An outline to get you started
Right now there are a lot of new players looking to get into larp. If you are too young to attend an existing game, or don’t have easy access to a local larp. Your next best option is to start playing yourself. But if you’ve never played before coming up with the rules from nothing can be quite a daunting task. This is a refresh of an older post that seemed like a great outline for new players looking for a very straightforward combat rules. Feel free to use this as a base set of rules with your friends.
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You want to join a Thieves Guild but there isn’t one in your larp? Here is a rough outline of a game taught to me at Bicolline’s Grand Battle in 2017. I’ve never seen these rules written down, so this is what I can recall of the rules as they were taught and practiced. You adapt and formalize these rules for almost any larp (probably not MES/MET) and run a secret thieves guild.
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Although I haven’t been posting much here, I am still larping and making related art. My Instagram has been getting more frequent updates. It’s the best place to see Bicolline stuff, larp stuff, and pictures like the one above.
Small unit training for the Imperium
by Jon Daniels
Legion. The very name itself brings to mind ranks upon ranks of warriors, as immortalized by Homer:
So buckler pressed on buckler; helm on helm; And man on man; and waving horse-hair plumes in polished head-piece mingled, as they swayed in order; in such serried rank they stood [Iliad, 13.131]
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The May Campaign at Bicolline was a great time. Due to weird narrative and odd weapon/armor limitations it was virtually free from in game stakes, and therefore pressure. Other members of the Lys didn’t find it overly fun, but I enjoyed it as a one shot experience. Watching people fail to adapt their tactics was interesting. It has me thinking back to some tactics from larps of old and wondering if they might be useful. Anyway, the really fun part of the weekend was connecting with other members of the Lys Noir (as well as the DT Co) and talk about ways to do that some more. An idea arose somewhat like the Gastronomy Tournament (although without the competition part). Cooking for each other using a fire/fire pit. It has me considering getting a Dutch Oven (very modern, I know, but useful nonetheless) and/or a cast iron skillet.
Or Purkish weddings throw you!
This PEL is more of an in game story of the event, and less a recounting for the event holders of what happened to the players. Although hopefully it for-fills both entertainment and practical purposes. This Post Event Letter was written for the Mythical Journeys event that took place in May 2017 in Pomfret Ct.
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This Post Event Letter was written for the Mythical Journeys event that took place in April 2017 in Pomfret Ct. Still writing things like a long list, but hopefully it’s getting more interesting.
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The recent Dagohir event on the Boston Common inspired me to go to one of their practices for the first time. Now my definition of battle game needs to include full contact. Try a battle game before you’re old and injured. Like in your early 20’s. There is plenty of time later in your larping career to try lower impact campaign style larps. But trying a full contact battle game should really be done when you’re healthy. Fortunately sore legs and runners knee are my only complaints from this practice.
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This Post Event Letter was written for the Mythical Journeys event that took place in November 2016 in Pomfret Ct. It was my first MJ event, and this was my first PEL. This one starts off a little on the plain side, but as I write more PEL’s they continue to get more interesting.
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This past Mythical Journey’s event included an interesting personal incident. Townsfolk blamed Gayland for murder and ordered him held without trial under threat of death. After unwarranted (literally) confinement, and a bit of torture, the situation felt like something that would happen to a villein. Or maybe a plot from an Elise Peters book (the wonderful Brother Cadfael series). I chose to have Gayland react to the situation in a way that seemed fitting for a low class bonded farmer. Someone used to being ruled by arbitrary whims of those of higher social status. It made a whole new spin on the character.
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