Hello Legends of the Stars,
My good Legendarians this project is a green light go.
We will be running the same dates as planned in our kick-starter, September 15-18. First run tickets will be on sale on www.larpadventureprogram.com, as soon as this Sunday. We are running with 10 ticket bursts. We will do our bests to contact those of you whom supported our kick-starter over the next few days to giver you guys a head start before ticket sales go public. Tickets are 300.00 for standard accommodations.
A shout out to Martin, the man who believed in this project and literally, with out his support this would not have happened as a 3 day event.
Love and Light –
The kickstarter for Legends of the Stars did not reach its goal. But as of writing this the game is still on. A nordic larp set in a space opera setting based on Star Wars. The game will be run in Fall River Ma, Battleship Cove. If all goes well there will be multiple ships used as the settings for the games.
Not much to update on the 2017 Bicolline trip at this point. The next step is setting up payments and placing an order for garb. These are pending the finalization of a home refinancing. Generally banks don’t prefer you to be making large non essential movements of money during a refinancing, but I’m probably being a little over cautious.
In thinking over the trip, and let’s be honest, fantasizing about larping for a week and a half. I’m starting to have the sneaking feeling that the community is the real draw. My concepts of what it’s going to be like are more and more about the people going, rather than the things I’ll be doing.
It has been too long since I have been among my own people. I’ve made some attempts to borrow other cultures. Attended a few SCA practices, went to the Makerspace a few times. But none of these communities have fit right. I want to hang with larpers. People with amazing stories. People who bond in amazing ways through the adrenaline of combat, and the emotions of high drama. Life with the dull bits cut out. Well, maybe more like life with the dull bits reduced.
I went to Firefly once. Firefly is like New England’s Burning Man. Held in a secret, secluded location, everyone goes camping for a week and brings art. Going to Firefly made me nostalgic for larp events. Not many people wanted to larp at Firefly. There were a few. If anyone could get me to go back it’s Hall of Arkham and their larp like hijinks.
Unfortunately I’ll be at home this August. Probably dying to get pictures, photos and stories from Bicolline. Fortunately there’s TempleCon. Also Legend of the Stars. Four days of Nordic Larp on a battleship sounds pretty good. I’ll be volunteering to help, but probably not playing. Those should keep me busy in the near future.
The Voyage North does a brief interview with prospective fellow travelers. Although recently scheduling these interviews has been tough, they’ve ironed out the personnel issues and are back up and running. My interview went well and I am pumped for Bicolline 2017. Continue reading “Continuing the Voyage”→
Way back in 2014 I started a project building a shield. It just occurred to me that follow up pictures were never posted! As people have been searching for ‘boffer strap shield’ and finding my blog, I really should fix that error. So much has happened since then. The purchase of a home and construction of a workshop has aided in the completion rate of projects. There have been more shield builds, including an all foam build, and even a spear since my last post. Once I write up the posts you can check those out as well. Hopefully it won’t take me two years to get those posted.
When last I left off there was basically a bare wooden board with just some plastic tubing secured around it.
While attending the New England LARP Conference (NELCO), I was able to see Claus Raasted presentation on Larp Tourism. Simply put larp tourism is traveling to another country to attend a larp you wouldn’t normally go it, using your vacation dollars. This actually changes the mindset of the amount someone is willing to spend. Spending a few thousand dollars on a vacation is much more reasonable then the idea of spending a few thousand dollars to attend one larp event. Spending a few thousand dollars for room, board and battles on a grand scale seems really reasonable.
People keep asking me “What larp are you in?” The answer is odd. Although hosting regular practice, I’m not really in any larp at the moment. Or maybe any larp. This probably sounds silly to most larpers. Why would you practice if you aren’t going to a game. I actually really like practice. And Framingham, Ma is the kind of town that could use a boffer game. Practice is actually a lot of fun outside of a larp system. Especially for the kinds of players who are looking for more action than role playing. Growing a community of folks interested in this fun hobby is a reward all it’s own. So below the jump you’ll find all the information about how you can learn to boffer larp.