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I’m going to larp in July :D
I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO SEVENTH KINGDOM IN JULY
NOTHING IS GOING TO TRY TO STOP ME
OR I WILL KICK IT IN THE FACE
I’m going to larp every month, technically, but as a cast member, an NPC.
Don’t get me wrong, casting is really awesome, I get to be the Big Baddie, or the escort mission, or the vital bit of information, or the popcorn rats that attack the Inn porch occasionally, and that’s a lot of fun.
But I don’t really get to live inside another person’s head, and that’s what I really love about larping. Val gets left at the gate (mostly, I have officer positions in the club, and things need to be done, but other than that, Val pretty much stays at the gate), because Aliriel (or Ka’Kage Iro’Surmi, or Margo, or any other future character) doesn’t worry about rent, or transit costs, or food. They care about what’s happening on the frontier, and how that’s going to affect them and their friends or families. (or the Circles, or the Faery Ring, or the Stones…)
I get to be someone who doesn’t have to care about the stupid shit I have to care about.
And I get to do magic and shit.
And eventually, I’ll be able to kill you with my brain.
first question: am i considered a loser if i join a larp group
second question: why do i even care, larping is awesome
first answer: no, and anyone who says yes is just wrong.
second answer: you’re right, you shouldn’t care, because larp is fucking awesome.
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I need a job for important things, like paying for rent and food, but I need to be able to pay for larp and larp things D:
I really want to LARP. Like, not as a joke. It seems so fun and I just LOVE that stuff. I used to do it when I was kid (not to such an extreme as most, mind you, I was 10) and I sort of miss it because none of my friends will/are imaginative enough to do it. I would love a large community like in the latest episode of Supernatural. That is seriously something I have always wanted to do.
So do it!
Lapring is so much fun, if you want to do it, you should check it out! If none of your friends are going then your first game might be a little bit uncomfortable at first, but stick it out, jump in with both feet, and you’ll make friends, in and out of game.
Most larpers (in my experience) are pretty awesome and want more people to have the fun that they have.
And if you go and have a good experience, then maybe you can convince your friends to go too.
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I’m going to try L.A.R.P
Everyone should larp!
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The only thing I could think about during this past episode of Supernatural was: “God dammit, I would totally play Moondor.”
You could look into larps in your area and try it out for real!
It won’t be Moondor, but it will be awesome.
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Making that giant thing earlier inspired me to finish my horns, and take pictures along the way
Wheee~ Now I need to find a needle and thread to finish them!
Hi, I'm sorry if I'm about to be a bother, but you're a Nerdfighter and Sherlockian and an awesome person and also a LARPer so I'm coming to you. So me and my best friend are about to start LARPing. We found a place and read their lore and we've done everything but buy costumes and actually, officially join the group... the only thing that's stopping us is character building. Any advice on character building and costuming? I'm sorry if I'm a bother.
I’M SORRY FOR PUTTING THIS OFF, I GOT IT WHEN I WAS OUT DOING MEATSPACEY SOCIAL THINGS AND THEN I FORGOT I’M SORRY
I don’t know exactly what you’re asking. Do you know who you want to play, but not which abilities to take? I know that Epoch Toronto has a New Player Committee, and part of what we do is help people build a character, so there might be someone at the club you’re looking at who can help you!
As for costuming, basic pieces are good to start with, like a tunic and some pants (preferably not jeans), maybe a leather (or faux leather) belt over the tunic, a vest? Basic pieces are easy to mix and match to make costumes for other characters, but distinctive items are good too. Accessories!! A bag to carry thing in is good. The one I use is from an army surplus store, so it’s pretty tough ans basic, so I can use it as multiple characters, or I could dress it up by adding some trim or fancy buttons!
I want to tell you that while brown is a good colour because natural fibers/dyes you don’t need to wear brown. But then I remembered that my elf wears ALL BROWN, so you can wear what you want!
I find that the most important rule is to be comfortable and dressed to the weather, you don’t want to over heat, and you don’t want to be too cold.
But barring that the most important rule is, fuck it, there really aren’t any rules (unless your LARP has strict garb guidelines for different races/cultures, then there are rules), it’s a fantasy setting.
Also, I don’t think I can say it enough, motherfuckin’ Thrift Stores, I’m not even kidding.
I hope this helps, I’m going to put up a brief guide that I made from pictures of the LARP stuff I have lying around my room (most of my LARP gear is at my boyfriend’s house, and not even here :/)
IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, YOU CAN ALWAYS ASK MEEE I like helping :3
Or, I’m sure if you ask a question and tag it “larp” someone in the tag will help you, because they’re lovely people.
DFTBA, have fun, and keep asking questions!
I know I've been following you for a while, and I've been meaning to ask: Any tips on people who want to get into LARPing? How does one start? Thanks!
:D TELLING PEOPLE HOW TO GET INTO LARP IS LIKE MY FAVOURITE THING
BECAUSE I THINK EVERYONE WILL LOVE IT IF THEY TRY IT
*ahem* this website has a list of a lot of LARPs in North America, so you can find one near you! (Also, google LARPs in your area, because that site isn’t a complete list)
Find one, and then read everything you can about them. Read their rules, read about their setting, read their lore, everything.
Personally, I think it’s most important to read their lore and world information, and think of who you want to be in that world, because powers and abilities are great, but being an interesting character who’s personality you’ll enjoy playing is really important too.
So think about who you want to be. Are you going to stand and fight, or run away? Are you outgoing, or more reserved? Are you selfless, or selfish? For me, I like to build the person before I build them with skills. Try to add at least one character flaw! Even a small one. In a LARP you can be anyone, but being someone who is super nice and perfect and has no bad parts can be a little bit boring. (My elf got SO BORING after a while, because she was just nice to everyone. But then she decided she hates the town she lives in((but not the people)), but she has some good reasons to stay. CONFLICT!)
At some point you should probably contact the club and get talking to them, because they an give you advice and help you build you character in their system (because systems vary and some rule sets can be hard to understand at first). TALK TO THEM! LARPERS ARE NICE PEOPLE! They probably really want to help you!
And now that you’ve read the rules (and maybe have some experienced player to help :3), you can start thinking about what skills your character should have. But you also have to think about what you as a player can physically do. Like if you can’t throw to save your life, then you might not want to play a magic caster in a system that uses thrown mana packets, because missing everything is going to get really frustrating, really fast. Or if, like me, you have crappy wrists, maybe heavy combat with big weapons isn’t what you’ll really want to do.
The same idea goes for what species(race) you want to play. If you can’t stand full makeup, you probably don’t want to play something like a Drow or an Orc, both are pretty heavy makeup Species, read the racial identifiers for each species before you decide (example, Elves have pointed ears so you need prosthetic ears, or Dwarves have big beards so you need to wear a beard). Humans are usually a good way to start (or so I have been told), if you aren’t sure which other species you want to play, but I won’t ever tell anyone to play a Human if they don’t want to!
There’s always a niche for you to fit in, even if you don’t know it’s there yet, and every character can be useful, EVERY SINGLE ONE.
Build some one you want to be!
I love putting costumes together out of clothes I already own. Or from a thrift store, I fucking love thrift stores! You don’t have to spend a ton of money right when you start out, and you can add to your costume over time.
I spent about $7 on a new(thrift store new) item for my first game.
Some LARPs are way more garb oriented than others, so look through their image gallery if they have one, or ask.
Tunics are a good place to start, and so are simple dresses. Leather or faux leather belts are good, you can also hang pouches off of them, yay~!
Don’t worry too much about footwear to start, maybe try to wear simple looking shoes in in black or brown, but make sure they’re comfortable, adventuring with sore feet SUCKS, and you’ll probably walk (run) a lot more than you usually do. So for shoes, COMFORT FIRST. In Game looking footwear is really pricey.
You can show a lot of personality with your accessories Are they small and dainty, big and flashy, simple, functional, are they featured in your back story? Maybe a necklace your sister gave you before she ran away with the village baker, or one that you looted from a dead body (hey, I’m not judging).
Find a LARP near you,
Read about them,
Talk to them,
Think about the person you want to play/Build your character (really, you can do either first, but I like RP more than skillz)
Put a costume together,
Decide that you are going to an event,
And let the club know you’re coming!
Make sure you know if you need camping gear, or if there are buildings, or anything else about sleeping arangements,
Make sure you know the food situation, if food is included, or if you pay extra for food, or if you just have to provide your own, AND if there are kitchen facilities…
You know what, just ask a lot of questions, no one will get upset, everyone else had a first game too.
And keep an open mind. You might be a little bit uncomfortable at first, I know I was, but you’ll make friends, you’ll find your niche, and at best you’ll have a really great time and become addicted, and at worst, you’ll have a story to tell, and you will have experienced something new.
BUT YOU’LL PROBABLY HAVE A GREAT TIME.
BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL (probably)LOVE LARPING IF THEY TRY IT.
And you can always ask me, or ask the larp tag in general, tumblr larpers are the coolest people.
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