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  • "a short, slippery slope towards Warhammer 40,000 and the complete social exclusion"

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/s...-201111044505/

    Oooh. That's a BINGO!
    This is grapeshot. This is what it does.

  • #2
    "Teacher Nikki Ellis said: “My husband Jeff was a loving, well-adjusted man when he first picked up A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice Book One).

    “Clearly with a title like that I was concerned, but he assured me it was just 'magic realism' like Angela Carter.

    “Six months later, he's made his own suit of armour and stands in front of the bathroom door saying 'You shall not pass, I am Krell the Magemancer'. If you try to get past he hits you with a rubber sword, shouting 'minus four strength points'.

    “I hate to say this, but it'd be better if he were dead.”

    That made me laugh......
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    • #3
      I'm ashamed to say I did two weeks of 'Live Roleplay' once when I was 17. Never again. I found myself looking at the people around me and thinking, "Is that what people see when they look at me now?"

      Luckily with support from friends I managed to wean myself off onto more wholesome activities, like beer and girls.
      "You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me, it's a full time job."
      – Lt. Bromhead to Prince Dabulamanzi before the Battle of Rorke's Drift.

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      • #4
        ha ha you were a LARPER......LOL...they are the lowest on the social ranking scale of gamers....even other gamers consider Larpers really geeky and nerdy....LMAO
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        • #5
          This is the worst support group I ever joined.
          "You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me, it's a full time job."
          – Lt. Bromhead to Prince Dabulamanzi before the Battle of Rorke's Drift.

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          • #6
            Live Roleplay. Ha! Well... thats just.... sorry speechless. You're an uber geek.

            Thanks Vern, that is funny.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shanerozzell View Post
              Live Roleplay. Ha! Well... thats just.... sorry speechless. You're an uber geek.
              Is this it? Am I stained by this for the rest of my life? Do I never get to pay my debt to society?
              "You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me, it's a full time job."
              – Lt. Bromhead to Prince Dabulamanzi before the Battle of Rorke's Drift.

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              • #8
                Admitting your problem is the first step to recovery but you'll always be tarnished with the LARPER tag. Just take it one at at a time. For future reference this is the pecking order of geek-dom.
                1. Fans of "The Big Bang Theory"
                2. Star Wars Fans
                3. Trekkies
                4. RPG'ers
                5. mini painters
                6. Sculptors
                7. Accountants
                8. Surveyors
                9. LARPERS

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                • #9
                  I was conned into a couple of sessions of larping back at uni and left pretty sharpish. I got told off for trying to be too "realistic" in my fighting style i.e. taking a swing to get some force behind the blow. Apparently they all just tap each other as fast as possible, presumably to stop it hurting and lessen the chance of parrying. If you were up against a big hairy viking with real swords and you tried to fight like that he'd just laugh as he spilt your innards all over the carpet.

                  I kept the sword which is pretty cool but I won't use it for larping ever again. I'd have done proper historical re-enactment but I couldn't get to any of the local ones.
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                  • #10
                    To my eternal shame I have also done once, but I'm not at a stage where I can admit it....ooops!

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                    • #11
                      Never done, have friends that love it. Prefer pen and paper myself.

                      As for how to swing a sword, undave ..... being someone who knows some swordplay it really depends on the type of sword and if your opponent is armored or not. A scymitar is all about speed against unarmored opponents, a claymore is all about getting through plate mail in one powerful swing.
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                      • #12
                        So do I, to an extent. Larp fighting is more like playing tag with a stick than real combat. Fencing swords are usually about speed and the tip of the weapon but you aren't allowed to make stabbing actions in larp because of the rod inside the latex blade. This being the case all larp sword fighting is about using the edge of the blade. What you're supposed to do is swing as if you mean it and pull the blow at the last instant so you don't wallop your target. Unfortunately not many people do it like that as it's too easy for your opponent to avoid the blow. Instead they just try and dart the blade past their opponent's defences to score a fencing style "touch." Add in the fact that the latex is many times lighter than the real thing and that you wouldn't be able to move it in the same way and it just gets silly. I was trying to block and swing as if we were using heavier broadswords and got very dead very quickly.

                        I have a mate who does both larping and dark age re-enactment, he's the guy who got hit skwar in the nuts by a throwing spear at the Hastings do a few years back. It's funny to watch how differently he uses his larp sword and his re-enactment weapon. Even he admits that he wouldn't do a thing to anyone if he tried to larp someone to death.

                        I'm sure there are people who get a lot of enjoyment out of it but I like a bit more reality in my fantasy.
                        Last edited by Undave; 04-11-2011, 05:22 pm.
                        "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area" - UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer
                        "I think they should all be topless, they're just more fun that way" - Vegascat
                        "I once hit a guy in the face with a crap" - NeatPete
                        "The doctor put me on a course of placebos," said the lady in the straw hat. "But I don't take them. I'm saving them all up for a mock suicide attempt."
                        "Unleash a rancid potpourri of lunacy!" - Games Workshop Website.
                        "I used to be Sheogorath but I took an arrow to the knee."

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                        • #13
                          Donna says you all are WRONG! LARPing is NOT the lowest of the low. But she doesn't say what is. My view is this. anything that will get my son and his friends out from in front of the Xbox in the fresh air and moving about has to be a good thing. And I majored in costuming in college so I also aprove of that part of it as well. All in all...nothing wrong with LARPing.
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                          • #14
                            ... right, so I'm the only one who suffered abuse about this ... partly from someone who then came out of the closet himself ...

                            So unfair, I'm going to my room.
                            "You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me, it's a full time job."
                            – Lt. Bromhead to Prince Dabulamanzi before the Battle of Rorke's Drift.

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                            • #15
                              I've done lots of historical sword play, mainly rapier following the fabris, Longsword by Talhoffer, 1.33 (sword and buckler) and lichtenauer sword. Moderrn fencing is closer to small sword, than any other sword form. The sword forms used in LARP and re enactment won't be true sword forms, though those used in re enactment will be basic sword cuts and blocks.

                              And yes LARPing is on the bottom rung of the gaming list.....
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                              Ryan Dancey, Vice President of Wizards of the Coast, believed that TSR failed because of "...a near total inability to listen to its customers, hear what they were saying, and make changes to make those customers happy."

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