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    Quote Originally Posted by White Tiger88 View Post
    There is not enough fire to deal with larp's...............
    Says the man who has most likely never tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mystery View Post
    Says the man who has most likely never tried it.
    Watched once, tried to try......Then broke out laughing. Its not my thing to pretend to beat someone with a mace, or shoot people with foam darts for fun......
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    Played a 24-Hour Role-Playing Paintball Game one time with dice. 2D10s to be more precise. Hitting and 'wounding' is as simple as shooting 'enemy' players with paint. Just like the original game.

    But since it was more of a role-playing game, there were players who had a 'particular set of skills' that could be tried in the field.

    For example, an Expert Bomb Technician could disarm a boobytrap 85% of the time. He attempts his disarm, and a Referee rolls the 2D10s. Lets the player know of the result.


    But your average grunt has a 3% chance. There's no time to get a specialist, gotta do it NOW! The Referee rolls the result.... The Referees in the area let everyone know that everyone in 5D10 foot radius of the device are now dead!

    Great times.
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    LARP is a social hobby that promotes exercise, not a bad thing at all. As a serious (as in I take it seriously) reenactor and cosplayer I do find most LARP groups don't me my standards. I don't blame them, making gear that looks like it stepped out of the appropriate time/setting is time consuming and often expensive and usually requires specific skills that have to be learnt from scratch. So I couldn't join them.

    But I do applaud them, I mean it is no sillier than watching oversexed young men kick a ball around a field for a million pounds a game.
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    My ex was a LARPer. Not my thing really but I don't fault him or anyone else for enjoying it as a hobby.
    Honestly I find the stigma LARPing has kind of odd given some of the things people enjoy - as eldargal's just pointed out. I mean, this is a forum dedicated to people who enjoy playing war with dice and little plastic models representing aliens and futuristic soldiers.

    My brother's a historic reenactor who's into paintball and the like and this summer he's joined up for some paintball LARP-ish event which actually sounds pretty interesting. It's a huge thing run by some ex-military guys who rent out this huge piece of property with abandoned buildings and everything. They also come up with a mission scenario and briefing for both of the teams that makes sense, given their backgrounds. Lasts several days and they even have tanks and helicopters with pilots and everything to ferry people around and smoke and paint grenades and all manner of fun toys...I think there're going to be something like a few hundred people in attendance - it's not the first year this thing has happened.

    So something like that might interest me. As other people have suggested, however, most LARPing is too low-quality to really get me all that interested.
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    But I do applaud them, I mean it is no sillier than watching oversexed young men kick a ball around a field for a million pounds a game.
    When you say these things about me in a public forum - it hurts.
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    You have it coming.
    Ask not the EldarGal a question, for she will give you three answers, all of which are puns and terrifying to know. Back off man, I'm a feminist. Ia! Ia! Gloppal Snode!

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    I'm ex-SCA...

    But when I think of LARPING, 90's era Vampire instantly springs to mind...

    And for that... you need fire... lots of fire...

    and probably penicillin...

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    Could concentrate on what was being said, kept thinking how much fun one could have with a big old magnate and a car battery on a bike with that fat dude.

    I wonder if GW will send the a C&D claiming it brings the hobby in to disrepute?

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    From a technological standpoint, this is going to be rather difficult to pull off. As others have mentioned, either airsoft or lasertag would work better.

    But instead of those two things, a nerf-like system would work the best. Slower moving projectiles, able to shape foam to bolter-like rounds, and you can also add electronic sensor pads to the costumes themselves to record the to-hits. Also, based on the location of the hit, you can use a simple algorithm to calculate the chance of a to-wound.

 

 
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