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    Don't do this:

    YouTube- SCA FIGHT

    Or any of this:

    YouTube- Things Not To Do in SCA Heavy Fighting

    At the end of the day, doesn't this look like more fun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vile_zoidberg View Post
    So...fatness with WoW-style epic armor is....good?

    Yes, because it is hilarious to watch those types get beaten with weapons.

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    personally, i'd recommend going dressed as a Night Elf or some sort of mage to support but thats just how i play.

    sounds like a lot of fun! please do post pictures!

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    Well, I was going to say that the one thing SCA had over ARMA was the chicks but after a GIS, nm. Ugh.
    :Determined:
    HTFU and join Bullshido on Fitocracy!
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    On a serious note:

    Being mocked for LARPing in SCA will vary from Bully to Bully.

    There is an SCA thread in the WMA forum in which the martial virtues of SCA were rather vigorously debated. I'm too lazy to link it right now, but I don't think you need to be a black sash in search fu to find it.

    Captain Zorikh is one of the pro-SCA posters and can straighten you out -- if you're still interested in joining. He's active and can explain how it all works. And good news: there is a group that fights with grappling rules in addition to the weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vile_zoidberg View Post
    So...fatness with WoW-style epic armor is....good?
    It's how they choose their leaders!

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    I finally recieved a response from the SCA guy! They meet Tuesdays for weapons practice, and barbeque on Mondays. I'm not sure if I can make it out of work early enough to check it out today, but hopefully I can.

    As for fatness, I have rediculous amounts of it. Since my return from deployment, I have somehow managed to baloon up to 300lbs of delicious softness (and by "somehow," I mean copious amounts of Mountain Dew, beer, and pizza). That's good news for you, Lysol.

    While the SCA rules may not be completely to my liking (no grappling, only "authorized" portions of weapons allowed for striking), I at least have them on hand to see if I like the feeling of being dressed up as a dragonslayer to more efficiently whack someone with a stick.

    Honestly, I'm not too concerned about the martial viability of SCA combat, or the LARPing aspect of it. I just want to hit someone wearing armor, something I think almost all men can agree is *awesome.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by vile_zoidberg View Post
    How much will I be mocked if I changed my avatar to me wearing platemail, standing over my vanguished foe?
    That depends.

    When you take that picture, stand in front of a plain background (not very many colors or texture). That will make it easier for me to cut you out in photoshop and put you into hilarious places and situations. My current focus is on the truly disturbing: Furry orgies. It would make my life easier if you wore fuzzy gorilla gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    Search for HEMA or ARMA clubs in your area instead. As I understand it, they're less about larping and more about fighting.
    They are, by and large, but note that ARMA (the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts) is just one, increasingly marginalized organization within the broader category of HEMA (historical European martial arts).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vile_zoidberg View Post
    Basically, my only option is to hit the other person really hard with a stick.
    But not too hard

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