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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    The Gizmondo had a game on it called Colors or something where it was basically an online GTA type thing where you could start gang wars with rival players by moving into their real-world neighbourhood so you would actually be fighting them for their turf. It utilised the GPS functionality of the gizmondo. Unfortunately, nobody bought gizmondos so there probably wouldn't be anybody playing it anywhere ever.

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    Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    see, quite honestly, the reason I dug the movie was because I'm a gaming enthusiast. I am intrigued by new game mechanics, by different ways to look at a game, by new mechanics to introduce to existing games. These guys had a few, like their landmass system and their method of "nationhood". Plus the fact that they were able to amass so many likeminded players on a regular basis - as a dude who loves himself some games, I know full well how hard that can be.

    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.

    okay now, that does sound pretty cool.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Man I need to see this.

    I don't think it will be as funny as Fear of Girls, but hell I did a little LARPin' when I was a lad.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    This just in: Rank is a closet larper.


    Next up: Also a furry.

    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.

    What if it was just for the point of hitting other dudes with a foam sword?

    fuck, man, I can do that at any old mall I want, I ain't needing a backstory for that shit. Just an alibi.

    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.

    I think you're looking for the UC Davis Epic Quad Battles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf3tg2D65ZQ&feature=related

    wait, that's foam rubber? shit, what was I thinking of

    metal rebar

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    November6November6 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I spent some time vampire larping last year. I got bored quickly as it was all a bit to political and to many dumb ass names to remember. The worst part is the larpers do it morning, noon, and night. They eat larp and sweat larp. They fill your day will useless larp drama. Its like the fucking plague.

    I would be more interested in larp if its minus vampires and plus foam weapons.

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    Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So, you'd possibly take a big ol' table or space of floor, set down terrain and such, and assign equipment or supply bonuses to the terrain? like owning the forest gives you superior bows and arrows, or the port gives you control over a certain amount of the waterways?

    Artifacts would grant bonuses to the leader on the squad/army that found them, can be stolen or looted, and that sort of thing?

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2008
    November6 wrote: »
    I spent some time vampire larping last year.

    haha fag

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2008
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    So, you'd possibly take a big ol' table or space of floor, set down terrain and such, and assign equipment or supply bonuses to the terrain? like owning the forest gives you superior bows and arrows, or the port gives you control over a certain amount of the waterways?

    Artifacts would grant bonuses to the leader on the squad/army that found them, can be stolen or looted, and that sort of thing?

    no, like, you've got a bigass hex map with a couple hundred different hexes on it, some of which have bonuses from an artifact in the region or a resource. Players who hold these regions get bonuses to assist them in future battles. You amass a region by exploring it (okay, you get to pick one per day to explore, if it isn't already occupied, but it will cost you X resource to supply a scout, and there is an upkeep of X resources to hold that as your own territory) and other players could try to take your landmasses and the geographic features of that landmass (rivers? forests? stony uneven ground or hilly grassy area?) would dictate how the terrain for the battle would be set up, and whether the attackers or defenders would get any bonus for their side of the terrain.

    stuff like that.

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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Rank, there's no reason to focus aggro on him like some kind of infernal modus operandi.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    I saw it on IFC some time back. It is pretty decent, but I still want no part of that world.

    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"
    faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Iskander wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    just go paintballing you fags

    Paintballing is just LARPing in a modern-day scenario.

    There, ruined it for you.

    yeah but you don't have to call out damage when you shoot someone

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2008
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    just go paintballing you fags

    Paintballing is just LARPing in a modern-day scenario.

    There, ruined it for you.

    yeah but you don't have to call out damage when you shoot someone

    ohhhh, that's where the line is drawn for "totally gay" or "totally okay"

    thanks, dude! I was wondering about that.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    So, you'd possibly take a big ol' table or space of floor, set down terrain and such, and assign equipment or supply bonuses to the terrain? like owning the forest gives you superior bows and arrows, or the port gives you control over a certain amount of the waterways?

    Artifacts would grant bonuses to the leader on the squad/army that found them, can be stolen or looted, and that sort of thing?

    no, like, you've got a bigass hex map with a couple hundred different hexes on it, some of which have bonuses from an artifact in the region or a resource. Players who hold these regions get bonuses to assist them in future battles. You amass a region by exploring it (okay, you get to pick one per day to explore, if it isn't already occupied, but it will cost you X resource to supply a scout, and there is an upkeep of X resources to hold that as your own territory) and other players could try to take your landmasses and the geographic features of that landmass (rivers? forests? stony uneven ground or hilly grassy area?) would dictate how the terrain for the battle would be set up, and whether the attackers or defenders would get any bonus for their side of the terrain.

    stuff like that.

    Dammit Rank, you're making me think about pulling out all my Epic stuff.

    Hopefully I sold it like I remember.

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    Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    So, you'd possibly take a big ol' table or space of floor, set down terrain and such, and assign equipment or supply bonuses to the terrain? like owning the forest gives you superior bows and arrows, or the port gives you control over a certain amount of the waterways?

    Artifacts would grant bonuses to the leader on the squad/army that found them, can be stolen or looted, and that sort of thing?

    no, like, you've got a bigass hex map with a couple hundred different hexes on it, some of which have bonuses from an artifact in the region or a resource. Players who hold these regions get bonuses to assist them in future battles. You amass a region by exploring it (okay, you get to pick one per day to explore, if it isn't already occupied, but it will cost you X resource to supply a scout, and there is an upkeep of X resources to hold that as your own territory) and other players could try to take your landmasses and the geographic features of that landmass (rivers? forests? stony uneven ground or hilly grassy area?) would dictate how the terrain for the battle would be set up, and whether the attackers or defenders would get any bonus for their side of the terrain.

    stuff like that.

    okay, I think I see now. so this'd be a multi-day thing, leave it set up until next day/week, players making and breaking alliances, fun had by all mass warfare system?

    sounds like fun

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    just go paintballing you fags

    Paintballing is just LARPing in a modern-day scenario.

    There, ruined it for you.

    yeah but you don't have to call out damage when you shoot someone

    ohhhh, that's where the line is drawn for "totally gay" or "totally okay"

    thanks, dude! I was wondering about that.

    see how much of a difference it makes

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    November6November6 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    No it was deserved it was the faggious thing I had done all last year. This year its Coooosplaaaaay.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    just go paintballing you fags

    Paintballing is just LARPing in a modern-day scenario.

    There, ruined it for you.

    yeah but you don't have to call out damage when you shoot someone

    I went out for the first time paintballing a few years ago with a friend who hadn't explained to me the rules fully.

    I managed to sneak up on him only 10 feet away.

    I guess you're supposed to shout "Mark"

    But he had a wicked welt on his back for a week.

    Whoops.

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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    November6 wrote: »
    No it was deserved it was the faggious thing I had done all last year. This year its Coooosplaaaaay.

    Whatever, Cronyx.

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    M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    When I was a bit younger I wanted to cosplay. After going to a few conventions I will never do it.

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    QuadropheniaQuadrophenia Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So I watched the trailer for this movie and it looks pretty intense. Is the movie as intense as the trailer?

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    I'm so tired of partying.
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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    Cum Hero wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    just go paintballing you fags

    Paintballing is just LARPing in a modern-day scenario.

    There, ruined it for you.

    yeah but you don't have to call out damage when you shoot someone

    I went out for the first time paintballing a few years ago with a friend who hadn't explained to me the rules fully.

    I managed to sneak up on him only 10 feet away.

    I guess you're supposed to shout "Mark"

    But he had a wicked welt on his back for a week.

    Whoops.
    See, I tried the same thing with my best friend years ago except that after sneaking up on him, I did shout.
    He immediately turned and shot me in the chest from 5 ft.
    I was pretty pissed for about 5 min, but really it was pretty fucking funny.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Cum Hero wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    Phonehand wrote: »
    just go paintballing you fags

    Paintballing is just LARPing in a modern-day scenario.

    There, ruined it for you.

    yeah but you don't have to call out damage when you shoot someone

    I went out for the first time paintballing a few years ago with a friend who hadn't explained to me the rules fully.

    I managed to sneak up on him only 10 feet away.

    I guess you're supposed to shout "Mark"

    But he had a wicked welt on his back for a week.

    Whoops.

    I've been shot in my knuckles because dudes did not ask for me to surrender

    fuck those dudes

    getting busted in the knuckles hurts like a bitch

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2008
    So I watched the trailer for this movie and it looks pretty intense. Is the movie as intense as the trailer?

    I dunno, parts of it I guess, yeah.

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Really I'm not patient enough for paintball. A lot of the people I play with like to hunt and so they camp out in a spot just waiting. Some of the games get pretty boring that way.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    When I was a bit younger I wanted to cosplay. After going to a few conventions I will never do it.
    My roommate had planned to go to a con one year as the Prince of Persia from PoP III. His girlfriend of the time was a special effects student and he was going to use L-Wire to create the scars and glowing sigils on the Prince's arm. He's been getting into better shape, and then he'd just need to grow out his hair and get a tan.

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    QuadropheniaQuadrophenia Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah, I'd say paintballing is really good for LARPing because there really isn't much room for "hey I hit you!" "no you didn't!" etc etc. When you get hit, you know you're hit and you don't really want to get hit anymore.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2008
    And also, I'm about 90% positive that one of the dudes in it could have been Pony.

    well were they doing fantasy larping or stargate sg-1

    if it was the former, it wasn't pony because he doesn't do that loser stuff

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    Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    And also, I'm about 90% positive that one of the dudes in it could have been Pony.

    well were they doing fantasy larping or stargate sg-1

    if it was the former, it wasn't pony because he doesn't do that loser stuff

    that was for Airsoft. I don't recall if they ever actually got it out of the planning stages.

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    buffy larp

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    M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I would do some airsoft sg-1.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Really I'm not patient enough for paintball. A lot of the people I play with like to hunt and so they camp out in a spot just waiting. Some of the games get pretty boring that way.
    See I think that's a stupid way to play paintball. I want to play with a group that is fit enough to stay mobile and can work together reasonably intelligently so that they cover each other and set up multiple angles of attack on opponents
    none of this rooting down and just waiting for the enemy to walk in front of you bullshit
    that rarely wins matches

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    And also, I'm about 90% positive that one of the dudes in it could have been Pony.

    well were they doing fantasy larping or stargate sg-1

    if it was the former, it wasn't pony because he doesn't do that loser stuff

    keith, you're wrong

    zombie larping is for the cool kids

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    M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Cum Hero wrote: »
    When I was a bit younger I wanted to cosplay. After going to a few conventions I will never do it.
    My roommate had planned to go to a con one year as the Prince of Persia from PoP III. His girlfriend of the time was a special effects student and he was going to use L-Wire to create the scars and glowing sigils on the Prince's arm. He's been getting into better shape, and then he'd just need to grow out his hair and get a tan.

    I just don't want to try and it comes out horrible. If I did it now I would wanna try for Leon from RE4

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2008
    i would like to play paintball

    but instead of "you got hit and you're down", you should take as many hits as you can before you regret it

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    November6November6 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    i would like to play paintball

    but instead of "you got hit and you're down", you should take as many hits as you can before you regret it

    Just play a game of "no cups". That game is also known as speedball.

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I tend to get hit on the hand/exposed forearm but I guess I just forget how much it hurts so I keep playing

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2008
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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I left Savannah a few months before The Battle of Forsythe Park that was held by students at my college. I lived one block from where this took place.

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    lostwords wrote: »
    lostwords wrote: »
    I saw it on IFC some time back. It is pretty decent, but I still want no part of that world.

    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"

    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?

    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.
    overeating and being a fat, lazy slob can be fun at first but has a lot of negative repercussions on your health
    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

    Overeating and being fat is not a hobby.

    Doing drugs is not a hobby.

    Again, I can only summise that the people who LARP in the US are, or rather the kind of crowd LARPing attracts in the US is different from Europe. Having done LARP for about three years myself, I can pretty much guarantee that you can do it almost exclusively with normal, socially stable and fun people.

    Just as any other hobby or leisure activity, it can be really great with the right people, or really, really wrong with the wrong people.

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    vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    i would like to play a game of paintball that lasted a weekend, on an enormous plot of land. set up sentries, and use guerilla tactics. it would possibly be the most enjoyable thing ever.

    as for LARPers, live and let live, they don't mock my desire to play paintball wargames, and i won't mock theirs to pretend they're from a fantasy campaign.

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