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Larp/ Larp general Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)20:09 UTC+1 No.7689044 Report

Welcome to the larp thread V2.0 feels edition!
Here we will discuss Feels and euro Vs. american larps as normal!

so aside from those two Post;

When your next larp is:

any new gear acquisition:

What you would like your dream kit to be:

larps you look forward to attending in the future(not necessarily your next larp) and what you hope to expect.

have fun! and remember, your here forever!
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)20:11 UTC+1 No.7689049 Report
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>>7689044Also, does...
>>7689044
Also, does anyone happen to have any mid-evil shoe or boot patterns and what would you suggest for a sole, if the shoe was to be used in combat. i dont necessarily want to be mr.slip and slide
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Ontariofag 07/16/14(Wed)20:39 UTC+1 No.7689118 Report
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Pictures didn't come out...
Pictures didn't come out as well as I would've liked, but Ill pick through them and post the good ones from the wedding.

Pic is Her Grace Adrielle Kerrec, Dutchess of Ealdormere doing.. something within the crowd as we wait for the ceremony to start.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/16/14(Wed)20:47 UTC+1 No.7689145 Report

>>7689049
I've thought about this, and my current idea is to buy an inexpensive pair of shoes (thrif tstore?) with sturdy and unassuming soles. Remove the uppers and then attach your turn-shoe or other style of shoe to this.

It would be best to work with a pair of shoes where the upper is stitched to the sole like some boots or sandals are.

>turnshoe pattern.

>>7689118
>Pictures didn't come out as well as I would've liked, but Ill pick through them and post the good ones from the wedding.
>Pic is Her Grace Adrielle Kerrec, Dutchess of Ealdormere doing.. something within the crowd as we wait for the ceremony to start.
Isn't that always the case. Your duchess is rather elegant and I love the dagging on her dress (cloak?) and how well it matches the points on her crown! More pictures please.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/16/14(Wed)20:48 UTC+1 No.7689153 Report
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>>7689145Dropped the...
>>7689145
Dropped the pattern, here it is.
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Ontariofag 07/16/14(Wed)20:51 UTC+1 No.7689161 Report
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>>7689145I believe it is...
>>7689145
I believe it is part of the dress where as the green is an undershirt. And yes she is, her and her husband(Sir Nigel Underwood) try their best to be as historically accurate as possible, and she is a very nice lady.

That could just be me and having an odd sort of liking towards her due to her being Queen when I joined.

In other news, kids being adorable!
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Ontariofag 07/16/14(Wed)21:01 UTC+1 No.7689182 Report
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>>7689161The bride being...
>>7689161
The bride being handed off.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:04 UTC+1 No.7689186 Report
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>>7689044>When your...
>>7689044
>When your next larp is:
Technically two weeks from now. Drachenfest. Although this weekend we go out with the group to a local con to promote larping

>any new gear acquisition:
just acquired ten ~45 cm long black ostrich feather for my helmet, probably won't put all of it on the helmet, but who knows? I will get my LK shirt tomorrow, the doublet and hose next week if everything goes right. This friday I will also get my side-pouch-bag-whatever-thingie

>What you would like your dream kit to be:
not excatly a dream kit but the basis of my LK clothing, although with a lot of modification
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Ontariofag 07/16/14(Wed)21:05 UTC+1 No.7689189 Report
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>>7689182The...
>>7689182
The hand-fasting ceremony, before the rope.
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Ontariofag 07/16/14(Wed)21:07 UTC+1 No.7689196 Report

>>7689189
The newly-weds standing together, I was a dolt and didn't get any good pictures of the stuff everyone wants to see, that being the kissing and the like
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Ontariofag 07/16/14(Wed)21:08 UTC+1 No.7689198 Report

>>7689196
aaand dude playing a dulcimer
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German larpfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:17 UTC+1 No.7689212 Report

>>7689044
>When your next larp is
Drachenfest in two weeks

>any new gear acquisition
not technically gear, but I bought a few meters of Dupion silk that I intent to make into a new robe come spare time

>What you would like your dream kit to be
a proper Song Dynasty outfit, including full armor, I think, though there's other dreams as well...
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)21:18 UTC+1 No.7689213 Report

>>7689145
see, i was thinking about that as well, but attatching everything would make it less sturdy, so that the leather must rely on the shoe itself, i was thinking of having two layers of leather, with the bottom layer studded with copper rivets, like cleats. only problem with that is the clicky clacky and hardwood floors
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:22 UTC+1 No.7689226 Report

>>7689212
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYAamL9La6M
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German larpfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:29 UTC+1 No.7689238 Report

>>7689226
good old blue...probably my first or second choice if I wasn't in Chaos.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:32 UTC+1 No.7689243 Report

>>7689238
do you guys have a separate chaos tavern/inn? maybe I will try to visit all the taverns/inns during the game
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German larpfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:37 UTC+1 No.7689256 Report

>>7689243
yeah I think we will have a small tavern again. But if it is as in recent years it will be BYO because afaik proper taverns (as in the ones that sell drinks) need a permit from the organizers which is only worth it if you are running a real business.
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)21:44 UTC+1 No.7689276 Report

>>7689256
>>7689243
you guys better take shittons of pictures at drachen. and stories, i want epic glorious stories.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:46 UTC+1 No.7689282 Report

>>7689256
I don't want to be shitfaced. I just want to drink something at every tavern... or start a brawl. whichever is funnier at the moment
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:48 UTC+1 No.7689285 Report

>>7689276
I took a fuckton of pics last year and plan to do it again, although I only do it with my phone and it's battery are kind of shit now. Also I take shitty pictures too...
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)21:55 UTC+1 No.7689310 Report

>>7689285
why are bandanas so common at larps?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)21:59 UTC+1 No.7689320 Report

>>7689310
It's the Blue camp, strong pirate theme and all.
Can anyone tell me about the new player-run camps outside of the Orks and the Landsknechte? I heard they added a Viking/Celt/Tribal one recently, is that true?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:59 UTC+1 No.7689323 Report

>>7689310
I was in the blue camp and blue camp has a fuckton of pirates.
So the proper question is: why there is so much pirates in the water themed freedom camp?
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Scottish LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)21:59 UTC+1 No.7689324 Report

Chainmail I ordered should arrive tomorrow. Haven't went for the really good stuff for my first set, going for mostly butted 9mm steel chain that has riveted armpits.
Just in time for Empire in 9 days time!
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:00 UTC+1 No.7689328 Report

>>7689320
tribal camp they had since... forever? but at least three years or so I heard form the captain of the guards as they go there every year to get their asses handled.
But there is a new Harbourquarter which is basically mercenaries all the way
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German larpfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:02 UTC+1 No.7689331 Report

>>7689282
well I think both can be arranged

>>7689320
You mean the Dorf der Stämme? They've been around for a few years. Main influence is Celts I'd guees. They have an awesome feast every year.
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)22:04 UTC+1 No.7689335 Report

>>7689324
hey man, ill hook yah up. i just got this, and its fucking fantastic, all the rings are either solid, or riveted, super super sturdy, which really surprised me considering the price was so low, probably due to the fact some of the rings are just fabricated washer type things(which is awesome because they wont split) and that also technically makes it historically accurate. they have tons of selection, the only problem with them is shipping is a bitch, and they also take a Ridiculously long time to make it. took me like 6 weeks to get mine.

http://allbeststuff.com/c-medieval-chainmail-armor/Flat-Riveted-Chain-Mail-Shirt/Medieval-Chainmaille-Flat-Riveted-with-Alternate-Solid-Shirt-Medium
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)22:06 UTC+1 No.7689340 Report

>>7689328
My last DF was like 5 years ago or so, bear with me here. I only know that the LK camp exists because a friend was part of it recently and that the Ork camp was remade after the OHL didn't organise it anymore.
Harbour quarter sounds interesting though, doesn't that kind of conflict with the Blue camp's theme? Or are they associated with them?
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Scottish LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:11 UTC+1 No.7689350 Report

>>7689335

A lot of Indian made chain has been failing safety checks at Empire due to it being badly made and cutting/scratching folk on sharp edges. Thanks though
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)22:14 UTC+1 No.7689355 Report

>>7689350
indian made, yes definitely, the customer service dudes name was niten. i havent come across any sharp edges and whatnot yet though. i didn't really think of it, or look for it though, so i suppose ill keep it in mind. thanks.

ALSO, if you havent worn chain before, be prepaired to eat so much shit. the extra weight coupled with the fact it shifts throws you off balance alot in the beginning. atleast for me.
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Scottish LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:17 UTC+1 No.7689362 Report

>>7689355
Worn my friends chain before, didn't seem too bad. Decided to finally get my own.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:20 UTC+1 No.7689370 Report

>>7689340
it's a blue camp spinoff, for people who don't want to be part of the big flag thingy
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)22:23 UTC+1 No.7689378 Report

>>7689362
damn, guess i just have like 0 balance.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:25 UTC+1 No.7689389 Report

>>7689378
belts help distributing the weight. Also if you tailor it to yourself to better fit that helps too. I even slept in chainmails without much problem. And when I say I slept in chainmail I mean that I wore a chainmail on my bare skin hidden under my cloths because fuck any would be assassin
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/16/14(Wed)22:27 UTC+1 No.7689393 Report

http://www.ravenews.ca/en/read/2014/july/15/

LARP not even once
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:29 UTC+1 No.7689398 Report

>>7689393
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)22:29 UTC+1 No.7689401 Report

>>7689355
You did wear a belt with it, right? If you don't do that, all the weight rests on your shoulders which usually results in being thrown off-balance as you move around.
>>7689370
Neat, but is it just me or do the camps that don't directly participate in the contest increase all the time? It's like half of them aren't directly involved anymore.
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Shea550 07/16/14(Wed)22:31 UTC+1 No.7689405 Report

>>7689389
i wore a belt, but i suppose its because i fight with a spear, and have to extend to reach targets further down the line. i don't know. its a bit better now that ive worn it a couple of times. also hell yeah, chain is actually really comfy,
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:31 UTC+1 No.7689407 Report

>>7689401
dunno I only started to go Drachenfest last year, and I don't speak german. At all. So my informations are kind of limited.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/16/14(Wed)22:38 UTC+1 No.7689423 Report

meanwhile....
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)23:13 UTC+1 No.7689519 Report

So yeah, I was the guy from the previous thread who's going to be at Bico 2015. I think I'm going to ask for some DIY stuff. For example, How could I go on about etching metal? I have a dremel and I know there's some etching heads, just don't know if they work on steel/aluminium and brass. I'd like to also learn how to make my own coat of plates kinda like the one pictured. I have good access to metal sheets of any kind, mainly alluminium. Would it work well? What kind of leather should I go for, and where to get it, most importantly. Also, any good site with lots of DIY larp resources? I changed my mind with the kit and I'm going with something more plain, like the pic. Found a pretty good german site for LARP weapons but the armor pieces are kinda meh. Still gonna order the chainmaile hauberk from them.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/16/14(Wed)23:17 UTC+1 No.7689530 Report

>>7689519
Can't go wrong with a chainmail.

A chainmail and a helmet it's pretty much all you really need.

Everything is extra (but usefull extra)
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/16/14(Wed)23:38 UTC+1 No.7689594 Report

>>7689519
aaaaalso...

if you are going with the Saint-Sepulchre (or anyone in the True Faith)

Know that we mostly have an crusader
XI to XIII Century look , so it may help you finding image for inspiration for your costume.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)00:00 UTC+1 No.7689649 Report

>>7689594
I have dozens of Osprey Men-At-Arms books, so I've plenty of stuff to look into. A lot of the stuff I find is truly inspiring, then I look at my wallet and... Pic related, my dream kit. Too bad nobody except some extremely expensive shop makes visored sugarloaf helmets. Guess I could just go with a mail coif and random bascinet. Also, dat Cuir Boulli cuirass ;_;
Anyways, Saint Sepulchre's colors are white and turquoise, right?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/17/14(Thu)00:14 UTC+1 No.7689688 Report

>>7689649
yep

But some guys ''newcomers'' wear black .

it's a small guild but if you like to play the chivalrous white knigth, it's for you

funny thing is... the saint-sepulchre (juste like the Saint reliquaire) are guilds that were formed by ex knigth templars at bicolline.

(that explain why aldebert know about our ways of dealing with infidels and disaprove them)

The saint reliquaire is a friendly guild that wanted to have a bretonian look, they left the templars in good therm and as a parting gift some of them got offered a land and a title .

pic kinda related ; a dude from the Saint-Reliquaire about to chop another dude arm
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)00:19 UTC+1 No.7689703 Report

InB4 more sad clown stories. Any one else strangely looking forward to them now?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/17/14(Thu)00:27 UTC+1 No.7689723 Report

>>7689703
we should proably not start the sad clown stories.
It's only gonna end in ''the wild hunt'' territory

plus... woman in larp are what they are... and we all have sad stories about them.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/17/14(Thu)01:19 UTC+1 No.7689841 Report

>>7689723
on a happier subject

This is gonna be a great year at bicolline !
a lot of new constuction (including the Vinier's construction , the vinier tent has always been a nice chilling spot, so now that it's a construction it's gonna be a lot better when it rains

protip; there is no week without any rain at bico
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Gropey_the_clown 07/17/14(Thu)02:40 UTC+1 No.7690068 Report

>>7689044
>When your next larp is:
Not counting unofficial events or parties? Dunno. Probably the SCA event Bacon Wars.

>any new gear acquisition:
Still waiting on my damn helmet... Otherwise, making a fancier bender (simple day shade). New one will have cornered edges, and im woodburning vines into the poles. Pic related, my $40 quicky.

>What you would like your dream kit to be:
Almost done with it. 15thC In Modo Antiquo "Heroic" kit.

>larps you look forward to attending in the future(not necessarily your next larp) and what you hope to expect.

Aside from bacon wars and getting LS&DT back on track? I dunno. Been rather cosumed by life as of late.

>have fun! and remember, your here forever!
You have no idea. You're still fresh meat.

You'll learn soon enough.
>>7689703
So there was once and orphaned puppy with cancer...

>>7689723
>it's only gonna end in ''the wild hunt'' territory
God damn, I fucking love that movie's ending...

>>7689841
Happiness is a fantasy that we'll never really find, but at least we can make believe in our games..
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)03:04 UTC+1 No.7690113 Report

>>7690068
>So there was once and orphaned puppy with cancer...

You're not very funny for a clown.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)03:05 UTC+1 No.7690116 Report

>>7690113
He's "hammering nails into face" type of clown.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)03:16 UTC+1 No.7690134 Report

>>7689212
>Song Dynasty

Goddamnit, I want to make a set of lamellar or even interlocking plate armour so badly but I think I'd go insane attaching all those tiny pieces to each other, and the cost would probably be astronomical as well.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/17/14(Thu)04:31 UTC+1 No.7690254 Report

>>7690068
>Happiness is a fantasy that we'll never really find, but at least we can make believe in our games..

I have created so many different persona, what if some of these character are now a part of me?

>>7690113
here is a joke

A king used to get depressed a lot and asked is finest jeweler to craft for him a jewel so beutiful that it would make him forget about how life can be horrible.

the jeweler crafted him a simple golden ring with the inscription ''this too will pass'' , the kind understood the inscription and thanked the jeweler.

everytime he felt down he looked at his ring and cheered up because....this too would pass.

One day as he was laying in bed with a lovely lady , touched her with his hand and saw the ring ''this too will pass'' , during great nigth of drinking he help up is glass in the air to toast and saw the ring ''this too will pass'' .
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)05:57 UTC+1 No.7690462 Report

Does anyone know anything about ancient Greek larps dealing with the mythology or anything like that I can't really find much?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/17/14(Thu)09:52 UTC+1 No.7690843 Report

>>7689519
https://picasaweb.google.com/maillor101010/PatternsAndStuff
this might be useful

also etching metal with the right etching head is not a problem.

You will find in the link a howto for a brigandine, coat of plates are like that but waaay more simple. You use bigger plates and cover less surface, probably you can figure it out. aluminium could work as long as you use it just for larping, about the leather whatever you want, but probably you wouldn't want to go under 1mm thickness.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)15:16 UTC+1 No.7691124 Report

>>7690843
>https://picasaweb.google.com/maillor101010/PatternsAndStuff
Thanks a lot!
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Shea550 07/17/14(Thu)18:29 UTC+1 No.7691363 Report

>>7690843
you could also always try acid etching. its really easy. just print the picture and place it on the metal, put salt water over it, and then run a current through it. or something like that.
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Ontariofag 07/17/14(Thu)19:15 UTC+1 No.7691438 Report

>>7690068
Gropey stahp with the sad, do as the plastic animatronic fish says and be happy.
>>7690113
You ever here about The Great Clown Pagliacci?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/17/14(Thu)19:42 UTC+1 No.7691485 Report

>>7691438
>You ever here about The Great Clown Pagliacci?
Mon negro!


Also i am sadly not going to the Fallout-esque Larp anymore.
After seeing some pictures wich were not very interesting to look at.
And the fact that there is a Gn de Guerre the same weekend.


Pic unrelated it is a Injun in a larp that i was invited so many time but did not go... now this larp is over and i feel kinda bad.
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Shea550 07/17/14(Thu)19:55 UTC+1 No.7691509 Report

>>7691485
thats pretty cool actualy. you should have gone.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/17/14(Thu)20:42 UTC+1 No.7691604 Report

>>7691509
I know
i even have a nice gentlemen entrepreneur costume.

The thing is there were complications because there was 2 farwest larp at the same time
Rué vers l'or = Goldrush ; a steampunk farwest larp
Conquete de l'ouest = Conquest of the west ; an historical larp with a touch of subtle paranormal

The thing is it all started as only one larp and i was friend with the dudes organising it , when they had different views on what to do they split up and sadly people prefered to go to the steampunk one because

1- steampunk bring more females
2- females bring more dudes

Pic kinda related, me and the whore i paid to look at other players cards when the larp was still only one group.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)21:28 UTC+1 No.7691713 Report

Anyone know a good place to get some good chainmail that will not break bank and lead me into prostituion?
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Shea550 07/17/14(Thu)22:27 UTC+1 No.7691809 Report

>>7691604
lolnice.

>>7691713
i posted one above. it only costed me a few hundred. ive fought in it a few times now and i havent had any rings split or pop. its pretty nice quality, especially for the price. but apparently indian made maille is bad or something. but i havent noticed it so far, and im extremely happy with it. the only problems i had with it, are shipping is retarded expensive, and it takes FOREVER for them to ship it to you. took mine like 6 weeks. so worth it though
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Scottish LARPfag 07/17/14(Thu)22:36 UTC+1 No.7691830 Report

>>7691713
Where are you based?
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Scottish LARPfag 07/17/14(Thu)22:44 UTC+1 No.7691841 Report

>>7691830
This arrived today, came to around £100 with shipping, and arrived from Germany to the UK in a week.
Butted 9mm Steel, with riveted armpits. Weights 12Kg.
Got it from here: https://www.mytholon.com//product_info.php?products_id=3757&cPath=&osCsid=4eeb90c8b9185fef0edc5f5efe09e6e1
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)22:54 UTC+1 No.7691855 Report

>>7691841
Not the guy you're answering to buuuut... Isn't butted (assuming you don't mean butted AND welded) chainmaille pretty frail in comparison to both welded (cheap-ish, non-accurate but sturdy) and riveted chainmaille (costs a kidney, accurate and sturdy)? I'm planning to buy a long sleeved hauberk and I think I will go with welded, but I'm not sure the one I intend to buy (from a german LARP store too, probably even the same site) is welded or butted. I should probably ask them in a mail.
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Scottish LARPfag 07/17/14(Thu)23:02 UTC+1 No.7691866 Report

>>7691855
Riveted will always last longer and look nicer than butted maille, howvere I have friends who are long time LARPers who have had a decent butted set for a while and they have only lost a few rings over the years.
Badly made butted will just shed links, especially around the armpits, that's why I went for a set that had riveted armpits.
Can't comment on welded stuff, as I have never seen any for sale or anyone wear a set.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)23:02 UTC+1 No.7691867 Report

>>7691855
Correction, the one I intend to buy is made by EpicArmoury. If that too is butted, well fuck it, It's not like I don't have all ready and set to do my own butted hauberk. Wire-spinning thing, steel saw and everything.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)23:02 UTC+1 No.7691868 Report

>>7691841
>>7691866
Not to sound like a dick here, but you know of Mytholon's iffy reputation, right?.
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Scottish LARPfag 07/17/14(Thu)23:06 UTC+1 No.7691872 Report

>>7691868
As far as I have seen they had iffy rep a few yers back, but there more recent stuff is better.

In saying that, this is a first set of chain to tide me over till i can justify the expense of a decent set of riveted. I will only be using it for 4 events a year. Last event I wore my friends chain for roughly 3 hours over a 4 day event, so it's not as if it's going to be taking a complete beating.
This is purely the cheap option since I have an event in a weeks time, and can't afford to dump £300+ on chain yet :D
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)23:16 UTC+1 No.7691883 Report

>>7691872
I thought that too, especially as they had bought Wolfsknopf and Hammerkunst years back... Well, there's a reason we still call it Mülltolon.

Let's hope you're lucky with the shirt, sometimes they do manage to put out decent stuff. If you're looking for a new one at some point, check out the Zeughaus, they tend to have nice riveted maille for around £200 (also in aluminium if you're lazy).
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Scottish LARPfag 07/17/14(Thu)23:19 UTC+1 No.7691889 Report

>>7691883
Cheers!
Yeah got Zeughaus on my favourites for LARP shopping. Hell, if I get a year out of the armour without any major problems then I'll be happy enough.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)00:42 UTC+1 No.7692012 Report

>>7691830
Tx, U.S & A sorry for the time delay I'm planing to get chain-mail so when I start going to a lot of ren fairs through the year in my state.

I'm planning to put EVA foam to replace and make it LOOK like I'm wearing plate armor on top of the mail because of my tight budget.

Also I'm new so bare with me.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:06 UTC+1 No.7692070 Report

>>7691713
>>7692012
Aw shit, never thought I'd see a fellow Texasfag in one of these threads.

Which area?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:14 UTC+1 No.7692088 Report

I am pretty interested in later medieval garb. I want to restart a mercenary company - while it wont be possible to go all landsknecht, we want to be more flashy and fashionable than the typical medieval grunts with two colored tabard.

So I am interested in stuff that fits the bill as inspiration.

Pic related, even though I would pic more striking colours for our group.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:26 UTC+1 No.7692110 Report

>>7692070
Near Laredo if that helps lol I went to the Houston and Ingleside ren fair
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:32 UTC+1 No.7692128 Report

>>7692088
That looks taticool as fuck
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/18/14(Fri)04:41 UTC+1 No.7692560 Report

>>7692128
some guilds making new building at bico ...it would be great if everyone stoped constructing THIS EXACT type of building all the time
still...it's pretty good looking also
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/18/14(Fri)08:08 UTC+1 No.7692899 Report

>>7692560
it's 3 in the morning and i'm wearing my armor...what is wrong with me ?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:09 UTC+1 No.7692905 Report

>>7692899
It's okay. I walk around my house with my arms.

I don't think orcs or highwaymen will be breaking down my doors but it never hurts.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/18/14(Fri)08:13 UTC+1 No.7692915 Report

>>7692905

What kind of peaceful country you live in?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:17 UTC+1 No.7692924 Report

>>7692915
The quiet Kingdom of Suburbia.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)10:29 UTC+1 No.7693060 Report

>>7692560
Eh, timber framing used to be ubiquitous back then, at least where I live, I can see why people use it a lot for something like that..
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/18/14(Fri)10:34 UTC+1 No.7693067 Report

>>7693060
still..i'd like to see some Chaumières.
After all we still are french .

But yeah...i do get how easier it is to construct (and on the wallet) with timber framing but have plywood walls .

Pic related: a chaumière
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)11:00 UTC+1 No.7693082 Report

>>7693067
Thing is, Bicolline's buildings are supposed to be a city, no? Timber-framing was almost as common in French cites as it was in here in Germany, that is to say, fucking everywhere. The only area where it wasn't common was the southeast, around Provence and dirt-poor parts of the country.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/18/14(Fri)11:02 UTC+1 No.7693083 Report

>>7693082
well..it's not big enough to be a city

it's at best a small town
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Shea550 07/18/14(Fri)17:07 UTC+1 No.7693393 Report

>>7693083
if i ever build a building there, it will be at the further reaches, and it will be part castle.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)17:17 UTC+1 No.7693405 Report

>>7693083
Ehh, they didn't even bother to caulk the plywood and just painted it white? That's pretty lazy.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)21:28 UTC+1 No.7693862 Report

>>7692128
>>7692088

Anybody with cool pics of tacticool, elegant mercenaries? Landsknecht-style-light....?
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Gropey_the_clown 07/19/14(Sat)02:02 UTC+1 No.7694411 Report

>>7693862
If you mean the psuedo-WWI Landsknect, I have none.

If you mean FABULOUS GERMAN MERCENARIES, I can help.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/19/14(Sat)02:08 UTC+1 No.7694422 Report

>>7694411
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Gropey_the_clown 07/19/14(Sat)02:10 UTC+1 No.7694426 Report

>>7694422
>I showed the bitch my codpiece.
>Bitches love codpieces
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Gropey_the_clown 07/19/14(Sat)02:18 UTC+1 No.7694433 Report

>>7694426
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/19/14(Sat)02:51 UTC+1 No.7694486 Report

>>7694433
This year this unit will suffer a lot

They declared war against the Kingdom of Haldorf

In other words...Big mistake

- Your best friend sister
- The Kingdom of Haldorf
- a sibling
- a child


What does all these things have in comon?

YOU DONT FUCK WITH THEM EVER
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Gropey_the_clown 07/19/14(Sat)03:10 UTC+1 No.7694505 Report

>>7694486

>- Your best friend sister

Whats wrong with that?
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)03:36 UTC+1 No.7694545 Report

>>7694433
Frou to go with the Landsknecht
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Gropey_the_clown 07/19/14(Sat)03:39 UTC+1 No.7694549 Report

>>7694545
There is just something about women in late15th/early 16thC that gets my motor running...
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)03:42 UTC+1 No.7694551 Report

>>7694549
You have a thing for women wearing hats/coifs that look like giant mushrooms?
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Gropey_the_clown 07/19/14(Sat)03:43 UTC+1 No.7694554 Report

>>7694551
Because this is a blue board, we'll go with that.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)03:56 UTC+1 No.7694578 Report

>>7694554
I figured it was something like that.

I assume you are familiar with this site, but I just came across it and I might be interesting landsknecht enthusiasts.

http://www.landsknecht.org/
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)05:29 UTC+1 No.7694770 Report

>>7694545
Any more kampfrou?
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:29 UTC+1 No.7694772 Report

I actually have a question now. My birthday is coming up and I am putting together a list (as requested by friends and family) and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good belt knife that won't break the bank?
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:33 UTC+1 No.7694781 Report

>>7694770
Hmm lemme see. I have quite a bit of more uptown frou.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:36 UTC+1 No.7694787 Report

>>7694781
a bit less frou-frou
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:42 UTC+1 No.7694798 Report

>>7694787
always a good one
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:43 UTC+1 No.7694802 Report

>>7694798
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:46 UTC+1 No.7694808 Report

>>7694802
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:49 UTC+1 No.7694812 Report

>>7694808
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:50 UTC+1 No.7694813 Report

>>7694812
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:52 UTC+1 No.7694818 Report

>>7694813
and a man, because we can't let Gropes have all of the fun.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:54 UTC+1 No.7694823 Report

>>7694818
And another guy who's slashed landsknecht gear is just awesomely ridiculous.

Most of the pictures I found at the landsknecht.org site, there are buckets more if you care to wade through them.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)05:55 UTC+1 No.7694825 Report

>>7694823
ugh, dropped pic.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)05:57 UTC+1 No.7694830 Report

I can appreciate fancy men and cocks as much as the next person of that persuasion, but codpieces just make me nauseous
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)06:03 UTC+1 No.7694834 Report

>>7694823
>>7694825
This guy's also on dA: http://ring-a-ding.deviantart.com/gallery/
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)06:05 UTC+1 No.7694837 Report

>>7694830
>but codpieces just make me nauseous
If the smell of sweaty dick and fabric/metal doesn't turn you on, you're living your life wrong.

Period.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)07:33 UTC+1 No.7694951 Report

>>7694486
you forgot my fries. bitch try to take my fries, fuckin loses a hand.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)07:37 UTC+1 No.7694956 Report

>>7694772
what are you looking for? a pocket knife, fixed blade. what do you want to use it for? simple chores like opening boxes, cutting food, maybe cutting some rope? if you want modern and a pocket knife, either get benchmade or spyderco. If you want something fix blade and modern, for really cheap. get a mora, if you want something period-ish, and still really cheap, get "this" mora

http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Classic-Handle-Utility-2-9-Inch/dp/B00653996C/ref=pd_sim_sg_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=07Z9HCYSSCTPJMJRTXAZ

its carbon steel to itll rust easy, take care of it. If you want something TRULY, period, i suggest you get one from a custom maker, they have plenty of different style knives from 50bucks to 700 bucks.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/19/14(Sat)09:02 UTC+1 No.7695037 Report

>>7694951
We...would never be friend.

I have a saying : ''Stolen fries taste better''
or ''Frite volées à bien meilleur goût''
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/19/14(Sat)09:10 UTC+1 No.7695042 Report

>>7695037
Like you never choked on a big dick rigth!?

are you talking to yourself^

yes..i do! as a matter of fact i do!

is this like...a photo bump^

maybe , you know i<m not even sure what the fuck i am doing
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/19/14(Sat)09:22 UTC+1 No.7695056 Report

>>7695042

I hope i<ll not show my dick to a random guild this year... but i know iM<m gonna do it anywys

memo to the gutyt hta tgo to bvico in 2015 you will see a lot of dick but alos tits fuck ta face mangeux dgraine
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)10:02 UTC+1 No.7695069 Report

>>7695056
Go home frenadian, You're drunk.
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Shea550 07/19/14(Sat)17:44 UTC+1 No.7695462 Report

>>7695069
thats what i was thinking
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Ontariofag 07/19/14(Sat)22:29 UTC+1 No.7696031 Report

>>7694813
So which one are you?
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Caer Adamnt Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)23:43 UTC+1 No.7696163 Report

>>7696031
Neither, I haven't made any German garb yet, although it's on my list. Both a kampfrou and a fancier dress. Partly because I have German descent on my Mother's side of the family.

I am unlikely to ever self post on /cgl/, I have once or twice in larp threads on /tg/
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Caer Adamnt Lolita 07/19/14(Sat)23:46 UTC+1 No.7696170 Report

>>7694956
Just noticed this. I'm looking for a fixed blade one that is period-ish, the one you posted looks nice, but I don't really like the modern maker's mark on that one.

I might end up trading for one.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:48 UTC+1 No.7696248 Report

So how do I start Larping? Mostly I would like a beginners introduction this seems very interesting to get into.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:52 UTC+1 No.7696252 Report

>>7696248
First question, as usual: Where do you live?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:54 UTC+1 No.7696264 Report

>>7696252
Southern California
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)00:59 UTC+1 No.7696275 Report

So, I want to make Iorveth. I'm thinking 10 ounce leather for the chest armor (already bought two hides), but I'm lost when it comes to fabric choices, best chainmail supplier (pre-fabricated, time is precious to me), and appropriate leather for the shoes and bracers.

Any input is appreciated, LARP bros. :)
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)01:13 UTC+1 No.7696300 Report

>>7696163
Ah my bad, I assumed because the file was called "Me"

On that note I really do need to get more garb together, especially if I ever plan on doing more then day trips, all I have is a single pair of pants and the one tunic.
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)01:20 UTC+1 No.7696313 Report

>>7696275
I'd say for the green areas probably cotton or linen, If you don't plan on quilting it like what the character has then I would go for linen as it breathes better. Most definitely use linen for the head wrap.

As for the boots and gloves, best bet would probably be deer skin, just dye it a bit of a darker colour.

If Caer Adamant Lolita says anything listen to her, she would know better then I.
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Shea550 07/20/14(Sun)02:23 UTC+1 No.7696408 Report

>>7696275
youll only need half of a hide if that for the chest armor, and 10oz will work fine. for the bracers, 10oz will also work, but for the shoes i would try for something arround 3-5oz leather(excluding the sole) i cant help with fabric though.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/20/14(Sun)02:40 UTC+1 No.7696432 Report

>>7694781
>>7694787
>>7694798
>>7694802
>>7694808
>>7694812
>>7694813
>>7694818
>>7694825
>>7694834
Unf.

>>7694830
>codpieces just make me nauseous
Why so?

>>7696170
>I might end up trading for one.

No you won't. Email me your address. I have a knife and pick set you an have that will run the gammut of 14 to 17thC. Pic related. Link is here http://www.therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1400.html

I have like, four of them, as people get them for me as a gift all the time. I'll happily pass on the usefulness.
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)02:45 UTC+1 No.7696447 Report

>>7696432
Can.. Can I possibly get in on this too? It'd be fine if you'd rather not, as I may end up making myself a set that is not as fancy, one of these days.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/20/14(Sun)02:49 UTC+1 No.7696457 Report

>>7696447
Sure, but I thought you were going with an earlier period. If you are, I am sure I can scrounge something earlier styled in my bucket-o-knives.
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)02:51 UTC+1 No.7696461 Report

>>7696457
True that, I am going with 9thC Danish, if that is any help.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/20/14(Sun)03:02 UTC+1 No.7696483 Report

>>7696461
How about a Danish foldekniv? I got a couple, and the seax influence is still very obvious.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/20/14(Sun)03:03 UTC+1 No.7696486 Report

>>7696483
And closed.
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)03:07 UTC+1 No.7696493 Report

>>7696483
>>7696486
Looks good to me, what should I title the email so you know it's me?
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Gropey_the_clown 07/20/14(Sun)03:09 UTC+1 No.7696502 Report

>>7696493
The name of your barony.
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)03:13 UTC+1 No.7696511 Report

>>7696502
Gotcha, Thanks a bunch Mr.Clown.
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)03:37 UTC+1 No.7696555 Report

>>7696502
Did you get it?
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Shea550 07/20/14(Sun)04:02 UTC+1 No.7696598 Report

why gropey why.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/20/14(Sun)04:56 UTC+1 No.7696687 Report

>>7696555
Just replied.

>>7696598
Why what?
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Caer Adamnt Lolita 07/20/14(Sun)05:12 UTC+1 No.7696702 Report

>>7696275
Hmm well it would depend on if you are planing on wearing it for cosplay or larping. For larping I would suggest all natural fibers (due to heat/cold factor). For cosplay you could get away with less expensive fabric with more texture (texture good!).

Larping: Pretty much wool or linen for both green tunic thing and brown vest thing. Although the vest looks like it could be suede as well?

For cosplay any sort of heavy (non-shiney, non-cheap looking) fabric could work. Based on the texture of the green I would go with a finely waled cor dory or an upholstery weight velvet (which is far coarser then other velvet). Some roughed up canvas would work too. The brown vest really looks like suede to me, so you could use a faux suede or moleskin/peachskin (with the lining or interlining providing structure).

Either way you need to quilt the collar and skirt like portion of the tunic to make it stiff like that.

Also I would add a support to the green collar, maybe wire, rigilene boning. I like to use the plastic tubing they sell for ice makers in my hoopskirts. It's inexpensive and could work.

For the sash I would buy one of those inexpensive pashima scarves and add the red end and tassels. Will look so much more legit then something made of cotton.

And as a bonus here is my favorite tassel tutorial, it's easy and looks so much better then just folding and tieing a tassel.
http://loopylace.com/anniescrazyworld/?p=754

>>7696300
Oh that makes sense, I didn't notice the name when I saved it.

>>7696313
>If Caer Adamant Lolita says anything listen to her, she would know better then I.
Aww shucks, thanks.

>>7696432
>No you won't. Email me your address.
Thank you! That set looks wonderful. I'll send an e-mail right away. I've been meaning to send one about the Scungilli group.
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Caer Adamnt Lolita 07/20/14(Sun)05:16 UTC+1 No.7696710 Report

>>7696702
>Some roughed up canvas
Hmm I didn't really mean canvas, I more meant a bottom weight that wasn't woven super tightly.

>>7696598
Don't worry I'm still interested in the trade. I need to outfit more then just myself and I'm nearly always interested in mutually beneficial trades with other crafts persons. Plus I bet my blacksmith friend would be interested in seeing another's work.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)06:24 UTC+1 No.7696800 Report

>>7696313
>>7696408
>>7696702
>>7696710

Thanks a ton, everybody. :)
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/20/14(Sun)08:42 UTC+1 No.7696974 Report

>>7695069
>>7695462
>>7695056

How drunk was i this night ?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)08:48 UTC+1 No.7696983 Report

>tfw all these larp outfits and weapons are 10x's better and more accurate (even with fantasy elements) than anything in Australia.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:13 UTC+1 No.7697070 Report

>>7696983
Which part of Aus? Melbourne, imo, isn't as good as EU and Canada but better than US from what I've gathered from the previous larpthreads, might just be my larp though. There are a couple of guys I'd call EU tier, I'd consider my costume alright if I redid the bits I made with polar fleece (beginner mistake, I know).
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hungarian LARPfag 07/20/14(Sun)13:31 UTC+1 No.7697236 Report

blargh
got back from the local con and stuff like that. Got some pics too
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)14:53 UTC+1 No.7697318 Report

>>7696800
Any time, I may not be the most knowledgeable but I am learning myself and I figure it's only fair to pass on the little I do know.
>>7696974
Fairly
>>7696983
I would honestly say it's because we post the prettier stuff, no point in posting complete poo eh?
>>7697236
Sweet, Hungarian hugs.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)15:28 UTC+1 No.7697341 Report

>>7689198
Is that you messi?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)15:30 UTC+1 No.7697343 Report

>>7697341
He isn't choking enough to be Messi.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/20/14(Sun)15:36 UTC+1 No.7697347 Report

>>7697318
>Sweet, Hungarian hugs.
better than anything. Totally worth the money. I mean it HAS to be better, it's not free after all
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Ontariofag 07/20/14(Sun)16:34 UTC+1 No.7697399 Report

>>7697341
Who is this Messi? I just know that is a dude in my kingdom who plays the dulcimer quite well.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/20/14(Sun)17:25 UTC+1 No.7697452 Report

also, got my new pouch
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hungarian LARPfag 07/20/14(Sun)21:17 UTC+1 No.7697788 Report

bomp
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Scottish LARPfag 07/20/14(Sun)22:13 UTC+1 No.7697852 Report

>>7697452
Nice, I like.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:20 UTC+1 No.7697858 Report

>>7697452
>man trying to wear women's panties.jpg
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:42 UTC+1 No.7697883 Report

Hi everyone, I'm starting larping next month, but I feel a little lost. I will play a shaman, but I do not have a clue on how to start my costume, aside from the weapons. Any help from those more used to this?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)22:56 UTC+1 No.7697911 Report

Any larps in the Columbia Missouri area?

And I like to larp in a kilt and other various accessories, and like it when it swings up during a fast movement.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)23:11 UTC+1 No.7697927 Report

So I'm considering trying out LARPing, but I'm kind of hesitant because I feel like it's just too... nerdy. I'm an American and the game I am considering joining is uses boffer combat with called damage. Are my worries misplaced?
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)23:12 UTC+1 No.7697931 Report

>>7697927
>boffer combat with called damage
No, they're not.
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Kentish larpfag 07/21/14(Mon)02:10 UTC+1 No.7698218 Report

>>7696432
I dunno if you're aware, Your email is currently throwing out bot spam links.

>>7697883
Skulls, furs, feathers, layers, bones etc.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)02:13 UTC+1 No.7698224 Report

>>7689153
>picture for ants
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Gropey_the_clown 07/21/14(Mon)02:19 UTC+1 No.7698237 Report

>>7697883
Well, expand on your shaman. What kind of culture is he from? A Navajo shaman from 1800AD is much different from say, a Norwegian Shaman of 900AD, or a Amazonian Shaman of 2014AD. Even if its fantasy, you can give us a starting point.

>>7697927
Nope. Its one step away from stopping combat to roll dice.

>>7698218
Again? FUCK.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)02:53 UTC+1 No.7698294 Report

Yesterday i was at another guild court and a squire who was men at arm for 6 years got knighted and even cried a little bit, that was cute

Pic unrelated, thats how i like my larping wiminz
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)02:54 UTC+1 No.7698296 Report

>>7698294
he cried, not me by the way

i dont cry unless watching a pixar movie
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)04:39 UTC+1 No.7698490 Report

So I have made wooden shields for sparring(covered in fabric) and was wondering if those would work for larping as I'm interested in starting up.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)04:42 UTC+1 No.7698501 Report

>>7698490
Most larp will accept them only if you cover the sides with foam so other people swords dont break on it.

Pic related, the left shield is evazote with linen covering it. and the rigth one is isolant, like the one you use for pvc pipes and all that
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)04:44 UTC+1 No.7698505 Report

>>7698501
Oh okay thats easy to do. On the topic of swords which are used? Wooden or Synthetic, or something else?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)04:48 UTC+1 No.7698510 Report

>>7698505
Latex, or foam , or injected foam

if you put foam around your shield you will need to put tape on it so it stays in place

and for the sword it would be better to just buy one, si this way there is no danger of it being too dangerous for larping
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)04:51 UTC+1 No.7698517 Report

>>7698510
Do any larp groups use the rawlings synthetics?
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Gropey_the_clown 07/21/14(Mon)05:05 UTC+1 No.7698541 Report

>>7698490
Probably not.

>>7698517
No. They are far too hard for larping, and are actually very prone to cracking and failure in prolonged full contact armoured sparing.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)05:06 UTC+1 No.7698542 Report

>>7698541
Well I've sparred with my rawlings for a couple months now with no problems.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/21/14(Mon)05:26 UTC+1 No.7698584 Report

>>7698541
Also checking to see if you got my e-mail.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)05:28 UTC+1 No.7698589 Report

>>7698517
for the price also try to get used stuff if you are starting larp
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)05:30 UTC+1 No.7698597 Report

>>7698589
Well I have synthetic sparring swords and some wooden shields and I have some metal armor I use when sparring. So I assume its easy to turn that into something for Larping.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)05:36 UTC+1 No.7698612 Report

>>7698589
Just a question about the weight of those LARP armors. How much do they usually weigh?

I have a hauberk I'm working on thats 6 in 1 1/2 inch inner diameter rings 14 gauge galvanized steel and its heavy as fuck and its to my upper thigh + full sleeve.

It probably weighs nearly 60 lbs. Are these the same? Keep in mind I'm pretty fat. I've been losing weight and hopefully can take off some rings to reduce its weight over all.

Thanks.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)05:40 UTC+1 No.7698616 Report

>>7698612
60lbs for an armor is pretty much an average weigth, keep in mind that you are supposed to wear a gambeson so it's not sitting directly on your shoulder
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)05:42 UTC+1 No.7698622 Report

>>7698616
Yeah I bought some belts and usually try it on over my hoodie. I was just making it to see if I could and thought it mite b cool. Never really ever done LARP or SCA before.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)05:43 UTC+1 No.7698624 Report

>>7698616
What exactly is the criteria for armor what does it have to protect and such?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)05:48 UTC+1 No.7698638 Report

>>7698624
protect your head first
protect the rest later

it's...armor...it have to protect you in general...

the only place where i'm still missing armor is the interior of my thigths and i sometimes get hit there by arrows....so dont worry about one this, if you dont have armor somewhere, somebody is gonna hit you there

Bico 2001 on the pic
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Xen0m0rpH 07/21/14(Mon)05:49 UTC+1 No.7698639 Report

>>7698624
Depends on the type and period of armor anon.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:00 UTC+1 No.7698655 Report

>>7698639
>>7698638
Well I'm in the process of making a panopoly similar to the picture. Although with a larger aspis and longer pteruges, with a more late Corinthian helmet. Would this work?
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:05 UTC+1 No.7698662 Report

>>7698655
The picture on the left. Similar to this.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:07 UTC+1 No.7698668 Report

>>7698662
Is there a ruleset on materials for armor in LARPs?

I'm more interested in Fantasy larps and wanted to build more fantasy-inspired armor sets. Shit like Stag horn barbutas and other extravagancies. Anything around the Vancouver-area that accomodates this kinda thing?
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:17 UTC+1 No.7698691 Report

>>7698668
I have no idea I'm asking if this would work.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)06:18 UTC+1 No.7698697 Report

>>7698691
Yeah sorry chief I just quote peoples post so I don't have to scroll back to the top, I usually delete them but I forget sometimes.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)07:31 UTC+1 No.7698820 Report

>>7698668
depends from game to game but in general they don't have too much restriction on the materials.

But please don't don't do anything like this becuase then we have to find you and set you in fire 30 years from now
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)07:33 UTC+1 No.7698828 Report

>>7698820
Nah I dabble in blacksmithing and have made some stuff out of foam (like Halo Spartan Armor). I'd probably try making it out of aluminum or something like that.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/21/14(Mon)07:50 UTC+1 No.7698842 Report

>>7698542
Your average HEMA sparing session is no putting them through actual, prolonged full contact. We banned them from ACL/BotN because they kept shattering.

>>7698584
Yes ma'am I did

>>7698597
Most larps will not allow wooden shields, and the ones that do will require substantial padding. No larp will allow the Rawlings, no matter how much foam you put on them. The metal armour is variable, based on the rules of the game (some larps dont allow metal helms, some don't allow elbow or knee armour etc) and if your armour has edges that will chew up the weapons.

>>7698612
Depends on the larp rules, the armours construction/quality/materials and the individual.

>>7698612
For just a hauberk, that is a little over weight. A hauberk with 3/4 arms that goes to just about your knees should be more in the 45ish range. 14g is actually a little thick.

Frenadian is right though, you'll need a gambeson to wear it well.

>>7698622
SCA is a very different beast from larps, bro.

>>7698624
It depends on the game rules.

>>7698668
In each larp's individual rules. Some don't allow metal. Some don't allow synthetics. Some don't allow metal helms. etc.

Not all larps are created equal.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)07:59 UTC+1 No.7698852 Report

>>7698842
So I take that you have some experience with Larps. Could you explain how the combat works as more of an average Larp (or the most common way as you said they can vary). Would my stamina need to be more than what I am doing for HEMA (basically 1 hour of stretching, running, and warm ups. Then moving on to the actual sparring).
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)10:48 UTC+1 No.7699006 Report

i just got my remade mittons , the lace is to keep it from being loose and the leather was replaced by better one
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)15:35 UTC+1 No.7699224 Report

>>7698852
not gropey, but
>Would my stamina need to be more than what I am doing for HEMA
no, not really. larps just games so being physically fit is not a must have although it helps a lot

> Could you explain how the combat works as more of an average Larp
as it was said before every larp is different every one of them has a different approach.
But the VERY basic idea that you have to hit the other guy with your weapon in a way that you don't injure him but he will notice.
Some places allowes light taps, some allow harder hits.
usually you are allowed to hit the guy anywhere except the head and groin area. Sometimes there are more restrictions, like hands or breasts for girls, or anything under the knee, etc

And then there is the "when to die" thing. It's either some kind of hit point system or you play out everything to the best of your knowledge. And everything inbetween those two.

around the US the hitpoint system is kind of popular where every weapon has a different damage and you have different amount of hitpoints based on other game mechanics. And you call out the damage otherwise the other guy won't know it. And sometimes you have character skills and stuff like that, that you have to "call" as in shout at the other. Like you hit him, say "disarm" and he has to throw his weapon to the ground (personally I think this is the lowest form of fight system but it has it's uses)
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)15:38 UTC+1 No.7699226 Report

>>7699224
Thats interesting and from most of the pictures I've seen there happens to be a large amount of attractive girls, how easy is it to get a date? So on that note after the whole thing is over is it possible to go out for drinks or does the fun stop there and everyone leaves and go to their regular lives?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)15:44 UTC+1 No.7699229 Report

>>7699226
>how easy is it to get a date?
that entirely depends on the girl in question. You can find all kind of people on larps. Just as anywhere else where people go to spend their free time.

>So on that note after the whole thing is over is it possible to go out for drinks or does the fun stop there and everyone leaves and go to their regular lives?
usually there are smaller groups that go and grab something to eat or drink after the game. So yes.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)15:45 UTC+1 No.7699233 Report

>>7699226
Just don't be that guy only there to score.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)15:49 UTC+1 No.7699235 Report

>>7699229
>>7699233
It seems very interesting to get into this Larping and the girls are just icing on the cake.I guess I'll start looking for a group then. Any beginning advice?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)15:51 UTC+1 No.7699239 Report

>>7699235
a lot of things depend on the larp and what do you want to play. And in turn the larps you can go to depend on where you live
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)15:53 UTC+1 No.7699242 Report

>>7699239
Well I found some Larp groups near where I live so I'll just check those out. They appear to be like medieval and knights and stuff from what I can see.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)15:53 UTC+1 No.7699243 Report

>>7692110
Awww yissss. Texfag here too. I do TRF and Sherwood. I'd love to get more involved though.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)15:56 UTC+1 No.7699248 Report

>>7699242
have fun then and more importantly have fun with others
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)16:03 UTC+1 No.7699260 Report

>>7699248
Sounds like a jolly time.
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Scottish LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)20:23 UTC+1 No.7699644 Report

Oh god, just went into the LARP thread back on /tg/. It's so much nicer over here than back there.

On another note, I really should start packing for the event this weekend. But I can't be arsed.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)20:29 UTC+1 No.7699651 Report

>>7699644
happens every once in a while.

Also I should start organizing stuff for drachenfest but my cloths are not yet ready... nor is my flag...

But on the other hand I have pictures and a youtube video so now the whole world can watch my ass as I'm doing the Shepard
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Scottish LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)21:06 UTC+1 No.7699701 Report

Currently rubbing my chain down as it came pretty damn slick with oil when it arrived. Will keep some on it, but not to the extent that holding it was making my own hands pretty damn wet.

I've also picked up a couple of these solar lights to have at the entrance to our tents. If I cover the stands with grass, they will look like glowing ice and fit the brief for the Nation i'm in.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:48 UTC+1 No.7699797 Report

So why are European LARPers so much more dedicated than Americans?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)21:53 UTC+1 No.7699805 Report

>>7699797
it has TONS of reasons, but the main one is cultural differences, as in in the US it's not really popular to put a lot of effort into your hobby.
But there are a fuckton of other reasons too, one could even write a book or two about this.

and if anyone tell you it's because the US has shorter history than the EU countries then you can safely assume the guy don't know what the fuck is he talking about
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)22:07 UTC+1 No.7699830 Report

>>7699805
I've been trying to learn all the LARP stuff I can from Europeans to bring cool shit over to American LARPs.

It's truly odd that American nerds who spend tons of money and many hundred hours on their hobbies like WH40k or video games aren't willing to make cool shit and go play pretend outside.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)22:15 UTC+1 No.7699838 Report

>>7699830
well another big difference apart from the behavior of peoples is that around the US in the nerd culture tabletop games are way more important than anything else, and that DnD is THE rpg. Everything is compared to DnD and there are literally more than enough people who doesn't even know other rpgs exist.
in extent larps in the us is usually not a live action role playing game but a tabletop rpg in real life.
You can clearly see this if you watch the rules, most of them are made similarly like tabletop games not realizing that larps are a completely different medium.

Also in the US there is no real distinction between larps and battle games like amtgard and dagorhir and stuff like that. If it has swords and stuff like that then it counts as a larp there
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/21/14(Mon)22:16 UTC+1 No.7699839 Report

>>7699797
1) Americans are much more litigious than Europeans. Here in Bulgaria if we break a nose or a finger it's like "lol blood hahaha" but in the states it'd be a huge scandal and a possible lawsuit.
2) Different culture. People there associate LARP with amtgard shit, and refuse to change because americans are stubborn idiots.
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/21/14(Mon)22:23 UTC+1 No.7699860 Report

Also how many of you guys are coming to DrachenFest and ConQuest?
I'll be at the Albatross hostel, just ask for the guy with the scar.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/21/14(Mon)22:44 UTC+1 No.7699897 Report

>>7699839
Please say united states are stubborn

I'm reminding you that i am in Quebec and it's part of north america and Larp-wise we're pretty much Ze shit
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hungarian LARPfag 07/21/14(Mon)22:48 UTC+1 No.7699904 Report

>>7699897
I'm pretty sure the guys at Avegost think they are the shit
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)23:34 UTC+1 No.7699997 Report

How necessary is a machine for nice stitching on leather? Also, what tools are must-haves for leatherwork?
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/21/14(Mon)23:36 UTC+1 No.7700003 Report

>>7699997
Sewing needle, rivets, sharp boxcutter.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/22/14(Tue)02:01 UTC+1 No.7700287 Report

>>7699997
I havn't worked with much leather, but I have repaired vintage furs and leather gloves and have read quite a bit about working with leather. This is my impression:

While regular hand sewing needles will work its best to get special leather needles. They have a triangular point which should pierce the leather rather then tearing it which should make the item last longer.

Also if you are interested in nice even stitches this tool seems invaluable:
https://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/department/tools/8079-08.aspx
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vodka larper 07/22/14(Tue)02:20 UTC+1 No.7700332 Report

>>7699838
The biggest issue isn't larpers, it's landowners. My game has serious issues finding sites because the insurance companies the owners use hate headshots.

They don't fucking care what we do, and players are a mixed base-everything from complete fucking faggots to people who want full contact fighting-but landholders don't cater to larps (ours doesn't bring in money, commercial games are shit tier and litter), and insurance companies are absolute nazis.

Doesn't help that games like NERO cause some people to NEVER want to do buisness with a larp again.

If any you play nero:
Fuck you. Pick your fucking beanbags up you stupid assholes. We can always tell when you people use a site, because pre-site walks turn up beanbags everywhere.
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Gropey_the_clown 07/22/14(Tue)09:04 UTC+1 No.7701147 Report

>>7698852
>Could you explain how the combat works as more of an average Larp (or the most common way as you said they can vary).

Mix one of the letters with the numbers to get your basic variances of systems:

CONTACT SYSTEMS
A: Touch: Any contact with legal weapon edge. Think of a lightsaber
B: Positive force: forward transmitting force applied at contact
C: With intent: as with positive force, but the strike must be deliberate and unmistakeable. Think of "pulling your shots"
D: Full contact: Swing like its a real fight, but don't be a dick

RESOLUTION SYSTEMS
1: Hit points/damage: You do X damage, I need to be hit X times. Location of strikes mean nothing.
2: Zone/Level: Limbs have one hit, torso and head have two. Mass weapons and great weapons count as two hits etc.
3: naturalized translation: "that shot to the arm would have been a cut, but the blow to my head would have ended me, I'm dead by my honor"

>>7699997
Its not at all. I do exclusively hand stitching on all my work and commissions.

As for tools: Hole punch, stitch punch, straight edge, crescent knife and edge burnisher. Everything else is just icing on the cake.

>>7700287
If you're using the needle to punch a hole in the leather, you're doing it the hard way darling.

Pic somewhat related. Still need to line with purple calf skin and stitch them, mount the hard ware on the collar etc, but here is a commission I am finishing up.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/22/14(Tue)09:23 UTC+1 No.7701177 Report

>>7700332
EVERYONE has problem with landowners. EVERYWHERE. that's not a "US only" problem. The US only stuff is that you guys only think in renting a campsite and don't try to get a permission to camp in the middle of the forest or anything else. I admit these options usually have less comfort but others frequently use this
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)18:34 UTC+1 No.7701874 Report

>>7701147
Of fucking course you are a leather worker too, because fuck if you're not amazing at everything.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/23/14(Wed)01:45 UTC+1 No.7703013 Report

Alrigth so here's my list of what to bring at a larp
somebody asked the question and now that i made my own list i'll share it

-(everything wich is in my costume)
- good pair of boots
- some pair of boxers
- a big bunch of socks
- biodegradable shampoo and soap (for the river_
- towels
- some t-shirt to put under your costume if it get too cold
- a cape for the cold nigth
- toothbrush , thootpaste and dental floss
- something to drink with (a bock or anything)
- a inflatable matress or any foam matress
- a flashligth for inside the tent
- a tent
- sleeping bags or drapes
- littles monqueforts
- trashbags
- a bathing suit (atleast until you are inside the river)
- Money , just in case
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)04:15 UTC+1 No.7703323 Report

>>7703013
I would also add a snack. Granola bars, jerky, etc
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/23/14(Wed)16:23 UTC+1 No.7704129 Report

>>7703323

Meeeh..yeah i guess so
you could eat a different plate all week at bico but i guess i'll bring some jerky and granola bar for these little moment when you're hungry but everything is closed .

i reccomend some dattes and almonds
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Scottish LARPfag 07/23/14(Wed)21:45 UTC+1 No.7704564 Report

Kit packed
Booze bought
Travel sorted
Bring on the weekend!
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/23/14(Wed)23:34 UTC+1 No.7704756 Report

>>7704564
Hey bro you coming to DF?
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Scottish LARPfag 07/23/14(Wed)23:46 UTC+1 No.7704785 Report

>>7704756
Negative, would love to though. I have Empire this weekend.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)08:06 UTC+1 No.7705831 Report

>>7703013
You LARPers actually bathe in rivers? That's way more hard core than I was expecting.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)09:59 UTC+1 No.7705980 Report

>>7705831
>tfw the trossfrau's will never spy you bathing from the riverbank and flirt with you at the following feast
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/24/14(Thu)12:04 UTC+1 No.7706111 Report

>>7705831
not all , some use showers of stuff like that

Me, i like to bath with my friends ...nude under the sun, eyes locked into another man's eyes...

Slowly rubbing my spear with one hand while the other reach for behind my bathpartner's ear
''What is this!?''

Behind the ear was a CRT

This is how you bath in the river, hardcore mode
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)03:19 UTC+1 No.7707428 Report

What could go wrong by purchasing cheap chainmail? What would be my best option for semi-durable, mostly presentation value chainmail?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medieval-Renaissance-Chain-Mail-Armor-Long-Shirt-Medium-PTC-100-SL-M-/221503813149?pt=US_Reenactment_Theater&hash=item3392a7f61d
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)14:39 UTC+1 No.7708464 Report

None of your bastards in the U.S ever talk about which larps you're at. MAYBE I WANNA NPC SOMEWHERE.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)14:43 UTC+1 No.7708470 Report

>>7699651
>tfw your husband is into petite girls without donks and thick thighs
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hungarian LARPfag 07/25/14(Fri)18:01 UTC+1 No.7708781 Report

also little reminder. Next week is Drachenfest and there is a call to arms thread on /tg/ if anyone try to find the fellow anons
>>>/tg/33645655
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hungarian LARPfag 07/25/14(Fri)19:42 UTC+1 No.7708906 Report

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hungarian LARPfag 07/25/14(Fri)20:38 UTC+1 No.7709016 Report

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hungarian LARPfag 07/25/14(Fri)22:42 UTC+1 No.7709249 Report

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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)22:59 UTC+1 No.7709283 Report

There seems to be a specific type of Orc masks I see in European larps. Anyone know where you get em?
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Not Entirely Anon 07/26/14(Sat)02:35 UTC+1 No.7709732 Report

>>7708464

That's largely because we're all embarrassed to be associated with US larps in the first place.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)03:17 UTC+1 No.7709783 Report

>>7709732
I don't blame you or them....
but still.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)03:19 UTC+1 No.7709786 Report

>>7709249
How difficult is the language barrier at Drachenfest?
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)03:32 UTC+1 No.7709809 Report

>>7708470
>he doesn't covet thy donk
Take him to a doctor.

I just google searched 'Larp booty' and all I got were boots, bags, and that one LARP episode of Supernatural that unfortunately had Felicia Day in it.

Help a man out; some sexy larp costume pictures?
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)04:12 UTC+1 No.7709879 Report

ConQuest vs Drachenfest, which is better?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/26/14(Sat)08:39 UTC+1 No.7710189 Report

>>7709283
you can buy it from a lot of places but most people do their own touch with it. try the larp shops
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hungarian LARPfag 07/26/14(Sat)08:40 UTC+1 No.7710190 Report

>>7709786
well, I'm pretty sure I've missed out a fuckton of things because I don't speak a word in german. But on the other hand I still had tons of fun and hey, I had a good excuse to hire translators from the postal office. It was even more fun when I patrolled as a city guard and had to explain a criminal scum what he just did and why it was bad while he didn't spoke english
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hungarian LARPfag 07/26/14(Sat)08:47 UTC+1 No.7710196 Report

meanwhile at Aldradach
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hungarian LARPfag 07/26/14(Sat)18:28 UTC+1 No.7710845 Report

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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/26/14(Sat)19:09 UTC+1 No.7710907 Report

>>7710196
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnG85nI6TTU
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hungarian LARPfag 07/26/14(Sat)19:38 UTC+1 No.7710970 Report

>>7710907
we can handle that, although most of the mornings are misty like that there
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Shea550 07/27/14(Sun)07:29 UTC+1 No.7712238 Report

>>7698612
6-1 would be alot heavier than 4-1, My hauberk weighs arround 25lbs and covers down to about 3 inches above the knee, and 3/4th down the arm.

>>7698638
i had a guy try to stomp my spear because he kept getting mad as fuck because id spear him, and he brought his leg up and i accidentally speared him really hard in his nuts, and into the inner thigh, it was hilarious, he missed the spear too!
>>7698638
also, how long does it usualy take a guild to finish a building?
>>7698655
>>7698662
ive seen an entire unit of greeks, with about 3 guys in kits like this, it was really cool and isnt done very often. so nice job doing this style!
>>7698828
awhh sheeiit. post a pic please? that shits awesome. i always wanted to make real spartan armor out of a titanium and steel. sadly its a dream that probably wont happen

>>7699226
usualy, the attractive girls are their because their boyfriend got them into it...

>>7699651
are you required to have a flag?
>>7699838
right on the money.
also, alot of people that larp tend to be college students, who dont have much money, and therefore dont invest much in the hobby.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/27/14(Sun)07:33 UTC+1 No.7712246 Report

>>7712238
n0 pas fait p aiis pi la sy mont salouel .é pis tu dit stoi pmais non

oka stop
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Shea550 07/27/14(Sun)07:37 UTC+1 No.7712255 Report

>>7699997
what kind of leatherwork are you talking about? armor, or like, garment leatherwork?

>>7704129
are your almonds activated?
>>7705831
dude hell yeah. its so refreshing after a battle or when you awaken in the morning, its always a bit cold though...
>>7707428
butted will pop really easy, i would go with riveted, though itll cost a bit more, its ultimately worth it.
>>7710845
who makes these?

>>7712246
i cant even translate that...
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/27/14(Sun)07:42 UTC+1 No.7712262 Report

>>7712255
jmjasdma mpi la j bai bollioiem caloiis no ol conten ctatriroto i=ok ok stip cont ecntration
i said yiy hsiykld tstatr oiwht a gamebison butdcaeu yoyu swlll menneed tiit evenrautall ufucucik lk
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Shea550 07/27/14(Sun)07:45 UTC+1 No.7712267 Report

>>7712262
...is that even french? are you drunk?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/27/14(Sun)07:54 UTC+1 No.7712279 Report

>>7712238
>are you required to have a flag?
no. But it's a funny flag and I like it. We came up with the original concept years ago
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hungarian LARPfag 07/27/14(Sun)07:56 UTC+1 No.7712282 Report

>>7712279
but since then we updated a little
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hungarian LARPfag 07/27/14(Sun)07:57 UTC+1 No.7712285 Report

>>7712282
and today it will be finished
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hungarian LARPfag 07/27/14(Sun)07:59 UTC+1 No.7712287 Report

>>7712255
>who makes these?
I THINK it was at the tent of the "Irregular Proprs" guys at Drachenfest last year
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Shea550 07/27/14(Sun)08:08 UTC+1 No.7712300 Report

>>7712287
frickin cool. i wish we were allowed to use latex weapons
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)11:28 UTC+1 No.7712534 Report

>>7712279
>>7712282
>>7712285
Who here has their own personal flags/symbols/whatnots?

I've got the idea for some personal heraldry, but I'm not sure if such a thing is popular in LARP'ing.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)16:12 UTC+1 No.7712759 Report

>>7712534
It adds lots of swag points, but it's not necessary
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hungarian LARPfag 07/27/14(Sun)18:57 UTC+1 No.7713036 Report

>>7712285
aaaand it's finished
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/27/14(Sun)19:47 UTC+1 No.7713112 Report

>>7713036
Looks great
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)21:39 UTC+1 No.7713327 Report

>>7713036
That's pretty fucking badass man.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/27/14(Sun)21:45 UTC+1 No.7713334 Report

>>7713327
thanks

>>7712534
about flags, our group has one for a mercenary band that we sometimes play and two other flag for two different nations that are in a game we frequent (and one of the guys is actually the organizer of that game)

the mercenary band's flag
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hungarian LARPfag 07/27/14(Sun)21:51 UTC+1 No.7713345 Report

>>7713334
and the flag of the Uspen Land and the Empire
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/27/14(Sun)21:55 UTC+1 No.7713354 Report

>>7712267
i cant even read it myself now.

but i think i tried to say that you always should wear a gambeson under an heavy haubert so you will distribute the weigth more evenly than only on you shoulders
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/27/14(Sun)22:46 UTC+1 No.7713428 Report

>>7713354

Ho hey there is a new video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss2Cz4RvH3I

Near the end you can see why i dont use shields and how bad i am at 1vs1 (never realy liked it)
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Ontariofag 07/27/14(Sun)22:55 UTC+1 No.7713444 Report

Oh wow this thread is still alive. Does anyone have measurements for a Norse Round shield, I am likely making it from plywood.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/27/14(Sun)23:01 UTC+1 No.7713456 Report

>>7713444
It varies

Could be 40cm to 120cm , there is no law that stop you from making one of the size you like.

It's more about what you are comfortable with and what you need
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/27/14(Sun)23:12 UTC+1 No.7713467 Report

>>7713428
I forgot to post one of our vids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj1q6Gt5z3g
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/27/14(Sun)23:28 UTC+1 No.7713509 Report

>>7713467
you died , rip in peace
lik dis if u cry everytim

i like first person view video of combat like that
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)00:20 UTC+1 No.7713597 Report

Wow I really want to move to Canada now
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)01:05 UTC+1 No.7713673 Report

>>7713597
Please do
It's not like it's crowded

just...dont go live in the boring Canada
(Dont go live in the prairies or the maritimes you will get bored to death)
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)01:48 UTC+1 No.7713715 Report

>>7713673
I doubt it'll happen but I'd most definitely want to try coming out to bico annually.

Anxiety over introductory costs and not knowing anyone is quite an obstacle though.
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/28/14(Mon)01:51 UTC+1 No.7713720 Report

>>7713715
>worrying about not knowing anyone
How is that a problem? You'll make tons of new friends, I have been internationally LARPing for a few years now and the secret is to just not acting like a dick and bringing some good alcohol to offer.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)01:55 UTC+1 No.7713722 Report

>>7713720
Logistics. Everything is so much easier when you know someone in the area that can show you around. Figuring out how you're getting there, where you're staying, etc.
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/28/14(Mon)02:01 UTC+1 No.7713726 Report

>>7713722
You do know someone, Frenadian bro. And you can always contact the organizers, they are usually more than happy to help
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)02:01 UTC+1 No.7713730 Report

>>7713722
you could

A- join the Order of the stag
B- Be a hot woman so everybody would help you for everything...ever
C- Have someone on this thread who i a Bicolline veteran and who could show you around and help you meet people... shit...where could you find that
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)02:26 UTC+1 No.7713750 Report

>>7713730
I like option C the most but can you give me a rundown of what the Order of the Stag is about?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)02:33 UTC+1 No.7713759 Report

>>7713750
A friend from Portland Oregon who came at bico last year and asked if somebody could give him a lift

Me and my old roomate we did go take him at the airport and we lifted him to bico , he enjoyed his week so much that he decided to form a group so people could have a easier time going to bico (if you have the money for since they add a lot of stuff too).so he created the Order of the Stag.

http://voyagenorth.larping.org/
Pic related :it's their colors
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Ontariofag 07/28/14(Mon)03:01 UTC+1 No.7713807 Report

>>7713456
Hmm, I'm really not sure how to test what size would be good for me, any ideas friend? If not I may just got for 120cm and if it feels too big, just cut it down.

>>7713597
>>7713673
I agree with Frenadian, I went to the maritimes once, it was horrid. If you are interested in SCA, Ealdormere is nice as it is small enough that you can be friends with just about everyone. If not, I'd say Vancouver or Quebec.

I'd think you ought to learn french before moving to Quebec, I know Frenadian says people are cool with English speakers visiting, but visiting and living are two different things.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)03:05 UTC+1 No.7713815 Report

>>7713759
>>7713807
It would seem obvious that not being able to speak French wouldn't be a big deal, but I feel the need to ask anyways.

Is there an abundance of people that will tell you to fuck off if you can't speak French or would that be a rare occurrence?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)03:06 UTC+1 No.7713816 Report

>>7713807
try to ask people who have one if you could try it , or cut shields in cardboard and see how you feel with a larger shield or a smaller one... to tell the truth i dont know i've been using Écus since...pretty much always
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Ontariofag 07/28/14(Mon)03:10 UTC+1 No.7713822 Report

>>7713815
I couldn't really tell you, I've only ever driven through Quebec and the one guy I've met from there is a Bloc Québécois supporter, and I certainly wouldn't judge everyone in the province on that.

>>7713816
cardboard sounds like a good idea, Ill have to see if I can find a big enough box for it.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)03:12 UTC+1 No.7713825 Report

How important would you it is to immerse yourself in the roleplay aspect?

Only experience I had doing that was playing Neverwinter Nights 1&2 online. Coming up with backstories for characters based on a setting and lore, adhering to their persona, etc. I wouldn't say it's entirely new to me, but I haven't had much practice acting in person.

Do you find it more fun having a character? Can one simply have an attitude of "I'm just here to do battle and drink between fights" and nobody will bat an eye?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)03:13 UTC+1 No.7713827 Report

>>7713825
*would you say
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)03:20 UTC+1 No.7713837 Report

>>7713807
living and visiting are different things yes, you could live here all your life without learning french or english and still be able to function, still it is really useful to know both languages for many reasons (the best one for english speaker is that many festival are in french or you may even meet a wimin who love your lovely accent when you talk french)
(the best reason to learn english if you are french ....Bitch do you want to travel one day? or do you want to work ?)

>>7713815
I've sadly seen some people telling other people to fuck off because of language ...actually i've been told to fuck off when i worked on the phone and people detected my little french accent. it's more the old people who are convinced that
For the english : French people want to kill us all and Marois is a Nazi!
for the french : I dont speak english i'm from a backwater region and i'm at the hospital but nobody here speak french...DAMN IMMIGRANTS! (immigrants tend to learn english more than french because its easier)

>>7713822
Coroplast or something like that... too bad the elections are over because the elections panels could be used for that it's sturdy enough

And lets not talk politics here please, but as a short answer to that... let's just say i do not feel like a Canadian more than i feel like a Quebecois


Pi kinda related : different form of shields
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)03:24 UTC+1 No.7713842 Report

>>7713825
you could do that the I'm just here to do battle and drink between fights thing

but having a character is more fun, i suggest letting the game universe get into you before creating a definitive character, start as a commoner and look at what is happening, over time you will ''grow'' and become a character over the course of your ingame actions, and that a lot more fun than writing a immovable background
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Ontariofag 07/28/14(Mon)03:28 UTC+1 No.7713851 Report

>>7713837
Well, again, I have barely been to Quebec.

Anyways, I plan on painting the shield a dark blue with a white bear on it, I'll likely make it pretty only to have the paint job get all scuffed up, but I'm cool with that.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)03:31 UTC+1 No.7713858 Report

>>7713851
i reccomend puting some raw hide around the shield and maybe some linen over the shield
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Ontariofag 07/28/14(Mon)03:37 UTC+1 No.7713871 Report

>>7713858
Rawhide was already part of the plan, you can get strips fairly cheap by buying dog bones.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)03:41 UTC+1 No.7713877 Report

>>7713871
My Moor!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02IvxvGh-A8

i guess you saw that then
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Ontariofag 07/28/14(Mon)03:45 UTC+1 No.7713883 Report

>>7713877
Yessir, Skallagrim is quite a good watch most of the time, although I haven't been able to use youtube the last few days.
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Bulgarian LARPfag 1 07/28/14(Mon)04:43 UTC+1 No.7713960 Report

Welp, I'm off to Drachenfest (and then ConQuest), see you guys in 2 weeks!
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/28/14(Mon)05:23 UTC+1 No.7714010 Report

>>7701147
So if you don't use the needle to punch with what do you do. Like I said, I'm fairly good at repairing gloves and vintage furs but I am a novice at leather work otherwise.

>>7712534
Not a larper, I'm involved with the SCA, where heraldry is taken rather seriously and is widely used.

I've been kicking around a few designs and plan on formally registering them after Pennsic. I need to do some actual sketches

>>7713345
These look great.

>>7713815
I've spent time in French Canada almost every year since I was tiny (family have a vacation home there that's been in the family for 3 generations). I have never had any trouble with not speaking french.

The closest we have had was some woman messing with my Mother. She ordered fries in french (pommes frites of course) at a local bistro and the woman obviously could tell she didn't really speak french and started pouring her a bowl of corn flakes.

But yeah it's best to know the language of the are you're going to. I know supermarket french (some food words) but I am really awful at languages, it's not my thing at all.

>>7713877
I'm not interested in building a shield, why did I watch this.
>damn cute accents
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)05:33 UTC+1 No.7714031 Report

>>7714010
i'll teach you french...lesson 1 , ze french kiss

you watched the video because skallargrim is pretty fun to look at anyways
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/28/14(Mon)05:38 UTC+1 No.7714040 Report

>>7714031
haha followed by lesson 2 ze angry nun
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)05:42 UTC+1 No.7714042 Report

>>7714040
There is only one Ze nun now, and it's her pic related.
and i'm not in couple with her.
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Caer Adamant Lolita 07/28/14(Mon)06:09 UTC+1 No.7714076 Report

>>7714042
hmm I must have missed that, how awkward.
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)06:14 UTC+1 No.7714084 Report

>>7714076
you did not miss anything because i just did not talk about it it was not nescessary.

The good point is...i'm gonna be single at Bicolline..with everything that implies GNEHEHEHEHE
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)06:15 UTC+1 No.7714087 Report

>>7714084
but i lied we have an extra nun,

Sister Guerda ,said the manly
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)06:30 UTC+1 No.7714101 Report

why are all larpers massive faggots ?
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)06:43 UTC+1 No.7714117 Report

>>7714101
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Templars, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on the kingdom of andorre, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top spearman in the entire Ost of Haldorf. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies from the Archivists and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the True Faith and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the Imperial continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/28/14(Mon)09:02 UTC+1 No.7714293 Report

>>7713960
BULGARIAN LARPFAG IS AWAY!
WE CAN START TALKING SHIT ABOUT HIM NOW!

On related news I have nearly 10 hours until I go to drachenfest and still have to sew a few things on my costume. Mostly sewing around oles for the... lace thingies
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hungarian LARPfag 07/28/14(Mon)09:06 UTC+1 No.7714299 Report

>>7714101
you misspelled "fabulous"
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)09:07 UTC+1 No.7714301 Report

>>7714293
funny thing is , as soon as you guys come back from Drachenfest, some leave for Bicolline just after.
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hungarian LARPfag 07/28/14(Mon)09:08 UTC+1 No.7714303 Report

>>7714301
I would laugh but I'm sewing
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hungarian LARPfag 07/28/14(Mon)09:10 UTC+1 No.7714307 Report

also also, new knife I just received at the weekend and an old dagger remade
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Frenadian SmokedMeat 07/28/14(Mon)09:12 UTC+1 No.7714309 Report

>>7714307
Is that latex?
they look really good
how much did they cost ?
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hungarian LARPfag 07/28/14(Mon)09:15 UTC+1 No.7714313 Report

>>7714309
latex, made by another hungarian larpfag. The one who is always mixed up with me on the pictures. And I can't remember. Long time ago I thrown some money at him and bought a few liters of latex milk so he make me daggers, it's still from that batch
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)09:41 UTC+1 No.7714344 Report

What's the winter event the pics are from?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)09:43 UTC+1 No.7714348 Report

>>7714344
can you be more precise because we posted a lot of winter event pic after all this time
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)09:46 UTC+1 No.7714357 Report

>>7714348
Shit I'm too new to identify anything. So far I recognize bico as a big summer event or early fall? What are the noteable winter ones?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)09:58 UTC+1 No.7714372 Report

>>7714357
Bico week is during august
but there is weekends event all around the year
same thing for Gn de Guerre

thats the only 2 larp i go to for the moment
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)12:03 UTC+1 No.7714470 Report

Is armor coverage and material functional to the ruleset for an event? If so how? Or is it all aesthetic?
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Ontariofag 07/28/14(Mon)16:36 UTC+1 No.7714729 Report

>>7714010
Because both Skall and Cara are adorable.
>>7714101
I can't speak for everyone but I am only half a faggot.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)22:26 UTC+1 No.7715360 Report

>>7714010
Get yourself a leather awl to punch leather (really cheap to buy). I then use an embroidery needle (blunt tip) to sew it up. As a beginner I find it so much easier than using only a leather needle, I think you will too.
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