)10:33:58")

I kind of doubt it, considering the fact that I was working last night, and have been to an SCA practice in the past 3 months.

Besides that, I would have beat you like a harp seal."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036177 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)14:25:16")

Get a gun bag like this:
Practically everyone in my HEMA club transports their weapons with a one."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036182 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)14:28:30" && image=="3e45c3f5cfa32eaee9c801d1ec91a93b--th-century-medieval-armor.jpg")

Armstreet is overpriced stainless steel shit, don't buy from them."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036183 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)14:29:47")

i've met the women who made these suits, they are absolute wizards with thread and fabric their costumes are beatiful."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036185 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)14:31:43")

Yes, a 10-20 year gap is a good one."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036186 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)14:31:47")

who should i give money to then?
I wanna buy larp armor that looks good and isnt too heavy."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036195 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)14:45:08" && image=="figure2a.jpg")

Roman Tereschenko
Jeff Wasson / Wasson Artistry
William West / Englyshe Plate Armourie
Jeffrey Hildebrandt / Royal Oak Armoury
Per Lillelund Jensen.

Plus Erik D Schmidt, who makes mail armour, not plate.

they're probably the top 5 just now. there's also
Eric Dube
Georges Joliot,
Dave Hewitt / White Rose Armoury
Jiri Klepac
Jiri Lucius
Mark Hale - Cap-a-pie (mail only)
Armour Services Historical (probably the best brigandine armour out there)
Graham Ashford / Greenleaf Workshop
Nigel Carren

If you cant afford custom armor Marshall Historical makes the "best" looking mass produced armor in the market. I'd also advice starting with a lower class kit, you'll also save yourself from the headache of buying crap armor that doesn't fit proper."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036201 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)14:53:37" && image=="figure3e.jpg")

Might as well put Oleg here a very respected figure in the early-medieval reenactment scene known mainly for his sexy lamellar armors."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10036228 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)15:32:59")

technically speaking most one handed swords and a buckler can fit in a violine case. Just saying.

only if you want to do reenactment."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10036318 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)18:26:54")

Armstreet is ok... If you buy in person. ONLY in person.

What exactly are you looking for? Whats your budget?

I am in absolute awe of their work, and love the write up.

I would be as generous as saying 50 for their purpose."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036327 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)18:51:18" && image=="heatershieldfucker.jpg")

I can spare about 500 usd incl. shipping a month for larping and other leisures"

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10036334 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)18:58:25")

So what kind of armour are you looking for? Like, got an image or idea?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036343 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)19:05:58" && image=="this is it.jpg")

this is what i have now, the chest plate is from some indian, its shit and it doesnt sit well.
someone stole my lovely red belt at a con, and i gave back the aluminum mail i got from a friend.
i also have the elias chest plate from mytholon that im not very pleased with.

some generic fantasy knight aesthetic would do that doesnt look too elaborate or ornate."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10036347 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)19:12:22")

Looking like your trying for 15thCish continental. Next big question: Where are you? (US/Europe/Australia etc)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036348 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)19:15:45" && image=="bevor-1470-1500.jpg")


I forgot to mention i also have hourglass gauntlets that are just a little to big for my hands.

im from Israel, the usual answer i get is "go to local smiths" who are farts that dont understand why i want thin light armor or just outright refuse to help because im not part of the local buhurt scene."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10036353 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)19:38:34")

Ah. I remember you now bro... Im sorry man, I dunno what shipping would be like for you from American craftsmen."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036356 && dateTime=="11/16/18(Fri)19:43:34" && image=="YES MORE.jpg")

US shipping would murder me unless there is something i dont know.
put forward some names of craftsmen you would recommend and ill try and see if its possible to get some nice easy shipping over here.
If not, I guess im doomed to either over-pay or eurojankTM.
imma keep looking anyway.
good night and thanks for the help Gropey."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036703 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)07:45:09")

This might sound like im shilling for Oleg (And i kinda am) but if you want light armor for an affordable price, hes your guy as he makes all his lamellar armor from 0,8mm spring steel.
But it would mean that you'd change your aesthetic from west to east, but atleast you would look unique."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036705 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)07:49:23" && image=="6a0147e0fd1b4a970b01a3fc091563970b.png")

>I would be as generous as saying 50 for their purpose.
50 is kinda pushing it, specially what seems like higher-class clothing 1390-1415 is good."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10036706 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)07:55:16")

you guys are still looking at it from a reenactor point of view, which is only good if you are going to do reenactment.

Also, 1 century timeframe to get a costume idea doesn't mean they will going to incorporate every fucking thing from that timeframe. There are shitton of stuff that out of period but only fartslicers like us would notice and 99,999% of the people won't"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036713 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)08:06:12" && image=="26815015_10203641065142860_7059364242011889356_n.jpg")

Clothing from 1450 looked something like this, while mid-to-late 14th-century looked like this >>10036705 that's a lot of change"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036716 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)08:10:02" && image=="44821356_2197602783897913_1269969868912852992_n.jpg")

"Byzantine style best style
(the guy in the pic isn't me btw)"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10036720 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)08:21:20")

for you, what the regular observer would notice is it goes lower on one pic and not so much at the other and that's all, so if you make it lower it will fit.
If you try to apply reenactment viewpoint on everything you will have a bad time with other people"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036745 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)09:06:38")

Ok we've got enough phallic helmets, do you have any vaginal helmets?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10036749 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)09:17:51")

I guess that a vaginal helmet would be a badly crumpled helmet? Like russian poleaxe to the dome crumpled."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037095 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)18:03:58" && image=="44837890_2074022396241099_7101716247703715840_o.jpg")

Hello anon I am actually planning my 16th German wedding so Please ask me any questions because I've done A LOT of research and know how to make German garb pretty damn well. Here's a pic of my fiance and myself~"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037096 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)18:06:17")

Didn't find much material but I got a bunch of inspo from them, thanks!

Based Hungarian

Thanks for the dump, exactly what I needed."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037099 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)18:09:50" && image=="dd16bfd6e8c3b231f36631d9b5f6eec1.jpg")

The resources I've used are mostly woodcuts and paintings from the period, if you want something historical you are not limited to just white (though I plan on wearing it) as usually women just wore their "best dress""

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10037134 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)19:26:48")

I really like both of your cloths"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037226 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)21:22:20")

I'm still lurking. Was there any books in particular that resonate with you?

I picked up the Medieval Tailor's Assistant as instructed up-thread, but I'd love more hard-copy references for research. My local secondhand stores were largely carrying informational books on war tactic and weaponry."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037245 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)21:45:17" && image=="w-33452-00.jpg")

My favourite books are:
- "The first book of fashion" it's mostly mens but has great info on what the clothes were made from in great detail
- "Landsknecht Woodcuts: Kriegsvolker" for a full book on woodcuts that feature some cute couple portraits
- "Patterns of fashion" not German but is an excellent resource for historical patterning and is the most accurate I've found
- "the Tudor tailor" not German but has excellent tutorials
- Look up books with the artist Lucas Cranach for some beautiful paintings of weather women for more extravagant dresses (JetJ actually made a dress with one of his paintings and it's my DD!)

Senpai noticed me"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037249 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)21:50:04")

You're absolutely wonderful, thank you! I also forgot to mention in my previous post you and your fiance look extraordinary."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037256 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)21:56:14" && image=="78d5035eead9a8e7a3e3bf8e789ba042.jpg")

Thank you! I wish you the best of luck and I'm always lurking if you need more help!"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10037286 && dateTime=="11/17/18(Sat)22:42:40")

I'm asking around now. I'm trying to find direct contact information with some of the local SCA. They will be the people to ask, and won't be as cliquish as the bohurt community.

I absolutely adore your kits! Congratulations on the nuptials."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10037481 && dateTime=="11/18/18(Sun)04:41:09")

>- "Landsknecht Woodcuts: Kriegsvolker" for a full book on woodcuts that feature some cute couple portraits
While this is indeed a great book, it won't really help them as they want earlier stuff and let's be honest, LK fashion is pretty specific. Although they might realize that is what they really want because it's awesome

>Senpai noticed me
I always notice LK stuff.
Although there is one thing I noticed about your cloth, which isn't wrong but strange to me: The skirt part of the jerkin is made from additional pieces sewn on. I think there were a few examples of this but generally the more pieces the jerkin is made of -> poorer you are as an LK. And it's not that hard to include it in the front piece"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037496 && dateTime=="11/18/18(Sun)05:22:12")

She asked for books that resonated with me and this one has been a favourite of mine for a long time

The peplum was separate to make the waist more dramatic as the leather was too thick to do it with the normal method"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10037509 && dateTime=="11/18/18(Sun)05:42:48")

fair enough, I just found it strange"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037518 && dateTime=="11/18/18(Sun)06:30:48")

is anything from Celtic Web Merchant worthwhile?
specifically chestplates


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037683 && dateTime=="11/18/18(Sun)12:23:20" && image=="ulfberth-open-bevor.jpg")

I ordered an Ulfberth helmet there, pretty satisfied with it.

Speaking of, anyone have any experience with pic related or something similar? I get the feeling that if you run while wearing one it will flop around like a motherfucker and maybe even hit you in the face."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10037798 && dateTime=="11/18/18(Sun)13:54:36")

Generally off-the-shelf breastplates tend sucks ass, but if you want a one Marshal Historical makes good crap

A bad one will."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10038378 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)04:36:07" && image=="20170729-_7290080.jpg")

Personally I have a falling buffe, which is just kind of similar, but could have the problem you mentioned.
I went the 120% sure way and secured it in two different way. First is the strap obviously, you have to strap it in REALLY tight. If you have a proper gorget that's not a problem, no choking hazard. the second way is that there are two holes at the lower part of it and there are two whateverthingies comming out of the breastplate that you can put in a pin so it's pretty much secured to it. This way it's pretty fixed in front of your face and to your breastplate, so even harder hits won't move it away (or gods forbid if you do fights with steel weapons)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10038833 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)15:25:14")

This might be a retarded question, but how difficult is it to create said holes with common tools in 16mm costume armour? The arming points are no problem, I have enough spares laying around from my jack chains."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10038843 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)15:31:58" && image=="IMG_5589.jpg")

>common tools in 16mm costume armour?
like 16mm thick or 16mm big model? either way you will have a hard time

Also here you can see it better maybe"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10038887 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)16:08:33")

1.6mm, typo"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10038891 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)16:10:13")

a simple (not shit) drill could handle it"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10038898 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)16:16:22" && image=="45855876_10156044264177861_7710761718586015744_n.jpg")

"Posting some historical examples of attaching a gorget.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10038900 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)16:17:34" && image=="28468391_2027835380566020_1091727189658785421_n.jpg")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10038904 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)16:19:30" && image=="24129703_193093227932907_6796304461505484964_n.jpg")

Here you can see the hole for the screw."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10039064 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)19:30:04")

Going to start smithing a sallet soon for my 15th century kit"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10039066 && dateTime=="11/19/18(Mon)19:38:49")

Like green and red masks?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10039421 && dateTime=="11/20/18(Tue)04:37:42")

"What do you guys use for LARP hype & inspo? Media etc?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10039434 && dateTime=="11/20/18(Tue)05:18:50" && image=="a-poll.jpg")

Pinterest and reenactment groups."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10039437 && dateTime=="11/20/18(Tue)05:38:15")

that's a cultural thing"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10039920 && dateTime=="11/20/18(Tue)18:43:22")

What location you going for brah?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10040265 && dateTime=="11/21/18(Wed)06:39:06")

Probably german, Not going for a lobsterback though"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10040780 && dateTime=="11/21/18(Wed)20:04:43")

So what are you going for then, a black one?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10040882 && dateTime=="11/21/18(Wed)22:26:30")

Nah, planning on making it pretty elaborate, just with a solid back, maybe with a single articulated lame."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10041434 && dateTime=="11/22/18(Thu)18:41:08" && image=="IMG_20181122_103801.jpg")

"Happy turkey and genocide day, nerds.";

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10041669 && dateTime=="11/23/18(Fri)09:46:34")

Happy Black's Fightday Clownfag"

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10041957 && dateTime=="11/23/18(Fri)22:16:08")

Ive decided to actually reply to this. the name isn't to identify some post history or something like that, the name is there because it is easier to put linebacker elf as a name to say that i am a 6 foot 5 inch broad shouldered person who is more likely to be confused for a viking berserker, but has medically abnormally) fair skin and likes to wear pointed ears. that Linebacker elf "name" also includes an implied natural color palate of green, brown, silver, some greys, and spurts of red and yellow, and implies wooden and natural textures. just think all that in two words. wow.

so i could include all that in every post i make asking something, or just use "Linebacker Elf" and have it all implied.

as for why i don't have a kit. 3 reasons. 1, the all important dollar. 2, there are 0 good larps near me, so why would i have a kit for a larp that doesn't exist?. and 3, ive been working on designing a tent that i will use 1 for lodging myself at any event i go to, but also 2 for selling historically authentic and accurate food, and maybe having 1-3 guest rooms where someone can rent the night and have secure-able personal storage, such as a footlocker/steamer trunk."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10042842 && dateTime=="11/25/18(Sun)09:28:35")

So you put way too much importance on your name that no one will ever figure out, are a poorfag who doesn't even LARP, without even the semblance of a kit, and has delusions of being a one of a kind caterer and innkeeper at events that you don't even know you'll go to. real cool there man"

if(Linebacker Elf && title=="" && postNumber==10042852 && dateTime=="11/25/18(Sun)09:40:53")

It's not a "name", and there is nothing to figure out. It is self explanatory, linebacker build elf.

Being poor or not really has nothing to do about it, it just means that my finances are otherwise occupied. Would I like a better paying more fulfilling job than I currently have, sure, who wouldn't, do I not have money I can spend on things, no, I have spending money, it just goes to other things.

As for the rest, sure, I don't know what events or when that I will attend, that's half the allure. I'll be able to go, oh, look there is x event, I think I'll go, and then go."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043470 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)05:57:53" && image=="ezgif-4-8fe0a3560826.gif")

"just so we can shittalk about something less boring than names, here is a little polearm sparring";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043484 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)06:26:07" && image=="968.jpg")

"Oh boy. Uhm... N-Nice weather today, huh?

That looks nice. I wish I could fight you someday.
What's the training in Hungary like? How much effort is there to improve in combat? Do you have any organized training or is it just 'Let's fuck around with foamsticks every now and then?'"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043490 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)06:37:40" && image=="ezgif-4-866c101f6005.gif")

generally speaking there are nearly none if we look at the whole larp scene.
There are "us" a group of friends who are also into hema, reenactment and stuff and a few of our friends who do this but not just for larping, so there is a lot of intersection.

Then there are a few other smaller groups who either doesn't do regular training (with the possible exception of one group) or just do battlegames /boffertags kind of regularly.

So while there are people who try to improve themselves, on the national level it's very irregular but on the other hand being a good fighter isn't that important either nowdays.

I mean everyone who tries to do a dick contest about how good he is usually someone who isn't that good and you can easily find someone who is better but isn't an asshat about it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043499 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)06:59:10")

Ah, I see. Pretty cool!
So what are the important or appreciated qualities for a player aside from not being a dick?

Also, not to judge, but is your sparring partner there new? If not, what was he trying to achieve by striking so far out of measure? (Not that I'm a HEMA master or anything but it just looked peculiar to me)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043506 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)07:18:19")

"Does anyone here do something that is not Medieval/Fantasy larp? Because as a 20th century historical/contemporary/Sci-Fi larper, this thread doesn't represent me.";

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043508 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)07:20:17" && image=="ezgif-4-1276cf15c25a.gif")

he is not new, we were just not the freshest and also did the whole sparring there very carefully and kind of slow because of the minimal protection we had.

>So what are the important or appreciated qualities for a player aside from not being a dick?
Fuck knows. I always have a lot of heated argument about this with others.
For me it's the effort that the players should put in (It's a very good blanket term) so the player should put some kind of effort (time/money/skills/contacts/whatever) in the game and take the _preparation_ seriously.

For some people it's the experinnce, or to be more precise what they experience at a larp. Kind of like of how you should be able to believe in what the others are doing, but also give you the possibility to experience the whole thing. So basically the ability to play for everyone and not for yourself.

Some people obviously most concerned about the looks, and there are also some who just there for a challange.
Probably a whole lot more but that's what gets to my mind with the broad strokes"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043510 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)07:27:36" && image=="33490024_1683340581784949_3566993124129505280_n.jpg")

there are a few people, but it's just there are at least 2-5 fantasy larps for every non fantasy larp, depengind on your region.

I went to scifi larps, milsims, urban fantasy arg's/ various chamber larps /etc"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043544 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)08:46:51")

Alright, cool. Those gifs are really funto watch BTW

Another question if I get to bug you as well:
What's the character of your stereotypical Landsknecht like?
It's probably not clear so I'll explain:
When you have a character of a modern-time soldier in most media or even LARPs, they'll usually be very stern, have traditional values etc. A Knight would usually be your Lawful Good & Pure Hearted kind of guy, trying to fight for the good or his kingdom, kind of how Crusaders saw themselves I guess. A pirate would usually talk about booty (the clinking king) and plunder etc.

What's the stereotypical Landsknecht attitude or demeanor?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043550 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)08:58:19" && image=="tumblr_pb5j73nYno1uiezpfo1_500.gif")

"Like Johnny Depp."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043554 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)09:05:09")

>What's the stereotypical Landsknecht attitude or demeanor?
There is a mandatory disclaimer that your mileage may wary, everything depends on the specifics, etc etc.

That said: wealthy thug.
If you want to be the stereotypical landsknecht that you are a bad guy. There are a shitton of folklore stories and songs about how bad they are and they will burn down you village, rape your daughter, etc. Although that's true for most soldiers for that time.

Anyway: landsknechts had a lot of many usually, they had a very good PR as the best mercenaries that money could buy (well, at least after pavia, though obviously this wasn't necessearily the truth, but that's what al ot of people believed) You were also exempt from a few laws (like clothing laws just to name the most popular one) and as a mercenary you went from one place to another until you left that work, so you didn't stayed in a place for too long. That meant if you fucked up somebody who wasn't with the army you travelled with he couldn't do shit.

So yeah, wealthy thugs."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043580 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)09:42:54")

>turkey and genocide day
>Black's Fightday
I lol'd

Is that you in the poofy pants?

Im part of a US national Call of Cthulhu horror game that's all 1920's. Another Anon here does WWII weird-war. Gropey does colonial era fairytale horror stuff iirc. Tons of WH40k larps..."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043588 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)09:56:19")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043691 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)11:25:21")

>So what are the important or appreciated qualities for a player aside from not being a dick?
In larping in general? Let's see, I expect (or at least, want) everyone in the hobby to:

>Make a continuous effort to improve
It's okay to start off with a shitty costume. It's not okay to still wear the same costume two years later.

>Uphold immersion
If you need to use clearly modern items, do so out of view and then immediately put them away again. Don't make out of character remarks in locations where people are playing, even if your present company isn't.

>Act according to the atmosphere and tone of the scene
Don't make a very serious scene silly, and don't try to turn a very silly scene gritty.

>Make a clear distinction between character and player
When you're in character, assume insults aren't aimed at you personally. Likewise, when in doubt, assume flirting isn't directed at you as a person either. This works both ways: don't try to interact with the player when they are playing a character.

>Avoid metagaming
Separate in game knowledge from out of game knowledge, and don't respond to things marked as invisible or out of character. Do what your character would do, not what you would do.

>Metagame like crazy
Fuck the statement above if it makes the game less enjoyable for all parties. "It's what my character would do" is a bad excuse for removing gameplay for another character (instant death, inescapable imprisonment, total social ostracization). Instead, come up with some way to create a more interesting gameplay experience for all parties involved."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043698 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)11:34:40")

That... Sounds pretty cool DESU. Kinda wanna play one now.

Were they the best as in, a Landsknecht is so skilled he'd fuck you up in a single combat and then you'd get tons of those, or are they just very brutal/disciplined/IDK?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043700 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)11:35:46")

There's probably at least one World of Darkness larp near you (Vampire: the Masquerade being the most likely, with Changeling: the Lost a distant second), but that's still quite deep into fantasy territory. Additional problem is that they tend not to advertise, or even be invite-only.

I know of several modern/sci-fi larps, one historical larp and maybe one starting western larp near me, but I've never personally been there. I do attend bi-annual ~40-player chamber larps with varying themes (since I've been there: czarist Russia, post-apo, standard high fantasy, modern prison, fairytales, 1920's American mafia). Pretty fun but of massively unreliable quality since the storytellers rotate every time."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043714 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)11:54:27")

they were allegedly and according to rumors the best as a mercenary army. Disciplined and skilled.

Thee are no real consensus or data on the 1v1 skills of landsknechts (I mean there are some but some are arguable and others are exceptions, etc) One of the pointers though that a lot of them were citizens in various cities/towns which around that time meant they were skilled in weapon use. But that's a far fetching stuff.

Anyway there were considered good at the early 16th century for mainly two reasons:

1. There were several occasions when the Landsknechte did indeed fought to the death after they got paid. That's some serious shit if you are talking about mercenaries. And also they got good results. Pavia is one of the most famous example (where both sides had landsknechts and at the end the winning side even captured the france king) There were Mohács (horribly outnumbered, and in the end encircled, but fought to the end for several ours) and Bicocca (the landsknechte defeated the swiss pikmen there which were before them considered the most effective mercenaries.

2. From the organization (and the fact that citizens joined them mostly who already had good equipment) came the fact that they had a shitton of firearms and artillery, considered to other mercenaries and to other armies. So they were not just very stabby people who could defend well against cavalry because of the fuckhuge pikes but also very shooty ones too AND brought their own artillery (if they had) which is always a plus"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043717 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)11:59:36")

"Aren't all threads on cgl larp threads?";

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043718 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)12:00:41")

also funny story about 1v1 combat against a landsknecht.
Consider it more of a rumor because I could never find the source for it but here it is.

There were some dispute between a bishop and a landsknecht and at the end it went on to be a duel however many days later.
The bishop brought his weapon and servants (these were the times where bishops and the like frequently went with their retainers so it isn't that surprising)

The landsknecht brought his friends...

Obviously the bishop was beaten because he was at the wrong end of a gangrape

While the story isn't necessearily true it shows perfectly what people think about landsknechts and _probably_ how they behaved"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10043719 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)12:01:12")

no, not at all."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10043805 && dateTime=="11/26/18(Mon)14:13:26")

>colonial era fairytale horror

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10044365 && dateTime=="11/27/18(Tue)07:23:17")

"New discussion!

How much do you take your appearance into consideration when deciding what characters you wanna play? Do you find yourself able to portray multiple kinds of characters, or does it draw you to a certain archetype? If so - Which?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10044427 && dateTime=="11/27/18(Tue)09:48:02")

No clue, but those new LARP muskets must give the game a collective boner."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10044646 && dateTime=="11/27/18(Tue)15:13:57")

>How much do you take your appearance into consideration when deciding what characters you wanna play?
I'm painfully aware of my appearance and shortcoming. And I try to play stuff that I can actually represent in a meaningful way. So no barbarians and the likes, plus a few dozen other stuff that would need way too much charisma"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10044735 && dateTime=="11/27/18(Tue)17:12:06" && image=="EE-2015web-213-von-854-664x1030.jpg")

It doesn't matter if you're short or tall, fat or skinny, ugly or fair; everyone can play an orc!"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10045028 && dateTime=="11/27/18(Tue)19:27:28")

>won't be as cliquish as the bohurt community.

Really? I've seen quite a bit of cliquishness in my SCA experience, I can't imagine how bohurt would be worse."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10045035 && dateTime=="11/27/18(Tue)19:41:27")

"Don't play characters you're unable to portray" applies to body as much as to mind, but the limitations of my appearance feel so natural to me I don't actively consider them when making a character."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10045154 && dateTime=="11/27/18(Tue)22:50:44" && image=="FB_IMG_1543336287812.jpg")

Exactly what it says on the tin: fairy tale/fantasy-horror themes just before the Revolutionary War. There are worse things in the forest then just wolves and brigands.

YES. I really want to get one of the muskets and bayonets, and review to see how they are.

I understand inclusivity and such like that, but I just can't suspend but so much disbelief. You don't see my fat ass trying to be a willowy elven prince.

Just like everything else, and all depends on the group that you play with. too many people think that they're only able to play with the people that are in their specific area code. Find the group that meshes with you."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10045302 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)02:12:51")

Heard the LARP muskets are kind of a let-down. Not sure what the system is they use but if you can replace the spring they might be better, right now you have the range of a very sad premature ejaculation."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10045309 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)02:21:35")


The LARP muskets (at least the first run - I don't know if any improvements have been made) are pretty awful unfortunately. The body is hard to replicate so I expect they'll shine after a lot of custom work on the (simple I assume since it's a springer) internals. As it is they've got the power and range of a particularly ambitious fart. See below for review."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10045332 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)03:47:10" && image=="1324248141870.jpg")

>I can't imagine how bohurt would be worse."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10045353 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)04:59:22")

Coming from a guy who'd say Gropey is oft to whine and moan about rampant nationalism in a fighting scene... Bohurt can be bad. Really bad on the right wing front. The teams are a massive amount of fun and great people though."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10045451 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)09:23:24")

There was a team that tried to register their heraldry as two black lightning bolts in a while circle..."

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10045532 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)11:33:57" && image=="71+GboQ8WjL._SX425_.jpg")

That's fucking disappointing. We have pic related, but they're getting harder to find, only come in pistol, and (pet peeve of mine) has the lock on the wrong side.

that said, the spring is really easy to change out for one more powerful."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10045684 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)17:03:26")

Thst's subtle"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10045686 && dateTime=="11/28/18(Wed)17:05:52")

>opening packages with a fucking karambit"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10046290 && dateTime=="11/29/18(Thu)09:53:13")

Like a brick."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10046294 && dateTime=="11/29/18(Thu)09:55:47")

truth to be told, that lightning bolt video and the joke is getting old"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10046774 && dateTime=="11/29/18(Thu)23:35:16")

Damn shame, I was following that kickstarter with interest. It looks like the pistol is a bit better, at least--I don't expect more than maybe 20 feet of effective range on any Nerf pistol to begin with. Here's hoping they manage a second run that addresses the issues."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10049082 && dateTime=="12/03/18(Mon)18:44:55")

"A bit interested in this. Anyone have any (regional) sources/group names to look for? I'm in Boston/NYC most of the time.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10049396 && dateTime=="12/04/18(Tue)03:46:03")

Good thing you added Boston, otherwise I was going to have to list Dutch provinces to you."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050114 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)06:11:56")

"What are some cool hats or headgears I could use for noble characters? (Less the 'I'm 50 years old and the king's advisor' noble and more of an 'I'm filthy rich and would thrash you with a Rapier if you look at me funny' kind of noble.)";

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10050119 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)06:28:59")

a fancy chaperon is always an option, there are hundreds of variations you can pimp it up however you want, etc.
berets also have a shitton of different variations from wide brims to no brim at all"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050133 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)08:01:57")

Chaperon might work!
What fabric should I use if I were to make one?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10050134 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)08:10:51")

thin wool or wool-like material. Cotton fabrics could work too but you have to decide based on the look"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10050483 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)21:54:35" && image=="FB_IMG_1544062703420.jpg")

"Fröhliche Krampusnacht! Grus vom Krampus!

A coif with an acorn or muffin, chaperone, or bycocket."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050485 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)22:04:09" && image=="25a6b777f28f83028198041b7c4941da.jpg")

thats cute.
Be happy you didn't have to grow up with this stuff, fucking terryfing"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10050489 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)22:09:51")

I grew up with La Befana. Imaginea drunk old woman dressed as a witch crashing your family Christmas party to throw a sack on you and beat you with a broom while the adults laugh.

Years later, I found out it's traditional to invite a spinster/widowed aunt of a neighboring family to be the La Befana to your kids, so they wouldn't know who she really is."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050491 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)22:12:40" && image=="24b2a6f1e84db20e0de654e4e5f69c52.jpg")

"So i might get a cool Location with a castle ruin on it to run a con. I wanted the plot to be about freeing a bunch of ghost knights from their curse. I want something to do for the fighters as well, does anybody have intersting Ideas for enemys that arent Orcs or Undead.

Also, unrealted to this, do any of you know games that can be played against a bank and aren't just modern Casino games?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050493 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)22:13:50")

what is the role of the fridge in the background?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050495 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)22:15:17")

40k next year. Also, steampunk at some point"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050499 && dateTime=="12/05/18(Wed)22:20:47")

Well, sounds pretty shitty for the kid's, but funny for the adults. At least you're parents were there.
Honestley, i love Traditions like these, but as a child i was afraid to go out in the dark in winter between Nikolaus and Aschermittwoch. I never really managed to remember the dates, and traditions from Regions close poured into my mind, and j just assumed that i eventually would just be eaten out there."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050623 && dateTime=="12/06/18(Thu)02:37:31")

>games that can be played against a bank and aren't just modern Casino games?
a heist?
or you mean gambling/card games?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050631 && dateTime=="12/06/18(Thu)03:00:06")

Dice rolling probably...or simple coin flipping games."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050633 && dateTime=="12/06/18(Thu)03:02:48")

"Guys, im looking for a nice, durable shiled for my outfit. Im using a simple one-handed sword and mostly leather armor, but i really want a simple shiled for my left which i can use for blocking AND shield smashing.
But most of the stuff i can buy online looks bad."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050643 && dateTime=="12/06/18(Thu)03:43:40" && image=="Untotes Fleisch 3.jpg")

>Orcs or Undead
>not interesting
Imagine having taste this shitty"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10050659 && dateTime=="12/06/18(Thu)05:08:01" && image=="33475203_2490817837610666_5609757364849737728_n.jpg")

my culture is not your prom dress gypo

reprogramed/hacked (and actually working) vending machine that was on the side of the martian rebel scum."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10050664 && dateTime=="12/06/18(Thu)05:36:25")

no, i think that they are cool, but every event uses them, and with the amount of "pro" groups you're npc army will look pretty shit in comparison."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10050862 && dateTime=="12/06/18(Thu)15:11:21")

>my culture is not your prom dress gypo
You're just jealous I wear it better, slavfag

>reprogramed/hacked (and actually working) vending machine that was on the side of the martian rebel scum.
I fucking love it. Please tell me he was either painfully helpful/cheerful, or totally sarcastic.

Only thing I would have done, is make a black fabric box"screen" where you could paint your face in a angular "hologram" fashion."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10051186 && dateTime=="12/07/18(Fri)07:14:51")

>Please tell me he was either painfully helpful/cheerful, or totally sarcastic.
it was very helpful without emotions. Also distributing beverages and propaganda"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10051608 && dateTime=="12/07/18(Fri)21:29:22" && image=="500px-TheDuel.jpg")

"So, just how high do you believe the skill cieling in LARP combat is? (Let's take the Drachenfest combat rules and weapons for example)

Since the combat is fairly limited for various reasons - From being unable to grapple and the lack of headshots (and sometimes thrust) which completely changes the game in my opinion, to the weapons 'bouncing' off due to the foam and being too light to perform several techniques to/with, it feels like you'd get pretty good after a relatively short time. For example, I think after 3 years of serious, twice-a-week training with a weapon polearm/sword&board or even something like a longsword in duels, you'd have to look REALLY hard to find an opponent that will be tough to beat (If you think I'm wrong, I'd love to hear about the legendary fighters in your communities. No sarcasm here), as opposed to Kendo or HEMA where you could be training for almost a decade and still get your arse handed to you by the likes of Axel Peterson.

What do you think? How deep do you find LARP combat, and how many techniques do you actually get to use other than cuts, thrusts, simple blocks and simple counters, dodges and feints?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10051828 && dateTime=="12/08/18(Sat)10:22:47")

As someone who has been giving larp combat trainings for about three years and has been attending them for about six more, I'd say there's no easily attainable skill ceiling. I admit it isn't as deep as actual swordfighting or even modern fencing (the only comparable things I have some experience in). However, I find there's enough material from martial arts that can be used to consistently fill trainings. Our best combatants are always people who also do HEMA or fencing (and that one dude that does krav maga) though.

On the topic of Drachenfest, though: I've noticed people there have a very theatrical approach to combat in general. My group has always been more gamist. I'm kinda surprised at the number of complaints we've gotten about that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10051847 && dateTime=="12/08/18(Sat)11:21:24")

"Coming from the thread with the abyssmal teutonic knight outfit you still have to tell me Gropey which knightly orders are in your opinion non meme orders?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10051960 && dateTime=="12/08/18(Sat)15:55:23")

What do you do in said trainings, other than sparring? Give me an example for something you'd teach a group that's been training regularly in LARP combat for a year or two, for example"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10051966 && dateTime=="12/08/18(Sat)16:03:33" && image=="ezgif-5.gif")

it all goes to shit if the rules change. Just saying. You could be the #1 in one system and complete shit in another.
Plus never forget gangbangers, armor or magic.

Also, if someone is vastly faster than you it doesn't really matter how much you trained.

This is my experience in that matter. though I regularly go to different larps with different fight rules and also do a little HEMA on the side

As dor drachenfest, it's really not a good example because the rules are more of a guideline there, as far as I experienced."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10051985 && dateTime=="12/08/18(Sat)16:24:20")

Unfortunately, the attendance to most trainings is too low and too unpredictable to do a lot of advanced training. Most participants don't attend often enough (about once every four weeks) to git gud and remember much. Worse, we're forced to have summer breaks and winter breaks (no indoor location) each year.

If it's mostly irregulars, we just focus on footwork and elementary technique with associated terminology. If it's regulars, we discuss one specific trick (sometimes historical, sometimes just a larpism) and how to counter it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10052595 && dateTime=="12/09/18(Sun)15:39:38")

">training in larp fights
>taking larp fights seriously

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10052615 && dateTime=="12/09/18(Sun)16:09:05")

It depends. Knowledge of wards, tempo, meter, footwork, Etc, will give you an advantage in many cases. The number of times that being able to properly use quillions in order to take the opponent off line, or controlling the tempo and distance of a fight, cannot be underestimated.

Conversely, much of the abstractions that many games use can totally negate honest skill. Games with HP means that no matter how many times you hit the enemy, if they have more HP and levels than you, they can literally tank through their shots until they touch you once and kill you. games with called skill means that just because you can hit the guy and he can't block, doesn't mean that he can't just say the word "parry" to negate your attack. Ultra lightweight, lightsaber edged, maximum length, dick bats being used to cheat the system and drum roll you, will have advantage over someone using something that's even vaguely sword-shaped in a lot of systems. Even worse, are people that knowingly use no go T
target's as parrying options. I have actually seen people put their head in the way of a shot, because the head is invulnerable and not a thing.

I will say that a lot of basic longsword systems, as well as I.33 sword and buckler have a lot of utility though.

Pic is baby Gropey, at 16 or 15, playing with his first LARP at a Ren faire demo. Pardon the fact that my hosen are falling down.

To put it very flatly, knights Templar, Knight hospitaller, and the knights Teutonic are all meme tier these days. Only the more obscure ones are free. Order of the holy sepulchre, order of st. Lazarus (literally a fraternal Knighthood of lepers seeking absolution), Livonian Brothers off the Sword, knights of the Cross and red star...

Training to fight my alarm system, is silly in my opinion. Using actual fighting techniques in a LARP is good. Most of us are talking about the latter."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10052618 && dateTime=="12/09/18(Sun)16:12:11" && image=="IMG_1124.jpg")

>Training to fight my alarm system
Goddamn autocorrect. Meant "training to fight in a larp system"

Also forgot pic."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10052709 && dateTime=="12/09/18(Sun)18:32:19")

Short of finding an appropriate HEMA class, are there any decent resources for I.33 or other sword and buckler systems for use in LARP? Or is it a case of going through a translation and puzzling things out with your mates?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053065 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)04:58:56")

How is it different than any other hobby?

I dislike the whole American 'called skills' like Parry, Counter, Disarm etc or anything that you could physically learn to do, so I feel you on that.

What weapons do you use that the quillions are effective and are actually used to push weapons away?

As for historical systems, it feels like while I.33 and Sabre or Dussack mauals work pretty well, stuff like Meyer's Longsword lose a lot of their viability due to the inability to bind and wind.
What systems do you train in?


if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10053069 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)05:05:08")

look up dimicator's videos on youtube or on his patreon, best resource if you can't go to actual class"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053119 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)08:11:26")

I can't reach my head around why people would turn LARP into a combat sport.
To me it's like taking the weakest part of a hobby, and then slicing away the rest. LARP for me has little to do with fighting. Sure I go to ConQuest and DF to hit Germans over the head with a piece of foam and to BBQ. But that's not what LARPing is, never you mind training for it.

LARP fighting is completely perked in, it's like lobotomized reenactment battles and HEMA having a baby.
For me fights in LARP are a tool to enforce a narrative and to heighten a sense of danger or challenge. Training for it makes no sense because it's a narrative tool. Losing is as much a point as winning, heck, losing usually leads to a lot more options for character and narrative development.

What would be the point of training with LARP weapons if you could just pick up a sword and do HEMA, and if you've got a bit more cash to throw away go for SCA/ACL/HMB etc. And if it's about battles pick up reenactment.
For me LARPing is theater, battlefags usually are the worst people running around.

Turning it into some sort of weakend and rather lame sport feels lame. Espescially if I have to listen to another chubby telling me how he trains in combat sports every week."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10053125 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)08:22:32")

>What would be the point of training with LARP weapons if you could just pick up a sword and do HEMA
losing in a spectacular way. I mean yeah losing can be fun, but if you want to play under the other guy it really helps if you can at least put up a fight that looks somehow good and THEN got defeated.

Same for winning. It's pretty shit if you won just by flailing around. If you can show proper form and style it will became way more interesting to everyone involved.

But I do agree that some people take larp fights way too seriously and can't make a distinction between swordfights for fun and swordfights for larp. Also most of these people come from the US, or at least that's what my experience is so far."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053129 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)08:33:00")

As a guy who's done some stagefighting, the parts necessary for LARP are not something you'd mainly train by weapon training.

Losing in a cool way usually is decently simple, from knowing a few sets (for Redbad f.e. they used pretty simple 1, 2, 3, 4 style combo's with shield and sword or sword and sword.) To doing the harder part that would require a bit more work, which is throws, punches, wrestling, etc.

Once again, as you said as well, LARP is not about winning. You're LARPing, you've already lost. Embrace that and make a cool scene. Having a weekly training session just feels like neckbeards with pool noodles in 90% of the cases.

For proof, go to LARP Haven. Your new FB account isn't blocked right?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10053138 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)08:58:14" && image=="ezgif-4.gif")

That video is sad (Also I got back my old account which is still banned.)

But I think there is a little misunderstanding, partly my fault.
training JUST for larps with dickswords or even proper larp weapons on a weekly basis is questionable (though I can understand that too)
My main position is however that training for any kind of swordfight gets you better at larp fights and not just necessearily for "winning" it.
Swordfighting is fun, be it HEMA or anything else. You can have fun, get more friends, helps you stay in shape, etc. AND parts of it are useful in larps.

Around here it also helps to build a community. When the weather isn't too bad, once a month we hold a get-together that is open for everyone and it's half part larp fighting just for the sake of fight (not a training or anything formal) and half social meeting. It helps to meet other larps outside of the game.

But we have twice a week a trainings too that is mostly centered around reenacting / HEMA stuff, but has a lot of larpers there who isn't interested in the steel version swordfighting. For them it helps to be a little more competent and to not act like the bumbling fools on the video you posted. I mean would you rather see stuff like that on a larp or stuff like this or the other gifs I recently posted?

Basically it's the same as with any other character: if you pretend to be in a specific profession with a character you try to look into that stuff so you can pretend to be competent. Doesn't have to be good in it but others should't cringe when they watch you doing your stuff. Be it swordfighting or casting magic or just trying to be a noble doing noble things."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053140 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)09:00:43" && image=="hfDB7gb.png")

>What weapons do you use that the quillions are effective and are actually used to push weapons away?

Not Gropey, but I'd assume every weapon with quillons if you're using it right."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053142 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)09:03:35")

I completely agree and yeah, if we look at it from your point it makes more sense as a hobby as well.

I think I have a deeply rooted hatred for a lot of LARP fighting groups because the ones I've seen are usually the worst people in our community. From people who can't divide IC and OC, to just fatties who will train and make moves and counters named "whirlwind strike" and "vanguard breaker". Which they will shout, in English, like a badly dubbed anime character.

For the love of weapon training though, and for the sake of actually diving a little deeper into it I'd still practice with iron for LARP. Currently it's just boxing and grappling, but once the univeristy gives me a bit more time I'll be back on the steel as well. It's perfectly applicable to LARP if you just keep on thinking."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053153 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)09:43:34")

If that's what the fighting groups look like where you live, I can understand your hatred.
Here it's mostly about improving your skill, and you get to try out scenarios you won't usually find in HEMA classes, such as multiple opponents vs a single defender, team fights, etc. I usually enjoy playing at least moderately skilled/powerful swordsmen (mock me all you'd like), so training really helps with not embarassing myself in that regard. Even if I lose, it's after a good-looking fight and not just me getting my ass kicked in three seconds.
Another point is that HMB/HEMA is really expensive and the latter is very small and new here, so most people who just kinda want to feel like Legolas or something start off by coming to a LARP training, which has been around for far longer and has a significantly wider variety of weapon choices, at least as of now.

Are 'Whirlwind strike' and 'Vanguard breaker' legit techniques with just silly names? What are they like?"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10053171 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)10:12:51")

>but once the univeristy gives me a bit more time I'll be back on the steel as well. It's perfectly applicable to LARP if you just keep on thinking.
it's applicable but less then ideal.
Also if you train with a lot of different stuff you can get more versatile and not bound to just one thing."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053184 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)10:29:16")


I feel like this is relevant to the current discussion, in a way"

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10053188 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)10:37:44")

that guy understands it"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053250 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)12:32:36")

Have you ever seen a hippo taking a shit?

It's kinda like that, but now the hippo is the one spinning, and it's a lot more shit.
That's the 'whirlwind strike'.

Poleaxes work decently well when both of us work along. We did some great duels with 'em."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10053259 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)12:48:03" && image=="doingathing.gif")

then again you can't really hook that well with most larp polearms"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053271 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)13:15:06")

That's why you gotta work along, it looks great. Getting a DunkelArt polehammer as well soon. Any experiences with 'em? Looking for a heavy foam thing to get banned from Dutch events."

if(hungarian LARPfag && title=="" && postNumber==10053281 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)13:30:16")

nope, no experience with them. Personally I like the Goldhammer stuff, Currently have a halberd from them used it for two years now without problem.
Also have an old calimacil halbeard head on a 32mm thick ashwood shaft for giggles and shit"

if(Gropey_the_Clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10053299 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)13:50:32")

>What weapons do you use that the quillions are effective and are actually used to push weapons away?

Sidesword and longsword. if the idiot is stupid enough to let me push into the haft or the blade of their weapon and control them like a fulcrum, that's their own damn fault. most Lark fighters are so busy standing as far away from each other as possible, they don't realize that if you use the leverage of your weapon and quillion against them, you are now able to strike them and their weapon is negated.

>What systems do you train in?
Being Italian, reenacting Italian, and in general being a pastaboo, Fiore, Aggrippa, and Angelo are my main trifecta. I am also obviously studied all of the schnitzel eaters because German longsword is everyone's bag of these days. Also, seeing as I can actually read his work firsthand, George Silver is also quite useful.


if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10053309 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)13:55:37" && image=="rotella training.jpg")

Forgot this: Some of Agrippa's rotella manual (from a german collection, ironically)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053335 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)14:35:04")

>What would be the point of training with LARP weapons if you could just pick up a sword and do HEMA, and if you've got a bit more cash to throw away go for SCA/ACL/HMB etc
I can't pick up a sword and do HEMA. I can, however, swing foam sticks at like-minded idiots every other tuesday. Anything I learn from it is a bonus."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10053361 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)15:26:13")

Oh, I didn't explain myself well enough lol. I meant what manifacturer/how do you make your weapons so quillions are not flappy and can be useful."

if(Gropey_the_clown !g3AO.hFIes && title=="" && postNumber==10053423 && dateTime=="12/10/18(Mon)17:32:29" && image=="Ice Brawl II.jpg")

>I meant what manifacturer/how do you make your weapons so quillions are not flappy and can be useful.

Sandwhiched layers of .25" solebend leather, and foam."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10054101 && dateTime=="12/11/18(Tue)17:49:33")

i've learned that quillons work really well for "throwing" or twisting your opponents shield to the side."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10054173 && dateTime=="12/11/18(Tue)19:30:08")

>That girl in the back that's like a head taller than everyone
>TFW no Amazonian LARPer GF"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10054195 && dateTime=="12/11/18(Tue)19:53:38")


That is how the thread started, and how it will end apparently.

>tfw a cute from a campaign I attend liked my adds out of nowhere in a facebook buy/sell group
>never interacted with her before but see her posts on campaign page regularly

Fuck it why am I still a 14 year in the heart? I got more important stuff to do right now than thinking about pointless actions like this.."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10054234 && dateTime=="12/11/18(Tue)20:45:33" && image=="coyote_1.jpg")

"Since it's cold af outside I have been wanting to incorporate more fur and wool into my LARP garb.

I have one of these bad boys stashed in my LARP bag but I'm not sure what to do with it.


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10054237 && dateTime=="12/11/18(Tue)20:47:48")

I knew this guy (he moved away to a different state) who took LARPing WAY too seriously. He hit hard af, made you perfect tactics, and was overall a mild douchebag.

And he was more or less the runner of our local kingdom.

But our new leader is a bro."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10054277 && dateTime=="12/11/18(Tue)21:27:08")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==10054384 && dateTime=="12/12/18(Wed)00:00:22")

She looks fat, and full of drama."