Actual role players LARPing?? Get the **** outta here!!!
They actually on a plot of grass on the diag, which is the center of campus at U of M.
Originally Posted by Uri Shatil
I was looking at U of M for my Phd. ****.
Seriously, you should have realized that men hitting each other with foam bats saying they are dead makes it bullshit.
It is LARPER commandment number 4 -
"If thou cannest says thou art death, thou ist a LARPER.
You should see WPI (Worcester Polytech) it's the only place where the frats hold monthly LARP battle contests...
I am not surprised (@WPI)
Originally Posted by WorldWarCheese
WTF? explain? Frat..... of LARPers?
LOL. Yeah, this is Dagorhir (Tolkienese for Battle something or other, IIRC). It is LARPing with characters, races, "acting" and whatnot. But the battles are based on actuall skill (who hit who) rather than "hit points" "levels" or what have you. I did this in college and it was hella fun. It is also what led me to real HEMA and groups like ARMA.
It is not totally realistic combat, and (though I never did the SCA) the SCA is probably better from a MA perspective. However, allowing attacks to the leg changes fighting almost as much as attacks to the head, so there's a give and take. Also, those padded swords are a lot easier and cheaper to make than SCA armor.
Let me see if I can find the group photo I'm in from the "Ragnarok" I attended years ago...
How about you skip the LARPing part and just hit each other with bats? Use a ref to determine when you've been "injured" or "killed" and wear helmets and football or lacrosse gear to provide maximum contact enjoyment.
Was this one of them?
Yes, yes. You see, in Worcester PolyTechnical Institute it is the jock and "cool guy" frats that are in the minority and at least half of the frats there hold D&D Events...
Originally Posted by polishillusion
Being a D&D Fan (I have a monk who actually uses the "Grapple" skill to pin smaller enemies like Orcs and Dark Elves and performs GnP... he's also consistently inebriated [Name: Glorious Phuk of the Golden Fingers, Class: Monk] and uses crazeh drunken boxing on bigger foes. [I'm also the designated "Wizard Basher") I decided to check one out...
Thing was: I don't LARP, and they did. BIG TIME. Now, being a Star Wars Cosplayer I'm used to most shite, but when you loose XP simply because you call a guy "Tim" and not "Gorbong The Anus Licker" I get pissed (and it was only once I swearsies!!!).
They were actually pretty mean about the whole ordeal and said stuff like " Wellllll you don't have a costume, but we might be able to let you play this once...." and **** like that. Fucking cliquey geeks. (I mean, WHAT THE ****??? Geeks are supposed to be the group that accepts all and doesn't descriminate and is the sanctuary for otakus and Star Wars fans when the Soccer Team collectively decides you're a *****)
On a side note: WHAT THE ****??? Soccer players calling me a *****???? Go handle some more balls you Euro-loving, skinny assed, "Slide Tackling them on the sideline is illegal" fags!!!
::pant... pant... pant....::
Phew, so where was I?