Reclamation is the first ever Martial Guilds sanctioned event run by the Lorien Trust, and intriguingly did not allow NPCs (non-player characters, in essence staff) to book and attend, which meant player-led action without guidance. Sold as a horror event,... Continue Reading →
Ruth Bedder of Foul Mouthed Fairy also takes on commissions, so if a spot of DIY isn't your thing, or you have better things to do like being an adult, jumping up and down and dressing in black and yellow pretending to be a wasp, then you can drop her a message on her Facebook page and you can get some armour made for you instead.
It's good to know that with white, a couple of blues and blacks, you can create an intricate and extra-terrestrial look which shouldn't be too difficult to apply in a field. But just in case, we will road test this makeup in the future, and see just how easy it is to do in a tent potentially in the middle of winter with limited access to water and mirrors. I remain positive.
This documentary short reminded us of some of the more poignant parts and reasons that we continue doing this mad hobby, especially in those trying moments of set-up or take-down when the only question circling your brain is 'why the hell do we do this?' after a tent pole won't go up, or it's raining, or you haven't got enough beer for the whole weekend because Asda was closing.
Rules for the event can be found on their website in PDF format, and if you have any questions, they have a Facebook group. You can also get chatting with your fellow players, and get a feel for the game prior to attending. They seem a good bunch so far, but you only really know a player until you've both drank until you're squiffy and hit each other with foam sticks.
Between now and issue 2, any awesome things we find (unless they're REALLY awesome and we want to keep them secret squirrel to show them off to you in January) we will post them up on the blog and on our Facebook page so you won't be short of cool things to drool over!
LarpScene is a brand new online magazine about LARP (Live Action Role Play) for beginners to the hobby, and for seasoned players. We cover anything and everything that takes our fancy, from testing out kit in the field, to keeping our eyes open for any essentials to making your event easier, to finding those little known LARP systems that more people should know about!