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10/20/2003

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Draigon

Sounds addictive... and confusing. There's fun going on in there somewhere, I'm sure, but far be it from me to find it with my LARP virginity. :)

J

That sounds like some whacky shit. You could probably kick it up a notch with some mushrooms...

J

That sounds like some whacky shit. You could probably kick it up a notch with some mushrooms...

MJ

My pix from the event are up here.

http://www.minjungkim.com/pix/hazah/

Matt

Ogres? Man, I got a ogre-slaying knife that does +7 damage on them.

Jason

Of course, at some point on Saturday, references to that particular Dead Alewives' sketch were indeed made.

Shade - the sarr

Sounds like it was a blast --- wish i could have been attending that day to see how the story and everthing unfolded.

Shikar

Woohoo! Come visit us up in Seattle sometime!

caninusrule

Now, I feel that our culture has reached a point where one can admit to enjoying video games in almost all company. And pen/paper games are staging their own sort of hip revival. But...there is no way I could take part in this sort of thing and not laugh (not necessarily in a good way) every few moments. Now, I can see someone saying it treads the ground between playing a pen/paper rpg and being in a play. But I would be in a horrid play before showing up anywhere near this sort of event. It's like a renaissance festival gone wrong (more wrong).

Jason

...there is no way I could take part in this sort of thing and not laugh (not necessarily in a good way) every few moments.

And that (except for the bit about your laughter not being the good kind) makes you different from the people who do participate in this, how? Serious, it's hard for many of us to stay wholly in-character because every few minutes, we're cracking some joke about what's going on.

magicback

The experience is also like being a kid again playing cops and robber. Once you get pass the sense of silliness, however, you'll start to enjoy the role-playing.

Moreover, the best part of the event is talking about the event among friends. It is akin to Renaissance Festival gone right as you are part of the narrative.

It's much better than MMOGs, but that's comparing apples to oranges. See "stick a lightsaber in it."

Frank

Defunc13

I did a bit of LARPing in London UK at Chiselhurst caves. for those who don't know, these are underground chalk caves used during World War 2 and are very good as a "dungeon delving" environment. Apart from the immense fun, u can get the chance to run through pitch-black unlit caves with very rocky floors and even better find urself running into the tourist section of the caves with realistic WW2 soldiers mannequins. :D

Jason

Someday, when I have the cash, I want to go to a LARP in the UK... one of the four or five day ones that draw thousands. I've heard nothing but good reports from them (and also from what I've heard, unlike NERO and other American LARPs—unless you count SCA events like Pennsic—UK LARPs do allow drinking... hundreds of drunken elves and orcs, woot!).

magicback

Yeah, the the European ones are quite fab.

It'll beat o'American Holloween any day :)

Pheona

Being a NERO player myself, I am very proud of you for taking that little extra step outside your comfort zone and submitting yourself to a weekend full of boffer and adrenaline! If you ever find yourself headed south, stop by the Nero East Tennessee chapter. We'd be more than glad to have you!

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