After learning about the different larp structures, and searching for local larps, you might find there aren’t any within a reasonable travel distance. In order to attend a larp you might need to be the first person in your community to host one. So how do you host a larp for the first time if you’ve never played one before?Continue reading “Beginners Guide to Larp: Hosting a Backyard Larp”
Beginners Guide to Larp: Finding
Getting started in larp can be tricky. While the internet makes it very easy to find a larp, it’s more difficult to find one that you as a player will enjoy. New players should start by getting an idea of the different structures of larp that are commonly available. Once you get an idea of which structure is most appealing, then you can find a game in that style of larp, in a genre you like.Continue reading “Beginners Guide to Larp: Finding”
Heads up, I deactivated my basically unused twitter account. Any links to my account from this blog will probably not work. As I find them I’ll remove them.
You can still find me on actively on Reddit u/zorts and semi actively on Instagram @jeremytspringfield to see pics of Bicolline and larp gear!
Newbie Rules of combat
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 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.Continue reading “Newbie Rules of combat”
Simulated Thievery, a larp mini game
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 can adapt and formalize these rules for almost any larp to run your own secret thieves guild.Continue reading “Simulated Thievery, a larp mini game”
Still alive, still larping.
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]
Le crime ne paie pas!
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.
2017 Spring 3 PEL
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.
2017 Spring 2 PEL
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.