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#1 Aresem

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:02 AM

I'm sure by now most people are familiar with LARP, if not just google it.

Anyway, here's where I stand: If the focus is primarily on combat, not so much on the actual roleplaying, it's fun as all hell.

Seriously, everybody wants to engage in melee combat. Don't lie to yourself. Ever since you first saw an axe and a sword in the same place, you wanted to have a bladefight.

And I mean, hell, you can even make/buy bows for that crap, with padded arrows. THIS IS THE LOGICAL NEXT STEP IN NERF, PEOPLE.

...WHY DO NONE OF MY FRIENDS WANT TO DO THIS :ph34r:
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:14 AM

When I was younger (By younger I mean until like 15) my friends and I beat the ever loving shit out of each other with lightsabers. At the time, they were very hard plastic, not like the newer flimsy ones. Lots of bruises were had, but it was awesome. If I had the chance to beat someone with a foam sword while dressed in armor, I would.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:21 AM

I don't even bother with the armor, that crap is expensive. I did spring for a foam latex short sword though, and it was fun as hell until I accidentally left it in the sun and it melted xD

That's why I can't have nice things T-T
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

:lol:

The people I've seen just made their own out of pool noodles.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:12 AM

There's also boffing, where you don't roleplay at all, you just make foam-and-pvc swords and beat each other with them. I've done that. It's pretty fun. ^__^

Also, you can make them out of PVC pipe and insulating foam, wrapped in duct tape. The total cost ends up being like... $20 for a couple swords. Not bad, really.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:38 PM

It sounds a lot more fun if there's no real goal. >.>
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:52 AM

Oh, is that what they call it? I knew the swords were called boffers.

Well yeah, that's what I'm talking about, just beating the shit out of each other with foam weapons xD

Nobody will do it though. I have to take fencing lessons just to swordfight.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:50 AM

Relevant: http://www.thinkgeek..._NewStuffFTW_12
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:57 PM

See, that's what I meant by expensive :lol: It looks cool, and it'd feel cool using it, but in the end you'd still be out $150 for it <_<

...that leather grip sure is awesome though.

http://www.thinkgeek...lectibles/e847/ <-- Also relevant
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

Another: http://www.thinkgeek...les/d497/?srp=1

I wanna smack people with a big hammer though.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

Naturally they had to make a Frostmourne. It's really cool though. Bet it cost a ton before going out of stock.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

If I remember right, it was close to the same as Doom Hammer.

There's some pretty cool stuff here too: http://www.medievalc...rp-weapons.aspx
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

I like their bows and fencing rapiers.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

Yeah, they've got a lot of stuff. I like a lot of the decorative swords they have.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

Hi, my names Mizel, and I love LARPing.... lol

I used to make fun of my friends *hardcore* for LARPing.... and then I tried it -__-

It....was....awesome :o Man, I even got into making leather armor for people and sewing tabards....

Wish I still knew people who liked to do it :(
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

That's pretty awesome. You should show us some of the stuff you've made.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

When I used to work at that LAN center we had a bunch of foam weapons in the basement. (hard foam, somewhere between a nerf bat and a wood baseball bat) There was everything - swords, shields, pikes, axes, maces... everything. We would play a round of CS, get pissed and go beat the shit out of each other. Someone broke my finger with one of the swords one night, haha.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

That sounds like an awesome place to work. >.>
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

It was great, man. We used to have these big raves, right? They were advertised pretty big about a drug and alcohol free zone in the newspaper and stuff. One of them my picture was in the newspaper trying to play drunken counter-strike in an article describing how good it is to have alcohol/drug free events for kids like this.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

:lol:
Awesome.

I wonder if I could convince my work to do stuff like that. <.<
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