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Larp thread, after drachenfest edition

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>>10172557
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Over a last 2 years i assembled a full suit of plate, but i only really use it for NPCing. What could be a good char i could play with it, it doesn't really fit a knight, a mercenery wouldn't have this much armour and travel alone.
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>>10238636
You could just wear the breastplate and LARP as a merc.
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>>10238640
I know, but i actually want to wear all the shit i bought
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>>10238636
Got a picture of the suit?

Some generic options I can come up with:
>Rich noble who bought a suit of plate for looks but can't really fight
>Man-at-arms who stabbed the above character in the face and stole his armour
>Blacksmith who made it himself as a pet project
>Man-at-arms who stabbed the above character in the face and stole his armour
>Village hero who got gifted some heirloom as thanks for some heroic deed
>Man-at-arms who stabbed the above character in the face and stole his armour
>Thief who stole a suit of plate from somewhere
>Man-at-arms who stabbed the above character in the face and stole his armour
>Man-at-arms who stabbed the above character in the face and stole his armour

At the end of the day, I don't think many people will ask questions about your armour regardless of what you play. Larpers are usually by far not alert enough to notice small details.
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I need to replace my old leather boots. Would be a great opportunity to invest in some proper larp wear but my feet and knees are already fucked up enough and I don't want to cut back on support and comfort.

Looking at discrete civilian leather boots though, most of them feature a zipper. I mostly just go to high fantasy larps, might visit some medieval larp in the future, but no 100% authentic reenactment stuff.

You guys think pic related would swim by okay among the fields of costumephiles and sneakertists?
I will pull over my pants over the top, or use puttees at the very least.
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>>10238759
No. I'm sorry, it'd fare, and it isn't the worst I've seen but this is only slightly better than wearing sneakers and buying these specifically for a LARP would be a bit over the top.

If you need knee-support just put good soles into some period-correct ankle boots. Invest a little extra cash and get a good sturdy pair.

>>10238636
Mercenaries are professional soldiers, they don't have to be piss poor. If they are in your settings though, then just get yourself some goons. Besides that there are a million options like >>10238662 said, and added onto that: If you're a rich person turned adventuring then all trades of life will fit.
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>>10238759
That's fairly average for larping in my experience, especially for NPC's. I wouldn't give a damn, although I personally think the whiteish stitching at the bottom is a bit much.

As >>10238804 says though, purposely buying those for larp is a bit strange. I'm sure you could get more appropriate shoes for roughly the same price. It won't be long until shoe stores start getting their autumn collections, and then high boots should become more easy to get.
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How historically accurate is suede?
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>>10239045
The word itself is relatively new, but I don't see why leather-from-a-slightly-different-part-of-the-animal-than-normal wouldn't be used since prehistoric times.
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>>10239083
Gotcha. Been eyeing some suede leather Brigande and don't want to look like Shit.
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>>10239088
I'm not at all knowledgeable on this topic, mind. However, there doesn't seem to be anything significantly different to the suede manufacturing process compared to the leather manufacturing process, so I'd conclude that suede at the very least COULD be made in the middle ages.

Also, I've had a suede larp-body-armour-thingy-I-don't-know-the-name-of, and it was quite comfy and looked pretty good. Stains pretty easily, though, which kinda sucks for non-washable items. Other than that, suede absolutely works at larps.
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>>10239045
do you mean suede as deer-skin?
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>>10239088
All I could find was a quick Wikpedia page telling me suede was already in use in the medieval period.

But covering a brigandine with suede doesn't seem to make sense. Suede isn't a sturdy building material for brigandines. Nor was it seen as something as expensive or impressive that you could use it as a flex like the damast or velvet covered brigandines you could find in sources.

So I'd still advice against buying one. Espescially since cheap suede will usually make you look like you're wearing a Halloween outfit rather than a good costume.
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>>10238643
>Buying shit before you know where to wear it
The classic mistake
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>>10238804
>buying these specifically for a LARP would be a bit over the top
They are €60, compared to a good sturdy pair of larp shoes that probably goes for €300 (looking at etsy). I don't think its over the top, especially since they can be a backup for my regular winter boots.

Main issue I have with larp wear though, they don't really fit my feet. I have size EU 45 Wide, that is not a size that exists for historical shoes. Plus the extra room for ergonomic sole inserts and a thick sock.

If you know of a seller that has shoes with those specs, I'd gladly check them out.

>>10238870
Yeah I expect the selection to get a bit better soon, they all follow the same design language though but I hope to be able to find something even more neutral (and without a zipper).
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>>10239438
Don't buy 'em at Etsy, the fuck man. For less than 200 euros I can get them handmade by a local craftsman and make 'em a nice pair of poulaines. Off the shelf stuff is usually under the 100 euros. Marshall Historical does up 'till 46 then just get the fuckers wet and stretch them up a bit with a wooden-foot (I don't know the English term).

https://www.celticwebmerchant.com/en/scandinavian-ankle-boots-1300-1400.html?id=172068458&quantity=1

If 46 doesn't fit let me know and I'll see if I can get the deeds on a local craftsman. Or try it yourself and contact some reenactment groups nearbye. Turnshoes are piss easy to make and you could try it yourself as well.
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>>10239471
term is clog
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>>10239471
It's a shoe last.

>>10239438
I'm gonna buy some $80 USD 13c patterned boots soon from my 2 hour away web retailer/cobbler, so you definitely can get cheaper.
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>>10238759
Look at WW1 & WW2 reenactment boots.
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>>10239691
13c Shoes don't get me my 15c poulaines though. Stuff like turn shoes is a lot less expensive than compensation shoes.
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>tfw you find out one of your LARP friends was actually a fucking serial rapist who's been terrorizing half your friends and you've been helping people to trust him because he was such a nice person
I'm a fucking idiot and I want to die
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I'm planning a ranger character for my first time, and I was hoping I could ask for help. Aragorn and things like pic related by the Fell and Fair group look really cool, but I can't find that kind of leather jerkin/jacket/vest thing. I assume the pants and tunic/shirt are some kind of linen, as is the cloak and mask. I figure I'll get some second hand woman's boots that don't have obvious zippers, then try to find a linen pants. I've got a pair in mind from a store, but they seem really billowy which seems like a bad idea and easy to catch, plus out of character? Shirt will be a long, brown tunic made of a cotton and linen. Second layer will be either a cheap breast plate for a battle ready look, or maybe some crossed leather armor? I'll get some leather greaves and bracers, preferably something like in the picture attached, then a cloak and mask too. Bow will probably be some cheap thing from cabellas till I can afford a good fiberglass one, and the sword will be some small 30 inch blade I can duel wield.
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>>10239827
If I was talking turn shoes, I'd just make them myself. Not too hard. I'm talking full on reinactment/hema quality
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>guy brings some of that fermented swedish fish gut stuff to a larp
>smell is awful, absolutely disgusting
>turns into a joke contest of seeing who dares to eat it, first person who who can eat more than 4 spoonfuls gets a mage armor potion
>IG story is that he got it from a mysterious fisherman, yadda yadda yadda
>couple of tries, some get a few spoonfuls in, some just give up
>then that guy shows up
>takes a spoonful
>then fucking drops it on the ground
>mmmm that was delicious he says as we look confused
>maybe he's making a joke
>let him take a another spoonful
>drops that shit again
>boy, I could eat this all day he says with a shiteating grin
>dude you're wasting food
>he makes the ooc symbol and says 'no my character is eating it IG and finds it super-easy'
>dude wtf
>anon it's in our rules you don't actually have to eat anything, you can just say you do and it happens this way we don't offend folks with food allergies
>we're basically strong-armed by him and his admin buddies to give him the potion as he continues to dump it on the ground and brag about how easy it is and how he's so cool
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>>10240157
I mean turnshoes still could be of quality for reenactment, it's not like they're a-historical as far as I know. For HEMA... Eh, when you wear 60% padded modern stuff then I don't know how much you want to complain about shoe authenticity. But yeah, I can understand, turnshoes are pretty much just leather socks crafting wise.

>>10240069
This feels like a story.

>>10240182
Out of game death is in-game death, just saying.

>>10240103
So what's the question?
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>>10240182
truth to be told, he actually played you guys big time.

>>10240069
storytime
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>>10240246
What is that leather shirt thibg they're wearing, and also any ideas on how to improve on my ideas to do a Ranger
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>>10240253
can you post a better pic? I'm not sure what you actually want from that pic
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>>10240254
I'm going for something like this. Different layperson, but same general outfit/idea. Looks like a leather tabard, cant find somrthing that thin while still having that thinness. Not sure what's under it. Maybe a linen tabard that goes down longer? My layer idea is tunic, long gambeson or linen tunic, then the leather armor/tabard?
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>>10240315
I like this as a 'heavy' ranger concept, even if it's just a either armor. All the long gambesons I've found are cotton or cotton/polyester, which has me worried about sweating and making it stink Shouldn't be too big a problem though given I'll have my tunic underneath. Chaijmail here looks like it has a thin tabard tied to it so if I buy a maile hauberk I can just sew it under as a pattern then tie to armor. Again the nice, supple leather chest armor is something I cant find at any store so far.
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>>10240315
I'm not entirely sure if that's not real leather or just brown dyed/painted thin leather (probably goat)
Anyway I'm kind of sure that's not a separate thing but sewn or glued to the tabard.

That is, if we talking about the stuff with the tree on it.
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>>10240356
Yeah the tree. I don't think it's like hard leather armor, but I don't know you're to do it. Guess just buy goat leather like you said and cut it into a tabard shape and tuck it into a belt?
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>>10240385
the problem is, no goat is that big. That's why I think it might be fake leather.
But then again, the easiest way to find out how it was made is to ask the group. You already know their name so contacting them shouldn't be that hard.
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>>10240386
Yeah, they said the stuff in the first pic was pig leather. Any idea on where to find something like the torso armor from >>10240317 ? I've been looking at some sites but all I can find are stiff, over designed stuff. That picture I posted look almost like a modded leather jacket in how supple and flexible it looks.
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>no warhammer fantasy LARP in America
Fuck, it hurts
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>>10240603
Iktf. But hey if you're in the Midwest I'd do it with you.
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>>10240659
nah
>NY
>haha it’s such a vibrant region for LARP
>bad minds eye shit
>KR
>DR
>asmopeepeepoopoo generic no costume requirements
>no, paying for experience does NOT make this a Ponzi scheme!
Fucking kill me
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>>10240603
>>10240659
What, you don't have this over there?
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>>10240525
seems like a pretty simple and straightforward pattern to me. Especially that the back isn't sewn together so it doesn't even have to be a tight fit.
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>>10240767
N-no
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>>10239471
>https://www.celticwebmerchant.com/en/scandinavian-ankle-boots-1300-1400.html?id=172068458&quantity=1

That is a pretty nice price for what you get. I also found some good alternatives on >>10239750 suggestion. I think I'm gonna get both a WW2 repro and that 14th century boots, since it stays within budget and I can switch between the two based on needs.

I was after something like this from the start, though I (lazily) couldn't find anything like it https://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/dms-boots-rubber-soled.html
Most repros come with nailed soles and that isn't to my liking.

Thanks for your time anons, as always I am glad I checked in with you guys first!
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>barbuta + bevor combo
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>>10240882
How would that even fit!?
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>>10240958
there is one terrible example of it. Give me a few minutes and I will find it.
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>>10240959
this is Exhibit A about why you shouldn't believe everything from museums. It's not just that the pieves isn't put on a proper doll/whatever and some are mounted too low or too high, the bevore and the helmet is completely mismatched, someone put them together because it might seemed a great idea at the time. Anyway at one hand it's not wearable like pic related, on the other hand a barbute and a bevore combined defeats the purpose of a barbute
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Are wool pants a terrible idea? I likr they're water resistant as that would fit my character and the design isnt bad, but I'm worried about the heat because summer heat won't be going away here till october ish in the Midwest.
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>>10241005
Depends on how hot. I prefer linen, but if you're playing in a wet area then wool may be the better choice. I've not done Cotton for a base layer, but it takes in water and stinks a bit if you sweat in it from what I understand.
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I guess I'll just post a few pics of my favourite historic characters in hopes someone here has something related to them, hoping for pictures
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>>10241025
Celtic Warriors/Chiefs? and the previous is a Celtic Druid in a ritual cuting of the mistletoe
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>>10241027
Scythian
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>>10241005
>>10241017
Untreated costume cotton pants are terrible in wet and cold conditions, they soak in all the of the dirt and water and mixed with just a minor bit of sweat they easily smell.

They are not bad in hot weather where they can stay dry, and are durable plus cheap. But if you can invest in wool then do so, your legs dont overheat like the rest of the body and as long as you keep your feet and nuts well ventilated then it will do fine by my experience. Some people cant wear warm pants in hot weather but that is personal preferance.
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>>10241040
What about cotton blends like cotton/linen?
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>>10241005
I'm usually covered in several layers of wool at Drachenfest, so you can totally survive it. Also it's not that hot either if you drink some water every once in a while
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>guy in trouble because he faked an ankle injury to escape a monster horde
>insists he shouldn't get into trouble because he clarified it ooc
>group he was with were getting chased
>he tripped and fell
>switched from his fake british to a normal voice
>yelled out his ankle was hurt
>monsters apparently avoided him just to be nice and went after the rest of the group
>except for one of the slower npcs who stayed back to try and help
>when the monster switched to ooc, they guy responded 'I'm faking it' and fucking bolted
>Monster NPC complained
who was in the right
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>>10241025
Reminds me of a larp a few years ago where we npcs played ghost druids for various nighttime rituals. Thing is, with our candles and pointy hoods (that had a tendency of slipping over hour faces) we looked like fucking Klansmen.
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>>10241296
>who was in the right
The only guy who stopped to ask if he is alright
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>>10240246
Welted oak tanned cow 13th c $60+$30 for fully lugged rubber soles. The store was originally recommended to me here. From Viking leathercraft in Nashville TN. So definitely not turn shoes.
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>>10241296
>2019
>Not having a rule system where feigning injury is just considered cheating
>Not having a skill "feign injury" in skill-heavier systems to make both sides happy
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>>10240958
>>10240959
>>10240965
Thanks for that fail pic, but I was thinking about this specific bevor.
https://www.celticwebmerchant.com/en/short-15th-century-bevor.html

I believe it would make me look a little extra evil.
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>>10239471
May I ask if you have any experience with Ulfberth shoeware?
I kinda get the impression that this pair looks sturdier https://www.celticwebmerchant.com/en/15th-century-ankle-boots.html?id=42236450&quantity=1

Also think I'm gonna add a rubber sole to it, lots of harsh forest terrain and gravel roads where I larp, I don't think a leather sole would do it.
https://www.amazon.de/Unbekannt-Langsohle-Schuhkleber-optimalen-Schuhreparatur/dp/B01MZH0TJ4/
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>>10241520
still not compatible with a proper barbute, you have to either make the bevore way too wide or the helmet way too short to be able to move your head
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Thoughts on atelier nemesis weapons? Our local shop bought a couple of pieces and they feel too flimsy and the detail isnt that great.
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>>10236521
Heya Gropalope, I have a later period LARP coming up but don't want to look too shit. If you had to pick between plebtier suppliers for breeches would you buy Samson or Townsends? Up for a trip to Rhode island this fall maybe?
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>>10241311
fucking this
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>>10240965
sexy besagews though
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>>10240965

Actually I do that. I have a bevor and barbuta and when I know a pitched battle is coming, I wear them in tandem and raise the bevor.
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>>10242251
Normally I keep the bevor down and it gives me no issues.
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>>10242126
Honestly, as much as the ultra gate-keeper douchebags like to eat on both companies, the product is solid for what it is. For beginners, larpers, and bulking out practical kit on a budget, it's great stuff.

Both companies have good quality stuff, with Samson being slightly pricier and higher end. My opinion stands less on product, and more on the business themselves.

Townsend as a business has the best goddamn customer service hands down. This makes exchanging clothes for fit super easy. Townsend as a person himself, and his employees are also super nice and genuine and want to include people in the 18thC hobby.

Samson Historical condones and propagates the "Irish slaves" mythology amongst other crap. This kinda shit really sticks in my craw.
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>>10242251
>>10242255
That looks very restricting desu
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>>10242942
Only when I lock down and raise the bevor and I generally do it only at times when its a nice fucking idea to have all the face protection you can get. And even then its not half that bad I just got used to compensating the restriction and if I get out of the mosh pit i drop the bevor again.
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>>10238586
Is it possible to somewhat properly use slings at a larp? I've literally never seen it being done.
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>>10243433
Well you'd have to use very soft projectiles, I guess, and I don't really see them working properly with a sling.
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>>10243433
>>10243444
Oh hey as an afterthought, someone suggested tiny water balloons to me.
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>>10242728
>Samson Historical condones and propagates the "Irish slaves" mythology amongst other crap
Eww.
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>>10242728
>>10243474
>Samson Historical condones and propagates the "Irish slaves" mythology amongst other crap
300 years of indentured servitude is a myth?
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>>10243478
Oh, it's true, it happened, and those people absolutely were horribly mistreated.

The problem isn't with the claim "hey, there were Irish slaves" (which is true by today's definitions of slavery), but the claims that
A) Indentured servitude is the same as cradle-to-grave slavery because both are called "slavery"
B) Therefore, the Irish slavery was equal to or worse than the black slavery

Anyone actively calling it "Irish slavery" is either
A) Irish
B) Trying to use it as an argument that black slavery wasn't such a big deal
and it's the latter that's a rather unpopular stance to take, especially in the USA.

But you probably know all of this.


>>10243433
The way I see it, the problem is in the fact that it's very hard to control the speed at which a projectile is launched. There's no real way to build in something that decreases the speed of a slung projectile the same way you can decrease the draw strength of a bow.

Maybe you could just throw softer? I've never used a sling before, so I don't know if that's realistic. If you can trust people to pull their blows, you should be able to trust people to calm their sling shots. At that point, I don't know if it even has any meaningful advantage over just throwing anymore though.
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>>10243478
No more than indentured English, Scottish, or anyone else. Indenturement is not chattel slavery, it is nowhere able to be compared.
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>>10241297
ghost druids, damn, two in one
>we looked like clansmen
top kek, thanks for the pic though, I appreciate
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>>10243478
>Found the angry white guy
Was the mayo too spicy, Kadyn?>>10243503
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How did y'all decide on your color schemes? I'm thinking of making a knight like pic related by buying dark armor and using yellow heraldry, or being trashy and finding a way to paint my armor and using a black tabard. Black and Yellow is just such a good combo.
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>>10243619
You mean you get to choose?
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>>10243728
I'm just thinkings personal heraldry/colors. I'm not a part of a company/clan/whatever, nor do I know if I'll join one. But colors make for a striking character so I'm thinking yellow/black.
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>>10243767
I'd wear all the colors associated with monarchy because fuck you that's why, like purple red and gold
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>>10240767
>>10240807
>>10240603
Just go to Dagohir dressed as a WHF Khornate
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>>10243446
Great way to make enemies
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Any other French (or euro) anon know about French LARPS and could give me a rundown on them?
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>>10243619
Yeah, uh-huh, you know what it is!

>>10243896
There was this one French femanon who mentioned an Asian-themed LARP. Perhaps she's still around and could shed some light about it.
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a while ago I asked for some character building tips, had my larp last weekend and it was truly magical. Thank you everyone who gave me advice!
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Anybody got good examples of kits that have coats of plates/brigs?
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Oh dear anonymous (and namefag) LARPers, I have come to seek your wisdom about two things:

-I'm looking for outfits for rich German-esque fighters of all sorts, from 14th to the 16th centuries. Mostly soft kits.

The second - Were there any medieval sword training implement? Like that circle shown in Zorro, or the Wing Chun training dummy? Anything that can be fun for players to try out and add to the immersion. Low Fantasy works too.
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>>10245519
>Were there any medieval sword training implement?
You mean props and stuff to make roleplaying swordfighting trainings more interesting? The only things I can think of are sticks and training dummies.

Sticks (about the length of a sword) are great for in-game trainings. Most people just use actual larp weapons under the "but these ones are blunt so it's okay" excuse, but that always -without exception- causes confusion in onlookers. People can't tell whether it's a training or a battle while such a thing would be fairly obvious in reality, which breaks immersion for onlookers. Training with sticks might be less realistic, but it clearly marks it as a training.

Training dummies are always cool. Just don't use exposed straw, as that can be surprisingly sharp to larp weapons. Infinite style points if you make one that actually swings back with a larp weapon when hit.
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>>10245538
>Sticks
Important disclaimer: I was talking about larpsafe sticks, not stick sticks. The latter won't be appreciated by the organizers.
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Haven't the foggiest where I found this morsel, but have "Leather and leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and medieval York (part of 'The Archaeology of York': Volume 17: The Small Finds: 17/16: Craft, Industry and Everyday Life)"
https://mega.nz/#!Cs0AlIxY!KENmssrf2gICBqDr5IxRq7ekkC4KtzdZ6Wf8Ybm3GWw

a good chunk is about making shoes, so Pic related is the ToC
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>>10245538
a style that really tickes my fancy personally is the look you can see in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ETM1w8DTI

More of a casual thing but the nice arming doublet and plate legs paired with the klappvisor of a bascinet hanging as a sort of tasset really does it for me
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>>10245687
Much appreciated friend!
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>>10245519
>>10245538
You could always sew a wood-coloured or even wood-textured (if you can find the fabric) sock for a larp weapon. That way you can transforme it into a training, wooden sword, pretty easily.
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Atelier Nemesis weapons, are they well made? Hold up with proper care? They sell a mace at 110cm that I really want but I've only ever used calimacil.
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Odd Question, but has anyone ever heard of sci fi larps? Like Star Trek, or something like that?
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>>10245761
I do cyberpunk LARP which is kinda in that vein.
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>>10245761
Im sure there's some parlors that use bridge sim and built consoles, but those would be small, dozen or so people.
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>>10245761
A friend of mine went to a Battlestar Galactica larp not too long ago, so they definitely exist.
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>>10245761
I know of one that utilised an old submarine here in Germany, but I forgot the name.
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>>10245806
God fuck that sounds awesome.

>>10245778
Too bad Artemis Bridge Simulator isn't really fit for larps, its interface looks really good.

>>10245761
I know of a Dune parlor larp near me, but it's stopping soon. There's two sci-fi weekend larps in my country, AFAIK. Anyway, sci-fi larps definitely are a thing.
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>>10245770
Like Shadowrun?
>>10245778
I looked at using Artmeis Bridge Sim but it doesn't have much in the way of enabling RP.
>>10245834
I'm thinking some sort of Parlor larp, but then it might just be easier to play a Table Top. I really want to get immersed and set up a something like my previous picture as a set where players can do stuff. Maybe have an away team crew who NPCs for the bridge team, and a bridge team who NPCs for away team? Not sure how to do weapons other than easily lost nerf weapons, or maybe laser tag gear?
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>>10245782
>>10245806
The Monitor Celestra was a 2013 Swedish BSG larp that took place on the Småland, a 1950s destroyer that is now a museum ship.

Projekt Exodus was a 2015 German BSG larp inspired by Celestra and used the 1960s destroyer Mölders. What that the one you were thinking of?
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>>10245960
>Like Shadowrun?
yeah!
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>>10246097
Dope. Is it Runner vs Runner, or what?
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>>10245960
Dont do playet switches. Instead make some sort of PvP system so that players are competing against each other directly. Do factions.
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>>10246124
Ok, so I've got an idea now.
>Parlor Style Larp, use something like Bridge Simulator or other ship simulator for ship to ship stuff.
>Two overall factions: Federations vs Empire
>Sign up either as a lone wolf or part of a crew. Crew gets a ship, lone wolf gets a fighter pilot. Pick a faction or mercenary. Better rewards for picking a faction?
>Set in X Sector with Y Systems in it. Each meeting is set in Y system trying to solve a problem and get the rewards for your faction. Rewards for showing up and playing, and rewards for being a part of the winning faction?
>Character creation is picking a "role" like Command, Pilot, Security, Diplomat, and Science. Pick some specialty skills that let you bullshit stuff or autopass something, and that's it.
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>>10246135
How are you going to do roles? If it's Artemis Brudge simulator I don't think you can just do fighter pilots too, got to be part of a crew?
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>>10245834
Eindhoven for the Dune LARP?
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>>10245960
>Not sure how to do weapons other than easily lost nerf weapons
That's the go-to solution most futuristic larps use. There's not really an alternative if you want life-action combat. Any other projectile weapon is not going to have a better range-to-safety ratio, and leave an equal amount of trash lying around. A completely trust-based system is possible, but not to everyone's taste.

Alternatively, you could just make a system where players compare ability scores and modifiers, determine who wins, and then roleplay the fight. Well-suited to parlor larps, but less live action.

>>10246124
>Don't do player switches
Why not? I think it'll be difficult to give so many NPC's something meaningful to do, as it'll be half the total playerbase at any point. From what I've seen, you don't need that many NPC's in a parlor larp, but if that problem were solved I don't see any other issues.

>>10246135
In a parlor larp, you want all your players to be in the same location. If you split things up into different ships (rooms) with no instantaneous means of travel between them, you're effectively hosting multiple larps at the same time. Parlor larps thrive on player-to-player interaction, as there's only so much plot you can introduce each time. If you want multiple non-secret factions, it might be better to have some sort of space station setup, where players can command spaceships but not crew them themselves.

>>10246216
Yes. The Spacing Guild did literally nothing wrong.
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>>10246091
The BSG larp that happened this year was apparently BSG “inspired” and in Helsinki, so no retired submarine.
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>>10246476
Makes sense. There's only so big a "popular franchise" larp can get before getting into legal trouble, while a "popular franchise with the labels filed off" larp doesn't need to fly under the radar.
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>>10246406
I think the problem I'm running into is I want to run a not!Star Trek with emphasis on the bridge/diplomatic/space part of it instead of the combat part. Parlor style would suit that, but not so much if we split it like you noted.
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>>10246570
What does the room in which you plan to host this look like, and how many people are you expecting?

I have an idea which might just work. If you have access to a network of (almost) interconnected rooms, you could use them to represent the different important rooms of a ship: bridge, engineering, medbay, weapons, canteen, etc. You're not going to be able to give thirty-something players enough to do on the bridge alone, but if you introduce meaningful plot in the rest of the ship it'd work. If you only have a single large room to work with, even tables put up on their short sides with fabric over them make for passable "walls".

If you want multiple explicit factions, maybe make it some joint human/not!vulcan or human/not!ferengi or whatever mission? In my experience, in an actual faction vs faction game you want at least four explicit factions to make it interesting. Even better is when you have a "double-layered" faction system, where each player has for instance both a species faction and a political faction they have genuine loyalty to.
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>>10246802
What I was thinking was up to six laptops a table with divders like you suggested, each belonging to a ship. I need to learn if Artemis or Empty Epsilon allow for ship upgrading as rewards. Ideally each ship would be agents of a cold war sort of deal where everyone is for a faction but each ship has a reason to put their ship before others.
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>>10246803
Sounds more like a game than a larp, if you ask me.
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>>10245519
>-I'm looking for outfits for rich German-esque fighters of all sorts, from 14th to the 16th centuries. Mostly soft kits.
as always: medieval tailors assistant for general things, but if you have anything more specific ask and we can help.

>Were there any medieval sword training implement? Like that circle shown in Zorro, or the Wing Chun training dummy? Anything that can be fun for players to try out and add to the immersion. Low Fantasy works too.
Meyer square. Look it up, it can be fun. There are lots of others but those are sometimes more specific.

>>10245687
Anon, I love you in a non-hetero way now.
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>>10245761
I've even played in scifi larps that was loosely based on the Expande universe. But there are a shitton of other scifi larps out there.
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>>10246813
Yeah. That's the space/combat part. For the social part, I think it'll go back to char gen.
>Char gen you pick Command, Science, or Operations track (Social, Mental, or Physical Classes). Then pick a specialty for each (Leadership, Comms) (Engineer, Medical) (Weapons, Pilot, Security).
>Build a deck of 13 playing cards. Cant have duplicates except for face cards, so one 2, 3, etc. Their suit determines if they're a Social card, Mental card, or Physical card. Face cards are special to each role and instead have a special ability.
>When conflict occurs you select the card you want to use. Use the appropriate suit of card for the type of struggle, and the value of the card is how hard you're trying. If you don't have something of that suit, then use a high card of another suit, but if your opponent has something of that right suit, they win even if they have a lower card. Ties do another round of card playing, unless someone drops out. For example in a Social struggle, you'd want a ten of hearts to win. If you don't have a heart but play a 10 of diamonds but they play a 2 of hearts, they win. Used cards are given to the GM till the next refresh.
>Races get certain bonuses, like the not!Klingon get a bonus 5 Physical card in addition to their normal card.
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>>10246878
You've made it sound even more like a game just now.

I mean, if that's what you're interested in creating, power to you. Just note that mechanics don't make a larp. I'd give much more thought to decorations, available rooms, high concept and plot before working out game mechanics and rewards.

Are you planning on making this a recurring thing, or a one-shot? What rooms do you have available? What's your budget? How long do you intend each session to last? How high do you want the odds of a ship just fucking exploding to be? And, most importantly: are you actually planning on doing this or is it just idle speculation?

I feel I'm coming across as somewhat hostile, but I'm genuinely just trying to help here. I get the feeling you aren't really on the right track.
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>>10246898
You're not wrong, I just feel like I need to have my feet on the ground with solid mechanics before eating my desserts. I'd expect this to be a once a month thing for right hours in something like a hotels meeting hall, the type that hold up to 40 people at a time. At this point just idle musing, I don't even know if anyone else would be interested in this.
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Why is larp for gulls and not /tg/?
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>>10238636
Germanic Raubritter (robber knight)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robber_baron_(feudalism)
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>>10247024
/tg/ kills larpthreads too fast. That's it.

There used to be a significant amount of people that would loudly complain larping doesn't belong on /tg/, but those have vanished.
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>>10247024
it was and is for /tg/. There are still larp threads there every once in a while. But as anon said, we migrated here becuase it's a slower board, and also that the some of the gulls are interested in it too.
on /tg/ there is simply way more interest compared to their speed to other stuff and larp threads get 404'd too fast
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>>10247169
I've seen some of the /tg/ threads hit autosage in less then 2 hours.
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>>10247340
yep, it's kind of sad, though sometimes there is a thread that can survive for a day or two.

Anyway, in the upcoming weeks I will stay at home a lot so I will start to do more image dumps and shit like that.
As a start lets see some drachenfest pics because I didn't posted them here yet (but I'm still waiting for a few)
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>>10247654
>tfw somebody posts my girlfriend
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>>10247625
Nice pauldronthedral.
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>>10247628
>>10247789
And our boys
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>>10247630
>>10248228
And oúr boys.

I've seen myself get posted here, too. Always fun to see.
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>>10247582
big dick energy
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I get so fucking salty when i see pics of camp and stall set ups that are complex and aesthetic.

Do you all seriously not have to deal with constant drastically changing weather? The best thing we managed to find for our larp were cream colored car ports with heavy metal framing that we still had to hurricane tie down.

Do i just have to deal with the fact I will never have a cool/accurate tent because in Kansas we go through every single drastic weather change in a 3 day period? Am I doing something wrong?
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>>10248811
>Am I doing something wrong?
yes, because a proper tent should be good for nearly every weather, you just have to prepare accordingly
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>>10248811
>>10248821
I mean if this nigga lives in a hurricane zone, then don't. It'll be cheaper to buy a house somewhere which isn't the middle of Satan's Asshole than buy a new tent everytime.
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How does your larp deal with rapists?
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>>10249583
you mean in game rapists?
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>>10249588
Actual ones that use the game to prey on girls
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>>10249583
Turn them over to the police, I'd fucking hope

>>10249593
Would-be rapists and creepers in general is a more difficult issue. My local game has two "confidants" walking around. People can voice complaints, troubles and uncertainties regarding unwanted intimacy to them, and they will take appropriate action. Furthermore, they use the green/orange/red system but that's a shit system.
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>>10249593
then the larps shouldn't do anything about it apart from reporting to the police, and they will take the rapist away, end of story.
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>>10249583
A (not larp) association I was a member of had a troublesome situation once. A new member claimed another new member was making unwanted advances towards her, and the two already had a history of conflict and even violence.

Long story short and over-simplified, we dediced to only be judge, jury and executioner for incidents happening within the context of the association. I still stand by that decision: the board (of a larp or otherwise) should try to ensure that their events remain free of (sexual) violence, but not patrol the other behaviors of their members. Verifying and acting upon claims of (sexual) violence is the responsibility of law enforcement, not three to seven unpaid volunteers.

This means that if someone is being a creep at larps the board should act, but if a larper is being a creep to another larper outside of the larp they should just take their hands off. It's by no means an ideal solution, but I think it's the most that can be reasonably expected of the orga.
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>>10247024
>>10247160
>>10247169
Also, the vast wave of trolls who think LARP isn't /tg/ is insane.

Fun fact, you have Gropey and Hungarian to thank for moving it here.
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>>10238586
Hey I dunno if this fits in LARP but I dunno if it fits in Lolita either. I have bought fabric for a Regency Dress that I plan to make. I am planning on going to a ball and tea in December (late December so I've still got time to sew). Anyways, does anyone have patterns for extended busts? I am an alright size (like 8-10) but I am pretty damn busty and everything seems to only factor in smaller busts. I am willing to buy patterns.

Pic related: Similar to what I want to make
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>>10250690
there's a sewing thread where you might find some help
>>10164075
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>>10250690
Do you have a dress form?? If it's not your bust size pad it out. Then so some test muslins with scrap or cheap fabric to work on sizing up the bodice. If you don't then you'll have to test the bodice muslins on yourself which is doable.

Also look up some dress diaries for what you want to make, they are very helpful.
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While we're talking sewing, does anyone have PDFs of the medieval and Tudor tailor books?
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>>10250902
which ones? the medieval tailors assistant is easyily aviable through google, and I know the patterns of fashion which are really great books but not easily aquired in the usual non-paying ways
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>>10250932
Whichever you can share? I'm a poor gull just getting into larp and renfaire
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I just received an overlock sewing machine, yay or nay for sewing historical clothing?
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>>10249583
Haven't had to deal with one in a LARP situation, but I assumed it would be like finding out about one in any other situation: they will have a very unfortunate fall down multiple flights of stairs before the cops are called.

>>10250526
I still can't believe how long it's been.

>>10250690
Seconding Adamant, but if you need to build up bulk, go with 1/8 or 1/4 in thick sheet batting, like for quilts. After you pieced it together to get the measurements you want, make a new slipcover either from scratch out of some sort of stretchy material, or by using a very tight t-shirt. Pick related, my boyfriend likes piecing together like this over using the adjustable dress form to ensure a good fit on clients, but it's cheap enough to just tear off and do again when needed.

>>10251077
doesn't really matter. Unless you're making clothing that exists after the popularizing of industrial sewing, any machine stitch is obvious.

This is said, it doesn't matter for larps unless you personally want it. even then, but a lot of reenactors do, is use it for hidden stitching like inside seams, and then hand finish any exposed stitching.
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>>10251075
here is the medieval tailors assistant
http://www.strony.toya.net.pl/~kuswir/MTA.pdf

If you give me a contact or something I can send you a few of the patterns of fashion books, because they are a little bigger
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I also think Dr Nick(olas) Durpas's doctoral thesis on late medieval German and Italian armor (i think i originally got it from one of these threads) would be appreciated here. https://mega.nz/#!P9EHxIgA!V5Jtn0ehyoUM868dirJXDbeCnB6w0hcYE0Y3vhOgmCA
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>>10248821
But what by your standard is a proper tent? We've had people show up with expensive authentic tents that are desimated by the next morning by high winders. The cheap ass pavilions I get, those are gone by the afternoon. But they told me how much they spent on these handmade awesome tents that look exactly like all the ones in the pics in the thread and they don't ever last. Please let me know what might be wrong? Link? anything?

>>10248823
We are trying to convince out larp to host on our land, which has tons of acreage. We want to start a larp business that could be a good hub for the midwest. We want to build barns, bathrooms with plumbing, cabins... but some people are but hurt that the drive would be 1 hour away from KC. They would rather have porto johns, tanks of water from the back of a truck and constant tear down and rebuild since no one lives on our current site. Not a hurricane zone, but might as well be. For now, no perma structures ...
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>>10251825
well, if it wasn't anything hurrican related, only strong wind then they just probably set it up wrong.
I mean I was in such tents in serious downpours and also when it was really strong wind at the side of a mountain, where some tents did got blown away but mostly the ones that were set up poorly (and of course modern ones which weren't fixed to the ground)

So that's the only thing I can think of by what you say.
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>>10252082
>>10251825
From my experience, the so called "Saxon" style tents are fantastic in almost every type of weather.
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When are you fags gonna make me happy and post a Celt or a Scythian?
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>>10252761
>Calling us fags
>Wanting Celtic bullshit.
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>Be me
>Really like Katanas
>Not in a weeb way of thinking they can cut through tanks, or thinking they're functionally better than other swords. I just fucking love their aesthetics
>Most games here are European Fantasy, so no way of fitting them into a character
>Even if I did throw them onto an eccentric duelist or something (Whatever works for Sean Connery works for me), I'd still probably get shit and dirty looks from other players

Life is pain
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>>10253500
Let it be one of many exotic swords from a collector.
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Does anyone know of any good historical non-battle oriented larps in the US? I found Armistice Arcane in New Orleans which looks good, but I’m wondering if I have other options.
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>>10253500
Play a collector mate, gives you a bunch of free rp points and you wont be seen as autistic.

Have pic related as inspiration, I searched a good fifteen minutes to find it for you and not playing a collector now would have wasted both of ours time.
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>>10252805
>stop likeing what I don't like
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>>10253772
>Calls us fags
>Requests basic bitch shit without any perimeters such as location, period, or culture.
>"Hurr Durr stop liking what I don't like"

Neck yourself.
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>>10253943
>Requests basic bitch shit without any perimeters such as location, period, or culture.
nigga Scythians and Celts aren't a culture? any period would do, obviously, fuck off faggot

>gets offended for getting called a fag
>on 4chinis
the absolute state
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>>10253949
...No you mouthbreathing retard, "celt" is not a culture. The Celtic genotype spans across most of Western Europe and the British isles, several cultural groups, and several centuries. Celtic people of what's now France in 400 BC are not anything like British Celts of 400 AD.

As for being a rude little shit, how new are you? Different boards, different cultures. Acting like an edgy fag while making requests just makes no one want to help.
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>>10253990
Aren't you in edgy little twat? I don't think you're ready for LARPthread yet.
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>>10253990
You seem ridiculously butthurt.
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>>10253990
I don't think you're old enough to be online unsupervised.
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>>10254009
I'm not that Anon. You're just proving the point.
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>>10251204
>>10251204
Goddamn, ya'll are awesome. Good shit, both of you.

>>10251825
This is going to sound assinine, but for real, a proper tent is one that you can look at and feel and know that no amount of wind will fuck it. Good tents are expensive, but there is a reason there are only a handful of big name dealers like Panther Primatives and Tentsmiths etc. People who get shit that's marketed to larpers get over priced crap. Same with clothes and armour really.

>>10252761
>>10253772
>>10253949
>>10253990
>>10254009
What the flying fuck crawled up your urethra and died?

>>10253500
Dude, if you want to get historical, there were Japanese samurai in the goddamn Vatican as envoys in the 1500's, and brought swords as gifts. Private collectors loved them as novelty in the 1600's. Trade is a thing, and they got around. I like >>10253654's collector angle.

You could also go with something similar like a Swiss sabre or Messer? Pic related.

>>10253960
Spot on.
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>>10252761
>>10253772
>>10253949
>>10253990
>>10254009
This was a trip. Welcome to larpthread newfag.
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I miss the days of quality banter...
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>>10254259
He obviously couldn't take a the bantz.
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>>10254474
neither anybody else
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>>10254482
Yah, nah. Guys a cunt.
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>>10254157
>What the flying fuck crawled up your urethra and died?

How do I delete someone else's post?
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>>10254886
I currently have a massive hard-on for low-fantasy-but-still-fantasy/functional sets. Anyone got good examples of them?
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>>10254887
Does character art work, or do you mean like actual kits from a LARP?
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>>10255529
Both are fine.
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>be at sci fi larp
>one tard keeps on bringing his bajillion watt light into night fights and just blinding npcs so he can smack them with impunity
>complaints are met with "i need it for medical reasons my doc says I eye problems"
>staff refuses to push shit further because of "muh lawsuits"
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>>10257791
have you tried using a mirror?
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>>10257791
Get a higher powered flashlight and mog that eyelet.
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With a strobe option of course.
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>>10257791
Step 1: Talk to him like an adult. You probably did so/know it won't work, but I should say it nonetheless.

Step 2: Tell the staff you've recently developed a sensitivity to bright light with risk of epilepsy, meaning you may not be exposed to light sources of more than so-and-so many lumens.

Step 3: If neither works, buy a brighter flashlight to make him realize what a cunt he is.

Step 4: If he still doesn't quit, find as many people as you can to leave the game if he doesn't stop blinding them with a flashlight.
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>>10257975
alternatively as a step 3 when he flashes you hit the grand and start mimicking a seizure
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>>10238586
Sup /cgl/,


I'm going to be writing a sci-fi chamber larp soon. Exact setting hasn't be determined yet, but it'll probably end up a generic mixing pot sci fi setting. Since we're just starting out, we'll probably have fuck-all for budget.

So, my question is: how would you, on a budget of approximately €50,- per NPC, dress up about two to four sci-fi police officers? No need for weapons or anything, just clothes. I'm assuming all NPC's will have generic black/white clothes to wear underneath.
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>>10258759
My first thought was to get a police vest (going for €20,- to €30,-) and a SWAT helmet (going for €25,- and up), but I'm afraid it won't be bulky enough.

An alternative would be to get some cheap army helmets (€15,- to €20,-) and paint them black or white, a police vest, and spend the remainder on some cheap knee or elbow protectors.

Dropping the helmet entirely, a balaclava goes for about €7,-, but I'm afraid that'll fall short in terms of bulk even more.

I'm thinking there might be some kind of sports gear which goes for cheap on the second-hand market which might work to add bulk. I was thinking of American football stuff, but that's hard to find in Europe (let alone cheaply).
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>>10258759

The limit of 50€ really doesn't give you all that many choices. You could go for a belt set, but even those cost good money. Surplus and airsoft gear are your best bets. Either that or sports gear.
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>>10259876
>The limit of 50€ really doesn't give you all that many choices
I know, but it's unfortunately all I've got to work with. I think sports gear mixed with police equipment is the way to go, but I have no idea where to get second-hand sports gear in non-singular quantities.
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You can look up cheap/second-hand helms in eBay and you might find them at like 10EUR a piece. Just make sure the vest is bulky enough and you're golden.
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>>10243008
That guy on the left with the tiny knife



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