New larp thread Now with 37% more winter season. The cool kids larp even in the winter.previous thread>>10787705
>>10813669what are eu shops for pants? i miss two components till i finished with my set. and i think the pants are the harder one since im a fat fuck
>>10813950What are your standards of budget/authenticity, which country and how much of a fat fuck are you? Your bog standard larp shop generally carries up to a 3XL which also tends to be on the larger size itself.
>>10813998> Budget arround 60-65€> Authenticity: Must not be 100%, searching for a viking style one> Germany> 170cm/144kg
>>10814112Perkele viking store does some really good kit for quality prices, and I think goes up to XL in their normal range and bigger on request. Their stuff is all historically accurate, but honestly have no idea what the fuck you're talking about for "musn't be 100% authentic" desu.To try and get some conversation going, what's everyone's favourite weapon? Not the best, not the most aesthetically pleasing, just your personal favourite, everything else be damned. I personally fucking love polearms. Spears, Billhooks, don't care, love all of them, especially once you get to 7ft plus territory. They fit almost every setting and period and allow you to style on people constantly.
>>10813669Stop larping, we need real lifehttps://youtu.be/bdb-s9zuYKQ
Looks like Drachenfest US is going to be releasing it's tickets in a few days, but they're still requiring vaccination records. Regardless of how much we need to worry about covid I don't plan on getting a vaccine one especially since I've already had covid and I'm not interested in getting a new vaccine every three months. What is the likely hood that they'll drop the requirement or allow like religious exceptions. I'm not religious but I'll convert before I get some weird jab.
>>10814679Absolutely zero chance
>>10814782god why are all my hobbies run by weirdo funko pop loving bootlickers
>>10814805larp is a community hobby that you mostly do for the interactions. If you don't like the people there why did you got into the hobby in the first place?
>>10814811ah yes, let me go ahead and stop enjoying things and thinking they're cool and wanting to interact with them because the leaders are mentally ill.
>>10814858my brother in christ we're in a thread about dressing up as fake fantasy and or historically accurate people and then smacking each other with not!weapons I think we're all a little bit of an edgy faggot
>>10814912You can play make believe you're some kind of viking warrior or goat futa and dress up for the part but you can't pretend that there is some form of higher being that will welcome you after death instead of a horrifying void of endless nothingness? Weird.
>>10814925NTA, but it's a solid bit of advice.And it has Jesus's personal endorsement!
Big shout out to the janitor for getting rid of the trash. You're doing good work.
Now that the asshole was gone, let's get the thread back on topic.Does anyone know a good US source for a Elizabethan ruff that isn't cheap nylon Halloween costume, but also isn't a $150 plus reenacting quality piece?
>>10814928Agreed not a fan of people telling me to go kill myself.
>>10814935Just read the archives and Jesus was right you should kill yourself.
>>10814930I've heard good things about The Renaissance Tailor but I've no actual experience with them.
I'm gone for a few weeks and ya'll let the plague rats in! >>10814482BS. Larp hard enough, and you can larp for a living like me.>>10814679>>10814812>>10814913>>10814935You're just not very bright, aren't you? >>10814930Ikea. Not joking. It comes and goes from their collection, but in the toys/roleplaying they sometimes have a really nice, 100% cotton ruffs with tie closure for $15 usd. Other than that, they really are not hard to make, just tedious. YouTube has good guides.
>>10814935Don't worry, people are not a fan of you either.
Happy Halloween you nerds.
>>10815495Happy belated spoop to you too.
What kind of tents does everyone recommend for single person? Right meow I'm looking at the Sibley 300 Ultimate, but I'd like to have a broad range of options instead of "ah this looks good enough" and buying the first thing that looks larpish enough. Bonus if it's asian in aesthetic.
What's the consensus about Epic Armoury's hybrid line? Are they any good? Worth the money? Will they break on me after two training sessions? Otherwise, any suggestions about a specific product or company of matching swords/sabers in the 3ft/85-90cm length range? Preferrably something like a simple millitary sabre but I can roll with most stuffPic unrelated
>>10816125I've got the Swashbuckler from the hybrid range. It's Epic Armoury quality, really. Not very good, not very expensive.One of the wiggly bits of the guard broke off after very light use, but they're unusually small for EA weapons so I'd assume they're normally sturdy enough. I've heard some retards try to ban them "because the pommel is too hard" but I haven't actually seen it enforced anywhere.
>>10816125Can't speak for the hybrid line, but we use the RFB line of cutlasses quite regularly in our game.It's a major question is if you are looking for curvature. Almost no one does curved blades, but I've been eyeballing Fakesteel Armoury ever since I've gotten to handle one. Not only do they make plenty of various curved weapons and 18th century styles, but they legitimately are some of the nicest looking weapons I've seen in person. A little pricey, but nice. Pic related from a recent post of theirs.
>>10816736And another picture out there late 18th / early 19th century English saber.
Tried to get it off the ground last year but left it too late/there wasn't quite enough interest, but would anons be interested in a /lrp/ secret santa in the style of the one that occurs over on /k/? Probably not a massive spending amount, just something nice for the christmas season.
>>10816736>>10816737I thought curved cores on latex was a terribad no-no idea made of pure explodium? Too much stress or something and prone to failure?>>10817057We've done it before. Problem is needing to have two separate lists: one for Europe, one for North America.
>>10817116Then good thing it's injected foam not latex.Though my biggest problem with fakesteel is that they are in the same price range as calimacil and the wyvern replica and wyvern has insurance policy plus you can cheaply buy replacement blades while being objectively better at handling and feel.
>>10817193But calimacil doesn't have curved blades.
>>10817209one of these days the fey will make you their slave for an eternity
>>10817057As always, I'm down for the US, And I will pick up any random Anon if we get an odd number So everyone gets a gift.>>10817116In theory, on the thrust, yes. But weapons that tend to be that curved aren't necessarily meant for thrusting regularly anyways. The idea is that on the thrust, it focuses all of the energy onto a small area usually at the apex of the curvature, but I have never actually seen a curved latex weapon fail. Plenty of cheap dick swords and boffers though, mostly from repeated stress usage, but they've always been straight cored.>>10817193I will admit they're a little blade heavy, but apparently they've recently changed how they weight the pommels. They're also cornering the market for the aesthetics of 18th/19th century weapons, which Calimacil doesn't have a strong showing for. I've also been drooling over some of their 15th/16th century inspired swords.>>10817219That's not a curve. THIS is a curve.
>>10817219>one of these days the fey will make you their slave for an eternityDon't make promises you can't keep. The number of mushroom rings and tree branch portals I have climbed into is uncountable, and get they still haven't taken me away.
>>10816736I have a pair of fakesteel weapons. They're fucking great, and they last. Get one.
>>10817833I'll post some later on if I remember, I don't generally keep pictures of any individual piece of gear.
>>10816028I'm either rocking a painted wheel pavilion or a soldiers tent when I go solo. Just get a period tent, something Asian can be more expensive though but something generic will always beat your modern tent.
Alright, there's been enough interest in >>10817057 that I'll throw something together over the next few days. >>10817116Seperate Euro and NA lists won't be too hard, as I imagine the signups will be fairly limited I'll probably just do a lot of matching by hand.
>>10813669I had a visual guide on making armored sleeves but I lost it. Anybody have one?
>>10820216Those are three different parts to a whole, being a pauldron, elbow cop, and weird bracer thing laced together, and are incredibly shitty in design. That bracer doesn't even fit the guy's arm, and that weird knuckle thing and the way it overlaps the wrist over to the metacarpals is just dumb and restrictive.Don't even get me started on the elbow and shoulder arrangement.If you're looking for a guy for arm armor, it really depends on what materials you're working with, and what kind of competence you have to work with them. Are you looking for metal? Leather? Etc. What's the purpose? Larp, reenactment, costume, etc.
>>10820534>>10820216And then there are questions of style and what you're going to wear under it, too. More info, anon. We're autistic in this thread, we need detailed requests.
I’ve agreed to play an npc character at a larp who dies early on to further the plot. I thought I’d just have to lie on the ground dead. It turns out I need to interact with people in character first and I’m shitting myself. How do people do that? Any help? It won’t need to be very long but I don’t know what I’m supposed to say..I don’t larp.
If I'm getting the itch to do some sword stuff, which should I choose? Local (very small) HEMA group, or nascent SCA rapier/cut & thrust? Or just do both? Or neither?Also what to look into if I want to make a doublet like pic related? What era/region specifically would that be ([loosely?] based on)?
>>10821859Since no one actually qualified responded I'll try. In short, just exaggerate whatever the fuck your character is. If you are a business tycoon go brag about your deals and how you are not afraid of your rivals. If you are a shady politician go try to intimidate and blackmail people, successfully or not. In general the rule is that it is better to do stuff badly than not do stuff and since your average larper sucks at doing stuff jut showing a bit of initiative makes you already twice as good as the average.Of course this implied that after lots of study and hard work you have gained the ability to behave as a decent human being. Exaggerate sure. Don't go make people uncomfortable. If you have some info on what kind of character it is maybe I could give some pointers. But in general, just focus on playing a caricature and hopefully have fun.
Does anyone know a European vendor that sells helmets at different sizes without costing upwards of €500 per helmet? Even just S/M/L is fine. I would be fine with the usual Indian crap if it weren't for the fact I have a small head that one-size-fits-none stuff looks comically oversized on.
i want to add a ranger mask like pic related, but i dont want to pay 50€ on etsy to get this shit. i saw a sale for a cheap 10€ black only shemagh. Would it work with a normal square shape piece of fabric or does it need to have certain shape?
>>10825258Some sellers sell in different sizes if you're looking for off the shelf. With some good luck you could score a helmet custom for under 500 as well depending on the type.
>>10825536Slapped together a quick Faramir's rangers costume for an event once. I just used a black linen square of iirc 70 cm, worked like a charm. Probably won't look exactly like your picture though.
>>10825258Epic armory. Indian crap, but fine for larp. Good return policies. A medium or one of the kids helmets should fit you and your tiny head.
Just finished making some stuff for my Warhammer Ogre outfit and man it looks so shitty but I had so much fun making it. Thanks for the suggestions to just slap on metal bits to make the boots look proper.Thanks for reading my blog :)
>>10826053To be frank I'm not sure if I'm ready to commit to helmets that thin and ugly, but thanks for the advice nonetheless. Might still go for it if I can't find another option.
Happy New Year /lrp/. Anyone got any advice or links to tutorials on foamwork? Building a monster costume, and while I've got a general idea of how I'm going to go about it and have worn similar suits before, I don't have any specific knowledge of what to avoid.>>10826119You can't just say that and then not post pics anon, this general is dead enough as it is.>>10825536That's literally a black buff (or snood or whatever), just get a tube of fabric and pull it over your face.>>10825258If below 500 is your price range, it'd probably be worthwhile contacting one of the good Indian workshops directly and getting one comissioned. I don't know any good places for helmets in particular, but if you ask around I'm sure you'll be able to find somewhere. It depends on the type of helmet as well for prices though, getting a custom nasal will cost pennies compared to a full houndface bascinet with all the trimmings.
>>10818204So did you find any ?
Anyone here have experience in small, local roleplay heavy fantasy larps?I want to try this kind of stuff out but the only one in a 100 mile radius of me seems to be a pretty already close-knit group with extensive homemade lore for their world
>>10829069Follow up, since it took me way too much digging to find this thread: why is this gen on the coomer costoomer board? Wouldn't it get more traffic on /tg/ or /sp/? Or even /k/ since they have gearqueer general
>>10829069Honestly, the second a larp system has more than a couple of pages of primer on what lore is critical to know to be able to engage with the game that immediately throws up a red flag. On the flip side, if it's the only option you have you might as well give it a shot. Roleplay heavy at least is normally a good thing, it weeds out those "larps" which are just boffer waving or are an excuse for some dickwad to powertrip over fake status.>>10829073These threads used to be on /tg/, but the board moves too fast for what is a niche hobby, even by /tg/ standards. Occasionally someone from here will throw a larp thread up on there and they generally do pretty well, but there isn't the sustained interest/ numbers to keep a general going permenantly.
>>10829069>>10829087Lore cancer is a thing but most larp groups tend to learn to ignore the lore if it becomes to big. Honestly, I'd say these kinds of events are pretty hit-or-miss. You may either have a hidden gem of dedicated larpers who have gone out and made their own thing, a bunch of rusty inbreds huddling together wanking of on their epic story, or something in between. I'd say it can't hurt to try. Worst case you can always leave early if it's not your group.
>>10829069>Anyone here have experience in small, local roleplay heavy fantasy larps?My area used to have three, before the coof killed all of them. Pretty good experience with all of them. As someone who rarely gives a shit about lore myself, I never had any issues with lore being crucial or anything. These larps did seem to have more people that tried to "win" than the bigger larps. In the end, >>10829103 has the truth of it: just try and see for yourself, very little is lost if it doesn't work out.
Almost done! Might as well do the Pip-Boy, it was not in the initial plan.
>>10829269Looks good anon, maybe weather it up a bit first by diving down your nearest hill, it all looks a tad clean compared to the source image.
>>10829073/k/ is utterly retarded and overrun by actual schizos and edgy teens trying to troll. /cgl/ is slow as shit, but that keeps the quality relatively high. Nobody ends up here unless they're actively looking for it.
>>10829905It also doesn't fit on /k/, like airsoft. Though you could probably get a decent thread focusing on post-apoc/STALKER type larps but only once every year or so.
>>10829905>but that keeps the quality relatively highit makes the thread exist, nothing more nothing elss. It isn't better or even worse than /tg/ apart from that.I mean I like the conversations on /tg/ way more, but obviously there are more retards and edgelords there because it's a faster board with more people
>>10829961/tg/ threads are great. I'm specifically shitting on /k/ because it's my home board, and is objectively terrible, especially with the war going on.
>>10830054lets be honest, everyone likes to shit on their home board, and everyone is correct because 4chan is the asshole of the internet
>>10825258>>10825653Never got around to answering you mate, sorry so here goes:Ulfberth does some off the shelf stuff in s/m/l. Since I'm a Dutchfag I usually get their stuff at celticwebmerchant. If you specifics on what kind of helmet I could maybe help you better but here goes:https://www.celticwebmerchant.com/nl/brands/ulfberth/page2.htmlOtherwise I can point you to some guys who do custom work for good prices in Europe. On Facebook you can look up:Jolly Knight Armoury (Bit over the place, but has a lot of good work as well)Thoradin Ambolt's farriery (really depends on your helmet type, ranges from 200-2k) - Specializes in fantasy/high conceptEarly Medieval Shop - Good stuff for the lowest price imaginable, the worst customer service I've ever had. It's like ordering Chinese at one of those real Chinese places, the guy taking your order doesn't understand you, you don't understand him, you both say some numbers and pay next to nothing. You're not sure what you ordered tho. Websites of creators:HBC Armour workshop - Ye Olde Poo in loo, cheap, vaguely reliable at times, and does a lot of custom work. Do be insanely clear with their customer care since they're responsive but also bad at it.True History Shop - Good contact, good work, looooooong backlog. Oleg is a nice guy tho.
>>10831612Cheers mate. I actually already tried an Ulfberth helmet from CWM, but it was of exceptionally low quality. I returned it and left a very detailed but generally negative review, but the insincere fucks just haven't published it without any comment whatsoever. Had the same thing happen with Calimacil not too long ago.I've since bought a random helmet that was okay and very cheap elsewhere, but I'll definitely keep the links around for when I'm in the market for a better one.
>>10831632Yeah Ulfberth is essentially just pajeet stuff with paying a middleman. Their only redeeming factor is their sizing from time to time, and some of their designs work better than others.Glad to hear you've got something to sate rn anyway
>>10831612God Early Medieval Shop do my fucking nut in. The stuff they make for the price they sell it at is absurdly good, but interacting with them is like pulling teeth. Delays of minimum 4-6 months on anything you order, being left on read if you send something they dont like or understand, not giving you updates unless you chase them up on it and even then it's 50/50. The stuff I've actually received has been incredible, but they simply refuse to do things like give you tracking numbers, and I've given up on them after a parcel just vanished in the mail and they offered no help at all. Seeing them get super buttblasted over someone 'copying' their historical design on Facebook was icing on the cake. >>10831632Remember to get a good arming cap as well. I ended up lining a large helmet with sheepswool, and it now fits like a charm.
Does anyone know how to get into contact with Gropey off board?
>>10832324He has a burner email that's he's posted a few times in previous threads, have a search for that.
>>10832667Found it, thanks.
How would I go about making patterns for gauntlets that fit me? Snuggly preferably.
>>108333815-10 years experience in armor making if you want it to really fit you snuggly
>>10833449Nuts to that. I have a pair of scissors and a whole lot of aluminium cans. Turns out you can cut them like paper and make pepakura.
>>10833646You're literally asking how to make the most advanced armor design possible with no experience, and wanting them to fit.I guess go Google it then, because it's a lost cause of this point.
>>10833986I have 100% sure that none of this is real, and you're just schizophrenic.Have you thought about killing yourself? It will help.
So I'm finally feeling confident enough in my singing and playing ability to either bring my lute or guitar to a larp and play a bard. Is this cringe, or should I go for it?
>>10834036Not sure why mods deleted the post, as it is all real. Check out Empire larp in England.
>>10834113Fuck the cringe. If you suck now you’ll get better and then you’ll be one of those people with an actual talent at the larp
>>10834113Seconding >>10834143. Even a bard has to start somewhere, and if you can play the most basic of diddy's, and sing the most basic of bars, you are already on your way to coming a legend. The buddy of mine picked up a goddamn tin whistle, learned a few basic folk tunes, and brought that to an event and by the end of it everybody wanted him paired up with them.Just be sure to wear protection. We're not talking about armor here.>>10834125>>10834128Stay triggered, snowflake.
>>10834172See what I mean? You're not helping. I don't feel like going at all because people like you will be there.
Let's say you are playing a bandit group leader character in need of manpower, in a post-apocalyptic setting (with plenty of ammo, food and water). Let's say you have captured two people. What is your theatrical scheme to try to make at least one of them to stay?I was thinking in the lines of giving them pistols and have them have a duel. Send the wounded one home for being a weakling, and trying to convince the victor they will not be accepted back at their own people, for being so quick to turn to violence.I need a devilish bag of mindfuckery tricks, please
>>10834113Do it anon, everyone loves a musician. Having a few "everyone can join in with the chorus" bangers is an easy way of getting the ol' confidence up as well (or just only singing after sinking a few jars like a true bard of the people).>>10834125>>10834128Jog on you fucking weirdo, literally all your complaints were either complete bollocks or who cares tier. "Boo hoo I can't play a character who's a massive sexist" who the fuck cares. Calling OC racism being banned but IC racism being completely fine and calling that a "double edged sword" shows how much of a brainlet you are.>>10834178You're on a Portugese Egg Eating forum bitching about a game you've never been to having already moaned about it on both a random /tg/ thread and a larp discord. Getting fucking roasted for it is entirely deserved, political views aside.
>>10834178Well because there is no help for you. Unless you kill yourself. That will help everybody.
>>10834184The violent bandit skit is always a bit too cartoon villain for my liking. I'd go for the standard approach to brainwashing. Treat them well, give them anything they request (to a limit), then show how much effort it took to generate everything you have given them and guilt-trip them in paying back their "debts" by doing menial chores. Then suggest they do more and more bandit-like stuff like carrying the loot back to base to speed up the process and give them rewards until they are in to deep and cannot leave, especially if they get recognised and become wanted themselves at some point.
>>10834172>>10834185The fuck did I miss?
>>10834421A 14 year old who doesn't larp get triggered by a group he doesn't play with changing their logo to a rainbow temporarily.
>>10813669I want to build a signal horn, since i have two old drinking horns i don't really use anymore. One is a 0,5l and the other 0,7l one. Would the 0,7l one be too big for a signal horn? I would like to carry it arround me in battle
>>10834449It's not temporary, it's permanent. Ted was right.
>>10834903Larp is inherently hella gay. That's half the fun.
>>10834945Different kind of gay.
Anyone else larps by themselves on a daily basis? Things like wearing bits and pieces that can pass by fashion, wigs and decorate your place like your character would and go on adventures on weekends?
>>10835446I can't say that I do, but we have one anon who's a national park ranger who wears a cloak and carries around a dagger and forging bag, and Clownfag professionally larps at a museum.>>10835450Every sentence that you just posted has reenforced that you should suck start a shotgun.
>>10835508>Every sentence that you just posted has reenforced that you should suck start a shotgun.It getting deleted just proves my point. I'm likely older than you and been larping longer than you, so I know what I'm saying. I'm warning people and being a friend, but you all don't listen. You never listen and that's why things go downhill.
>>10835621Nah, you're being a miserable piece of shit. It being deleted is literally because you are nothing of value, should delete yourself from life.Please do so as soon as possible.
>>10835622See? You're just proving my point. I had enough. Seek the gods, for you have been warned.
>>10835621Go start your own larp if you think you know better. Be sure to market your values. Report back to us on your success.
>>10813669I want to do bo staff tricks with a thin pipe that I plan on putting lights and batteries into. Provided the weight is balanced, would it be better to have the weight at the center of the pipe or as close to the ends as possible?
>>10835805If you're asking this question, you're definitely not ready to perform any staff twirling tricks safely in public. You're going to want to have the wait as easily distributed along the entirety of the staff as possible.
>>10835815I'm certainly not ready. I thought I'd say what I want to achieve so that people will give me even advice I might not even know to ask for.
Okay Larpfags, Show me your archer kit!
>>10837068I seem to not have any pics of my archer kit, but have a few pics of good kit that I've seen at some games I attend
First off, I’ve made the mistake of joining Drachenfest US discord servers because I’m sad and lonely. I have a question for the people that went to Drachenfest US. Were there a lot of people not ok with me doing that incident shit? From what I’ve gathered people in general aren’t going to be ok with those types of shenanigans this year.I feel like I’ve misunderstood Drachenfest or it was a certain thing the first year and it’s not going to be like that going forward
>>10837296>>10837299>>10837302Uuh, they look great. But wooden arrows? Arrent they dangerous, since they break easily?
>>10837696Wooden arrows break a bit earlier than carbon fiber, sure, but that's not really a contest. I wouldn't call wooden arrows "unsafe" by any stretch of the imagination. I've been shooting them for twelve years now, and only ever had to scrap three due to broken shafts. One broke after someone stepped on it. One had a little chip out of the side, so I decided to scrap it just to be safe. One I found back with both the head and the feathers neatly snapped off in the exact place I had just accidentally shot someone in the head, so I'm fairly certain of what happened there.Sure, you need to check your arrows for splinters after every shot, but you need to do that with any larp arrow anyway so that's a moot point. In fact, wood splinters are far less nasty than carbon fibre splinters, so I'd argue wood arrows are actually safer in that aspect.Also they look much sexier.
>>10837685Blue camp generally thought it was hilarious, not sure about the others
>>10837685What do you mean "incident shit"?
>>10837869Ok at least some people were alright with it>>10837915All the problems I caused for blue camp on purpose in the first two daysI just couldn’t tell if people are being conflict averse or if I’m a huge dick ruining peoples fun.
>>10837995What exactly were you doing?I will say, if most of the people in the camp are pissed at you, you might have been a dick.
>>10838021So in insulted the silver avatar because I couldn’t see at night and thought he was the shadow avatar. But when I realized he was silver I just doubled down and insisted that he was shadow.Also attacked the guy guarding the green camp diplomat on the road because I misunderstood what one of the limbus refs told me. The ref meant I owed limbus and had to die and come back at some point. I thought he meant I was drawn back and my character was more likely to put himself in life threatening situations.I didn’t mean to cause problems at first but when I did I escalated them and tried to make it more interesting. I’m charismatic and funny and theres no doubt I can make things interesting if I accidentally cause problems again. It might just not be the right larp for causing problems on purpose
>>10838055Don't know about fake Drachenfest but at actual Drachenfest stupid stuff like this is half of the gameplay. As long as you are not actively sabotaging people's stories go ahead. Having to deal with "that idiot" is one of the two cornerstones of the larp, with the other one being "that idiot". It sounds like the discord is overly buthurt to me. Also, blue camp? You mean camp "I'm a real anarchist who doesn't need to follow your rules mom."? If anything you should be causing more shit for them.
>>10838542Well that’s justification from the German game so I’m right and everyone else is wrong. Some of these internet people don’t like me in real life because of things I said I might do in a pretend game. And the reason I get into all this shit is because I don’t pay attention. Just making sure I didn’t miss that people hate me.Thank you lads for not being discord people maybe I’ll stop doing so many drugs
>>10814367Great swords are hard to beat for raw style and all around use. Anything in the pole arm category is downright majestic. Single bit two handed axes are a ton of fun, too.
>>10838554Just stop taking silver people so seriously, you'll go insane
>>10814367Longswords. I want one so fucking bad. That and short polearms- I'd kill for a larpsafe pollaxe
Hey guys, quick question for ya'll.I got some Byzantine threads that i'm not sure how to clean properly. Got a Brocade silk dalmatica. it has a linen lining under it.. Also have a wool under tunic that has brocaded silk trimming and under linen as well.Anyways Ive heard that dry cleaning silk can cause it to shrink. Is that true? How should I go about cleaning it.
>>10842906Sorry that I can't be more help anon, I likewise am sitting on some dirty silk I'm terrified of washing in case I fuck it up. So far all the advice I've been given has been to very VERY carefully hand wash everything, ideally using the same material as whatever your washing as the scrubber. >>10839319As the owner of a larpsafe 6ft pollaxe, it's baller as hell, especially when your at a system where a bit of safe grappling is allowed. Being able to square up against a mate and use it as a pivot to flip them around the place is very satisfying.
>>10843757Thanks! Yeah I think what also worries me is if im too abrasive with the scrubbing, I might make some of the brocade threads come loose. either that or it will shrink. I'll post a picture here of the silk brocade with the clavii. I really don't wanna mess it up.Anyway I think my next major project will be to make a Byzantine Loros that will go with my outfit. I don't think I've found any people who actually sell loroses, makes sense since its a absurdly long piece of fabric. The other thing I wish people would make more often is byzantine style shoes.
What would you recommend as a gift for a friend getting into larp? They have mostly chain and a little plate armor and a couple weapons already but what are other must haves for camping at an event for the weekend in the U.S.?
Does anyone have any patterns for 13th Century kit? I'm looking to make a hooded surcoat and a coate but can't find jack shit on google.>>10844387The best option is getting them some nice soft kit or accessory pieces. Something like a nice hood, a belt, a pouch or bag will be something that can be used on almost any character. Pewter pilgrim badges are a great choice as well, stuff that adds some flair basically rather than whole ass costume pieces like armour or a weapon.
>>10844985A hooded surcoat? Only thing I can think of that fits that bill would be s specific type of esclavine or a gardecorps.For a gardecorps I'd advise you to start in a 13th century pattern for a tunic, make it nice and proper. Then use a wider version of that pattern with a slightly pleated open sleeve with a hole at the armpit or upper arm.You can use the idea of a gugel for the hood. In all cases for patterning for this google: the medieval tailor's assistent pdf. Click the most sketchy link at the top.Proper layering would be either a silk or linnen underlayer, wool tunic, and then a gardecorps or esclavine. So it's travelling clothes for bad weather, not a base layer.
>>10845075Cheers anon, this is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. I meant a gardecorps, didn't know the name. You see them in the Maciejowski Bible, pic related. Sadly my sewing skills are cack at best, but I'll muddle through.
>>10843757Where did you get said pollaxe, and how expensive?
>>10845997I got it from Saxon Violence a couple of years ago for around £100. I think he's raised his prices a little since then, but I still highly recommend, I think he does the best polearms in the business (at least as far as full foam and latex stuff goes).
>>10846026Tragic. Last I knew he wouldn't ship to the US
so how good are these breastplates nowadays?https://www.kultofathena.com/product/15th-century-steel-breastplate-16-gauge-steel/been looking for something to replace my RFB breastplate for something a bit better.
>>10846455Eh. You're pretty close to made to measure prices at that point.
So I'm a fat fuck (not like ultra wide but 42-ish waist) and every single gambeson I try and buy always comes up too high on my neck or is too tight on the arms/shoulders. Do y'all have any brand recommendations for fat fucks? I swear I'm losing weight as of a week ago because trying to find shit that fits is insufferable. Even when you give them exact measurements they still make shit small. Feels like the only way to have things that fit is to have a generic body (impossible for me) or make the shit yourself.Anyways thanks in advanced lads.>>10837685Is there a general discord? I joined the red but they don't talk too much.
>>10814112Grimfrost sells some good quality shit too I dont think their pants are much more expensive than what your looking to spend. I bought their full wool tunic and its super warm and fits great
>>10846510Honestly you're probably not going to find anything that fits you until you do something about your waist/body shape. Not unless you get it tailored.There's no general discord, it's just unofficial discords being run by each camp.
>>10846510I'm afraid that, if you're serious about losing weight, your only option is to wait until you're close to your target weight. The further you are from your target weight, the easier it is to lose weight. That means your circumference will shift the most drastically in the earlier stages of dieting. Anything you get tailored now will fit you like a tent in half a year. A gameson you make yourself won't even fit you properly by the time you're done with it.Also, I once made the deal with myself "you're only allowed to buy tailored armour once you weigh below 90kg" and that helped me get there.
>>10846635>>10846598That's what I figured but wasn't sure, since there's not a lot of fat on my shoulders but the collars all feel too high. It's probably that they expect someone with my waistline to be much taller and thus have a longer shoulder to jaw measurement.Side note all this high collar shit sucks with a beard. >>10846598 pt. 2I figured but it'd be nice if there was a general all camps discord. It just feels weird for it to be this quiet, both the forums and the discords are basically ghost towns with a tumbleweed popping up every now and again. Then again that's how it feels online in general, every major type is pretty quiet. Makes you wonder where the people are.
>>10846643In reds case, I think-dont qoute me on this- a lot of them came from the same game(s), so there's a real chance they're just using pre-existing channels of communication.Blue discord is really active, but we're focused on our own planning and jokes, so I doubt a general would get as much traction. And yeah the real answer is just don't buy armor right now. Spend that money on a cleaner diet, a gym membership, and a camelback. Getting fit now means armor will actually fit you, won't tire you out, medieval clothing patterns will actually work and look right, and you be able to convincingly play a much wider range of characters. And yes, men's bodies follow very consistent rules of proportion, so they're making assumptions. If you ever buy fitted armor you'll notice the mens sizing charts ask for a lot less detail than the womens do.
>>10846651Makes sense maybe after the fact I'll find some inner circle to befriend. (Impossible)Why specifically a camelback, I used to have a few from the military and they were great... maybe I should get another one hmmmm. Honestly as far as diet goes it's hard enough to eat enough of the right things. I could starve all day and eat one meal but having a high fat diet is hard as hell when you hate fish and most high fat foods lmao.
>drachenfest US play guide drops>art is filled with memechairsWas there even anyone who had a wheel chair at the event last year?
>>10846849what is this playguide even about?
>>10846851It gives a loose explanation regarding how to play. Things like how to play in the spirit of the event and general rules, it’s basically the vibe check book.www.canva.com/design/DAFeQJ9hbsI/iC3xHkws59xaS-g36c6d3A/view#1
Just out of curiosityare airsoft events more focused on RP and immersion like Milsim West generally accepted under the LARP umbrella or is that primarily for fantasy/medieval shit
>>10846849I’m gonna offend at least one avatar a year. I’ll beat one of them at a dance off and lose the use of my legs. Representation mattersAlso you fucks in blue have anything cool you’re thinking about doing but need money for. I budgeted a ton of money to buy samurai armor until I got kicked out of the samurai group.
>>10846893wtf there was a samurai group?? I fucked up.
>>10846895They formed it in between last year and this year. YOU HAVE TO BE IN SHADOW CAMP. That was the point of contention, but they are going to try to make their own camp if they get enough people. You can’t just be a samurai either. You have to be onboard with their specific type of samurai play. They’re trying to make their own bushido code so they can stir up shit. Trying to be orc camp but stabbing people because they didn’t do the tea ceremony right.
>>10846908>shadowMan ngl I feel like I'm missing out because everything interesting is shadow. However knowing the types that gravitate towards this, they're probably more than slightly insufferable in their samurai play. Lemme be a weeb warrior with other weeb warriors baka
>>10846893>>10846913In short: yes, we have a bunch of shit being done, and our camp coordinator is a fucking machine. If you're looking for a new home, make the change, get on the discord, and you can either contribute to the general budget, or tell him you contributing x amount for y project. If nothing else, you can contribute money for alcohol.>Stab people over tea ceremoniesI was deliberately rude and boorish to the shadow avatar on day 1 because one of their people fucked up basic protocol when I visited. High odds I get into a fight with the samurai because they in or out of game don't actually understand proper protocol. (Ie, you actually teach an outsider what's expected before introducing them)And honestly, you can roll a samurai in blue you weeb. We already have a Korean kit running around.
>>10846889No, not really. At least where I'm from.
>>10846889here its perfectly accepted, just as well as other kinds of larp like chamber larps various scifi larps and whatever the fuck the nordic scene comes up with at the current year
>>10846914Could I get the blue camp discord link
>>10846948the fuck is gpt-4chan
>>10847288April Fool's joke you're 2 days late to
>>10847291today is the first day it showed up lmao
>>10846948If you're going blue, yes, otherwise, no, but I can probably get you in contact with the guy handling money/building
>>10848876Blue camp burned my women and raped my churches I’d never join it. If I could get in contact with him that’d be cool
As a follow up to >>10845087 , here's the finished surcoate I ended up sewing for the 13th Century event I went to. Went together pretty well for a first project, ignoring the numerous mistakes I made like accidentally sewing up the neckhole while doing the shoulders. It taught me a lot, which means the next sewing project I do should hopefully be a lot smoother.>>10846889It depends. I'd see it as Larp personally, as you are roleplaying within a particular scenario, but I know people who draw the line between sim and larp as whether you are RPing a job or a person. I'd give my left nut to go to a milsim west event and blast off an AKs worth of blanks, but sadly all the airsoft "larps" near me are basically just skirmishes people dress up slightly more specially for. A decently interesting Scifi mercs one ended up getting cancelled because the players just refused to talk to NPCs or stay in character for more than a few minutes and would often mag dump them on sight. It seems to be a problem of airsofters as a group clashing with larp as a concept more than something integrally different between high immersion airsoft games and larps though.
>>10846920>>10846921>>10849350thanks for the answers,I was just curious on your guys perspective as there doesn't seem to be a huge crossover between military and the fantasy larp crowdI think it's true a lot of people in the airsoft hobby (at least in the US) are into just going to skirmish games and magdumping little kids, but there definitely is a substantial group of people into the more larpy side of things, or else there probably would be no impression kits and cosplayers, or events like MSW or Revelations that being said hopefully I'll be able to go to one of these fantasy larps someday
>>10849350Looks good. You're pretty good
Does anyone have patterns for/ advice about making landschneckt-style clothes? Thinking of putting a warhammer fantasy kit together but want to figure out how viable doing bits of it myself would be.
>>10850063have shitton of patterns, but my advice: if you aren't ready to use at least somewhat proper material and you have zero experience then do something else at first. Otherwise it will be a costly failure
>>10850069Proper materials I'm on the same page with, I'm very particular about getting nice wools and linens for anything I'm making/wearing. While I only have a little experience, I'd likely be getting some help from some of my mates who are actual seamstresses. I'd probably start with something easier, like a hat maybe, rather than fling myself directly into the full ensemble if you have a pattern for that?
>>10850084good news is: most of the patterns aren't that complicated after you get the hang of it.Bad news: most of them use a shitton of materialEven more bad news: for the tight fitting parts the pattern is easy THEROETICALLY but in practice you have to get it right with the measurements. This is especially true for the pants. If it isn't perfect then it will look strange/shit, like on your pic (though that one have other problems too)This all in all means while I can post patterns you will have to rework it a lot anyway. Kind of true for everything when you get it right for a specific measurement but here it's doubly so. Reconstructing history is a good start for the beginner stuff though later you will realize they are off with a shitton of thing. And sadly 4chan doesn't let me to post a pdf now for whatever reason so here is a jpg conversion for some basic accesories
and just for fun look up this site it has very good resourceshttps://www.um1504.de/you can also search for the curious frau and katafalk and a various other crafters
>>10850087>>10850088>>10850089These are exactly the sort of thing I was looking for, thanks Hungarian, you are a gem as always. Sadly the next big reenactment fair in my country isn't until the end of the year, so it's unlikely I'll be able to get good materials in bulk for less than an arm and a leg.I helped a friend make some fitted hose once, and patterning those was a fucking nightmare, so I can only imagine how much of a ballache doing that with the addition of stuff like slashes and asymmetry can be. I'll give some of the baggier stuff a try first, then if its out of my league I'll bite the bullet and get something comissioned instead. Making a big stupid tellenbarret seems very doable though, so I'll see what wools I have left over and give that a crack.Um1504 seems very useful, and I've needed an excuse to brush up my German so I'll give that a look as well. Cheers!
Sup nerds? I'm thinking of doing a giveaway contest for my upcoming birthday. Testing the waters: fire starting sets, yay or nay? Comes with a Flint and steel, a guide, and a tin with tow and charcloth. As per usual, it's only open to anans in the continental US, and I'm not sure what the contest itself is going to be yet. I made three sets , one for here, one for /out/, and possibly one for /tg/.Cat not included.What do you think?>>10850095Holy shit, the guys actually wearing charging bottles! Too many larpers forget that when they have an arquebus.
>>10850095If you have any specific questions just ask, I have a few resources, shitton of sources and more than enough experience
why are all the influencers for drachenfest us fat women with onlyfans?
>>10850747P.cool. Would you be willing to include Canadians? What's your cat's name?
>>10850747Sadly a Euro so woudn't be able to get involved, but I think this is a pretty neat idea. Fire starter sets are always a useful thing to have. Charging bottles are great, I picked up a set a few weeks ago, which is one of the things spurring me into finally getting around to sorting some landschneckt kit.
>>10846908>>10846914What is this, Rokugan?
I've got a decent ranger kit, but I'm thinking about footwear next. I had a pair of totally not pirate boots that have fallen apart, and want to get some nicer, longer lasting things. Would you recommend moccasins or more boots?
>>10851482> US Larp> Swinging with gigantic foam dildos> OnlyfansThis checks out
>>10851506Real talk, posting things across the border has been a real bitch and a half lately. I just don't like the thought about it never getting to where it's going.And that particular cat is the lady Chorizo Grande.>>10851529The cost of overseas shipping would be more than the stuff is worth, especially if I'm paying out of pocket.>>10851601Don't get moccasins if you're doing European fantasy. Invest in a good pair of boots or turn shoes.
>>10813669>be me>have not larped in 5 years>life goes on>see something about a post-apo going on this weekend>Oh why the hell not i'll make a fallout costume>2-3 day before>yeah fuck that i'm not goingI loves crafting costumes, i love roleplaying.i love combat and i even love the travel to the larpsit just drains me so much to spend time with other larpers.And the idea of sleeping in a tent is a total no-noAm i just growing too old to enjoy larping?
In arround 2-3 weeks, i gonna join my first larp. Any tips on what i should and should not do? Or tips in general?
>>10853170Probably not anon. I have several mates who don't enjoy camping, they just either have a very plush sleeping setup (think inflatable mattress, duvets, wood stove, the whole nine yards) that turns their tent into a fancy bedroom, or have a campervan/ one of those car roof-boxes you sleep in. Spending time with larpers is rough, but you've just got to find the people you enjoy hanging out with and fucking stick to them like glue. I think a significant proportion of larpers are cavemen who are barely able to string a sentence together (see the popularity of terrible game systems and pool-noodle boffers), but you've just got to find the game that attracts people you want to spend time with. >>10853484Don't go in with any expectations or more than one or two key bits of backstory. Going "I want to play exactly X character" means that your character might not fit the setting or vibe of the game, while the majority of people really do not give 2 shits about your backstory. Use backstory and character traits to give you reasons to interact with other players and the game, rather than the other way around. Other than that, there's a billion bits of advice you could get so it's hard to really give much. Make mistakes, ask questions. Drive your character like a stolen car, jump face first into stupid situations if you think it makes narrative sense and will be interesting. Oh, and take some booze, it's the easiest way to make friends and nobody wants to invite someone to sit around their fire and drink if they're not even offering a bottle of something. And of course, pic related.
>>10853170Start reenacting then.
>>10853765Thanks for the information. Any tips on what kind of food or snacks I should get?
>>10837685Hey which camp are you going with this year?
>>10855031There's plenty of larpsafe snacks out there. Sausages, hard cheeses, nuts, (dried) fruits, cookies. But really you can get away with most anything if you put a little effort into dressing it up nicely. A pile of oreos in a nice wooden bowl is generally perfectly fine.Just don't be the person that loudly opens plastic wrappers in the in-game area, or leaves empty coke bottles on the floor in their camp.
>>10853484>>10853765Fucking loved it. It was amazing and i hated it that it finished so quick. I still have to learn to interact more with the pc and npc and get out of my shell, but overall it was great.
>>10855933nice to hear that you liked it, which larp did you go to fren?
>>10855958A small german larp called "Rote Fäden im Nebel" a Phoenix Realm Adventure Con, which a friend took me with. Around 60 people took part in it
>>10855958>>10856202> Rote Fäden im Nebel = Red Threads in the MistForgot to add the translation to it
>>10855933Glad to hear that you had a good time anon, and welcome to the hobby. Any standout moments from the weekend?
>>10856218> The GM asked our group if we could help them as NPC Group for an ambush and got boddied by a squire in armor> I was carried to the hospital six times because I was injured in my right leg with the same weapon every damn time. The same healer healed me. She couldn't stop laughing> Stayed with a squire who was left alone, were ambushed in the process and decided to give him time to escape. Shortly before the execution, a female guard showed up and saved meIt felt like being inside a fucking adventure and i cant wait for the next one to join. But i really need some leg guards
>>10856202>>10856231Don't know anything about that one but sounds like a good sized larp to begin with desu, and nice to hear that you had a good first experience!A tip about buying armor tho, the pieces that you buy from budget sites may be cheap but the extra comfort and ergonomics offered by historical reproductions is well worth the extra cash. Forge of Svan has been a long time favorite here, but you can use their shop as a reference if you want to look at other vendors.And as for other stuff in general, preferably buy or make your own stuff in proper materials (wool, linen) from the start, when I first got in to this hobby I bought all these cotton clothes that suck for being outdoors for several days in and I regret not getting wool clothes from the start so much because its way more comfy and it looks 100 times better. Going cheap is only worth it for short term/one time characters imo
>>10856300Thanks for the tips. I would like to make something on my own, but i'm scared to fuck something up and ruined everything. Whats the best way to get into crafting own stuff?
>>10856509As someone who has recently started sewing their own stuff, there's really no way to get into it other than just buying some materials and giving it a go. I'd advise starting off with some early medieval clothing, as it's generally pretty easy to put together and doesn't require any real skill as it lacks a lot of fiddly bits like gores. I put the surcoat in pic related together in two evenings with no real prior skill or knowledge, and beyond a few fuckups that I had to unpick it wasn't that difficult. The medieval tailor's assistant is a pretty good starting point, just search it on google and click the incredibly shady looking first link. The one thing I would recommend is going in person to an actual fabric shop and having a look at the wools they have. You just can't get a feel for the weight and stretchiness unless you actually touch it in person, and that stuff matters quite a lot for clothing.
>>10856509This is a good tip >>10856688I would say start off by sewing a base layer linen tunic, its very simple and will give you experience needed to take on more advanced projects, plus a base tunic is something that you will find much use for in fantasy/medieval larps as it can be used for many roles and different characters.Just read a few guides like these and then get going :)https://handcraftedhistory.blog/2021/04/30/how-to-make-a-medieval-linen-shirt/
>>10837685Honestly after all the bullshit on the forums and the blog post, I’m definitely feeling like they want something completely different than what happened last year and their doubling down on high res low soul inclusive above all else vibes. Anyone else think that archmagus of the red Nik dude is kind of a dick?
Dumb question. But have anyone tried to create one of these GoT fur rug mantles? I found a wolf looking rug which was on sale and thought this could be handy at some point
>>10857941Don't. No one looks "cool" in them, and they are a pain in the ass to wear.There is a reason people made actual clothes from furs rather than drape a rug on themselves.
I didn't think that amerilarpers really wore multiple shields like extra armor, but here we are.Who the fuck would allow this?
>>10857941They can look alright, but generally don't sit well unless you do some additional small cuts around you shoulders and back, and you'd want a pretty hefty pennanular broach to secure it in place so it doesn't just fly off.>>10858108Jesus that looks like dog. The multiple shields, the dick-bat, the stupid hat. I pity American larpers who actually put effort in, it seems like either you go to your local garbage scene in a park or have to drop massive money on $500 experience larps over there with no solid middle ground.
>>10858108I never understood why dildobats are a thing in the american larp scene. but the fake beard on the right is cute tho
>>10858262Don't forget the field hockey gloves.>>10858277Because "muh safety" and "muh accessibility". They will all tell you that millions of people die every 5 minutes from headshots and latex weapons, despite the fact that locally there are a couple of latex games that manage to do just fine, they just don't allow dog shit costumes.
>>10858345Forgot to mention, the dude in the orange in this pic is wearing a "shield" on his back using modern hiking backpack straps to keep it in place, like a turtle shell so that way he is immune to back attacks.
>>10858345>>10858346Wow, I fucking hate this. It's not even larp at this point, the guy in orange is wearing a sports top for gods sake. How hard are Yanks smacking each other for them to think actually good looking latex weapons are unsafe? The fact that the US has so much empty, cheap land, and yet they play almost all their larps in parks baffles me.
>>10858354>How hard are Yanks smacking each other for them to think actually good looking latex weapons are unsafe?That's the kicker: most games barely touch each other. Ultralight, lightsaber dickswords with max length handles and no guards are the meta, along with wearing as many shields as legal as armour.
>>10858345>>10858108Amerilarpers stopped surprising me anymore, even when in their art they have the dildobats.
>>10858108>>10858345It's kind of nostalgic to see that in the last decade or so nearly nothing changed, the photos are still the same shit as always but with higher resolution.
Pic from my local larp, there was a grand total of ONE dildobat on the field, despite them being allowed. Change is possible, but goddamn is it rare.
Maybe this is entirely the wrong place for this but worth a shot. Can someone here recommend me a source on the articulation of plate pauldrons? The fancy 15th/16th century stuff. The designs seem restrictive at a glance but they can pull off an incredible range of motion with them, I'm curious what the design considerations are to achieve such a mixture of freedom and protection.
How true is this image?
>>10859427Retards can be found at every level. On the unserious end you have the stick jocks, the "who gives a shit, it's a joke" guys and larpwhores. All people who use the lack of seriousness to not give a fuck. While on the serious end... Autists are not known for a lack of dedication... At the same time you also have people in the middle who just like collaborative storytelling while wearing funny clothes and are fun around a campfire. The ability of the organisation to deal with toxic arseholes generally does not depend on the seriousness. At most you hear more about big shitstorms in larps in the middle but that's because those are the most popular.
>>10813669Anyone here like The Wheel of Time? I'm on the final book and it's become my crippling obsession. Literally can't go a day without thinking about it since starting it last year!
>>10859538Wheel of Time is garbage.
>>10859427This is the lesson of Peer Gynt: to thine own self, don't just be enough. If you want to do something more than just a little, to thine own self be fucking TRUE.
>>10859000Looking good anon, its always nice (if not required for it not to look shit) for a larp to look cohesive, and the aesthetic here is pretty well matching. Nice stuff.>>10859427True and not true. Some people are able to commit to having excellent costuming, but also are mostly there to drink beers and hang out. There are also people who could be intriguing eccentrics at a mechanical and RP level, if they weren't horrifically awful people who are the worst to hang out with. Generally I'd say that people who commit hard to the mechanics of a game, rather than the costuming and RP side, are generally more likely to be awful and come from the middle catagory. They need to use mechanics to make themselves seem cool and important, rather than just, ya know, have a nice time.>>10859443Also this.
Kingdom of Novitas larp in New York.Tell me if it's cool or I'm just going to servant bitch to the GM favorites and get picked on for being new.[spoiler] I've been larping before, it was alliance, and it was shit [/spoiler]
>>10859939Thanks anon. Super proud of those people, a TON of them had never larped before that game started. I almost wish I hadn't come in with a pre -existing kit so I could match the boys, but for now, matching plumes will have to do.
Do you guys know any recommended polearms that are padded entirely so that you can hit with every part of the weapon? I know the staves by Epic Armoury, Calimacil etc are that but I thought more like Halberd, spear etc. Preferably ones from these two companies but I'm open to anything that ships worldwide.
>>10857941what you think you'll look like vs what you'll actually look like