So, I watched Darkon last night.
And I was all
these dudes is all hardcore about this shit
like, I never thought I would see enough larpers get so hardcore about their larp gayness that it would almost
but, I gotta admit, I was a little intrigued
like, when you're watching gay porn just all "ewwwwwww!" but you still get a half-mast because your bone is just all "look dude I know it's wrong but it looks like those dicks are having a good time, fuck you for judging me, okay" and you're just all "but dick, those are gays!"
like, yeah, okay these guys are giant
fucking dorks, right? They're running around hitting each other with some damn duct tape and foam rubber swords. Black is slashing, white is piercing, red is fireball or some shit.
but, they got this whole bigass campaign going, and been going on for years. All kinds of politics and shit involved, and hundreds of players. And some of their armor and shit is pretty goddamn well crafted. And I'm thinking, "You know, this ain't so much
different then what I do sitting around a table with some buddies, we just ain't running around a park with blackface on speaking gay-ass dark elf languages oh wait that's why it's different."
So, any of you dudes see this movie? Because it's a pretty fun movie. And also, I'm about 90% positive that one of the dudes in it could have been Pony.
Yeah, I know, right? Like, the whole time I'm sitting there I'm just all "goddamn these dudes is dorks" but then again I'm also sitting here going "how can I incorporate their campaign system into a D&D game?" and then I realize "oh goddamn it"
Is there any other reason to larp?
Watching those Darkon clips on Youtube makes me cringe though.
I'm ok with that.
Next up: Also a furry.
any chance you could get a screen cap?
lol all you want, they had some serious alliances and shit going back and forth in their whole campaign system. Some of the dudes took it way too seriously, but the fact that they had the landmass broken up into kingdoms with hexes available for conquering and shit was actually pretty rad, and the way they set up the treaty system and had mercenary armies like the dark elves for hire oh god what am I doing
The funny part was, I was watching it and realized they were about 20 minutes away from where I live, and I should maybe watch in person or contact them or heck maybe even join, but then I realized how doing that is the first step to a long, lonely road. I mean, my life is poop enough, why I gotta add something like this on top?
nah dogg, I'm just an old tabletop gamer that saw a lot of shit he recognized in the movie. It would take a lot more to get me out there running around in plate armor hitting a dude with a foam sword. Had they caught me at, like, 15 or so, though, who knows where I'd be.
and fuck furries, those dudes is just pervs.
put on your robe, rank
and wizard hat
I know. The whole time I was watching it I was all "oh shit, this is in baltimore? I'll bet Callius is in here somewhere."
What if it was just for the point of hitting other dudes with a foam sword?
probably be touring with a rennaissance fair.
Well I don't know if she does it anymore.
I guess i'll check this movie out later since i've never seen it.
fuck, man, I can do that at any old mall I want, I ain't needing a backstory for that shit. Just an alibi.
I fail to see how if you're having fun doing something, you can at the same time consider it shit.
Of all the nerdy things one can play, LARP is perhaps the most social. You will have people taking their shit too seriously anywhere else, be it an MMO, Tabletop, or even plain football. The trick in any of these activiies is to interact with these people as little as possible.
If you enjoy a perfectly harmless activity, I see no reason to quit enjoying it on the grounds that it is not as socially acceptable as say, throwing a football around.
It's one of those things that seems so appealing on one level but which you'd never actually go through with. Like living on an island Swiss Family Robinson style. Only some people do go through with it.
also, anything having to do with larpers must be prefixed by "larp-" because it's not real, but instead much much lamer. Just like things on the intarwebs is prefixed by "e-"
no I mean like,
A bunch of dudes get together in some field or valley, split sides, and just run at the other team, hitting and bashing until there's only one side (or one man) left? No story. no bullshit. just being foam rubber bad asses.
It's not real...
It's not real...
No.. If they beat on each other with foam rubber weapons and actually start going down, there are no badasses.
It's not real...
It's the pseudo-name for a larper.
Paintballing is just LARPing in a modern-day scenario.
There, ruined it for you.
I hear doing cocaine is pretty rad, at first
having seen this movie, and having briefly LARPed in my early 20s, most of these people are almost cripplingly awkward in normal social situations and something like this shit just lets them descend deeper into their fantasies where they're actually someone more important
except at the end of the day, they're not
so yeah, I'd say LARPing is pretty shitty even if you can enjoy aspects of it because being able to socialize normally and healthily with a range of people is a pretty good thing for a wide range of reasons
Well, thats a good point, but like you said, LARPing is mostly a social thing, and not just about whacking dudes into oblivion (which is what I would be into if I ever did this stuff). Avoiding interaction with the Larpers who take it too seriously while Larping would probably be damn near impossible, because I'm just guessing that those would be the majority of them. Doing the larp thang with one of those groups who takes it seriously would be not fun, but the basic idea of pretend fights and the gameplay aspect and all that stuff is potentially fun for me.
I think you're looking for the UC Davis Epic Quad Battles
which, while skimming through the various videos, seems like the best event you could hold on a university campus
wait, that's foam rubber? shit, what was I thinking of
I took away from this movie not the idea that "oh hey putting on some blackface and speaking dork language would be awesome!" but ideas like "okay if you were to take that landmass campaign system and incorporate it into a tabletop game, even one like warhammer, you'd need at least five players to make it work, but you could set up a system of bonuses such as resources and artifacts found through exploration or taken through conquest. You could even allow new players to come in as independent armies who could take small plots of land and then form alliances with nations..." and on and on and on.
Because I'm one of those kinds of dorks.