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larp thread - memories edition
previous thread - >>9957005 →

what memories do you have of your first ever larp event?
pictures are from the Lorien rusts Gathering events from 1993, when i#t was orignally hosted at the Drum hill scout camp in Derbyshire, UK [prior to moving to its currnet location At Locko park].
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Having only started larping at a local uni larp group the gathering [despite its size] was an eyeopening event for me - suddenly seeing people in varying styles but also quality - it was here where i saw units of fighters in chainmail and heavy shields fighting in formation [ a rare feats for most larpers who arent either reenactors or wo regularly play together].
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it was also here where i saw my first weapons stands - and where i saw my first o then then revolutionary [but uber expensive back then] injection foam weapons - the quality of them compared to the foam insulation and gaffa tape weapons thet many were still using back then was like night and day.
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>>9988989
as noted above there a lot of chainmail and reenactment quality heavy armour on the field back then - the advantage of reenactment suppliers and players who also reenacted as well.
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we had some side event s as well - including these guys from the SCA.
picture the scene:
inbetween larping i also did some reenacment for a year and one of the things i leart when swinging an uffing great piece of metal at someone else was to PULL MY BLOWS.
itt was sowrd use 101 - and i learnt it well.

move forward to this event.
the fighter ask for voleteers for a demonstration. as noone else s#tepped up i thought id have a go. rthe sword they gave me was effectively a boffe sword - solid core withlittle to no wrappa round it - i had no trouble wielding it [id wielded steel blades heavier that it].
"right - now hit me" the fighter says.
"what?"
"hit me as hard as you can"
".....okey" i thought, and promptly hit him my saftey training kicking in to pull the blow so as not to hit him. the blade hitting him with a satisfying CLANG.

I reckoned i must have hit suitably hard - then the fighter says "is that all you got? hit me harder"

i check ro make sure everyone heard him [ even that young i knew about lawsuits].

so ui promtly did themental equivelant of removing all safties and prooceeded to lay into him full force -only for him to keep telling me to him harder - HARDER.

In the end a combination of exhaustion and shere fustration made me stand down and leave the ring , the fighter crowing about how as members of the SCA they were used to being hit so hard in thier mass battles.
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As per the gathering today on bank holiday monday there was always the mass battle where the various nations [called factions] would take sides and bascially have a mass kickoff - lots of fun until someone invarioably got injured enough to need an ambulance - a teicky proposition considering the terran [and which would lead to a fundraising campaign to buy a purpose built land rorver ambulance for the first aid teams to use].
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>>9989013
I mean, we do actually hit each other in SCA combat, because its a completely different system. We armour the people, rather than pad the weapon. I doubt he was "crowing" but trying to get you into it.
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>>9988939 →
>Nope, those pics are deep into the scenario.
Honest question, since you admitted to being unfamiliar with the game, and the photo shows up very early in the site's gallery alongside pictures from game prep, on what basis do you make this claim?
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>>9988939 →
>western European games wouldn't tolerate this fine example of Amerilarp.
I get it that western europe is a way better place than the US but you shouldn't romanticize it that much.
Shit tier larps happens everywhere, no exception
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>>9988980 (OP)
>what memories do you have of your first ever larp event?

oh shit...
It was awesome for the young me, but looking back it was cringeworthy and shit.
Regardless I hooked up on it at the start.
Also night-time gameplay was restricted due to poachers were in the area and shoots could be heard uncomfortably close.
Also I didn't know anyone, the rules system was HP based with leveling also shit, but I didn't realized it back then. And my only piece of costume was a cape (other than plain colored modern cloths) also had dickswords and all that jazz.
At that time I didn't even knew that other larps existed and it was back in the time were in the country internet wasn't a big thing and also larping was still kind of new.

Obviously we all looked like shit, but thank good very few people had any kind of cameras back than that they were willing to bring and didn't made shit quality pictures.

Also we were full with weeaboos, in fact most of the organizers were the kind of weeaboos that went to some kind of """japanese""" martial arts class, the other part of the organizers were roman gladiator reenactors.
This was 13 years ago
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>>9989193
I found one of my friends in the pics, and asked her. She said it was one of the shittiest, overpriced games she ever went to, and that those were mid-game pics.

>>9989253
Yes, but are they the norm? Are they institutionalized as what to expect?
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>>9989522
that wasn't in the scope of the original statement
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No, but its clarification post statement, as of course there are shitty Eurolarps, but they are not the expected norm, unlike American larps.
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>>9989527
and I'm here so everyone can lower their expectations and not over-glorify things and fall at the other side of the horse
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>>9989530
If you take 100 random American LARPs and 100 random European LARPs there will be a big difference in quality
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>>9989530
But are they the norm? Are you they accepted by the larp community as expected quality?
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>>9989534
>>9989536

Here is a trick question: how do we objectively measure quality?

but aside that I can completely accept that US larps in general are shit, but as I said you shouldn't think that in europe the fence is made out of sausages and everything is sunshine and happiness
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>>9989541
Easy: are they wearing blue jeans, tshirts and track pants in a historically influenced fantasy setting? Do the players look like they actually care?

Speaking of those sausage fences, let's talk about something more positive: in-game/historic food!
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I had to make a fresh batch of ship biscuit for a special program about trail food at work tomorrow, and have made a bunch for myself and some friends. What are y'all cooking?
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>>9989585
Nice - have you tried any of the recipies that this guy does over on youtube?

https://www.youtube.com/user/jastownsendandson/featured
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>>9989728
Yes, I've made plenty of recipies from the same books and Townsend. And before its asks again, he's a goofy dork, but he genuinely loves what he does, has successfully made himself the Walmart of 18thC reenacting, makes fun videos, and I can't help but like the goober.
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>>9989541
>how do we objectively measure quality?
If we use the shit that was just posted as a starting point it will be easy to measure.

According to their Facebook it cost $70 to play a game as a PC and $10 for the privilege of being an NPC. That is no way a "$70 entrance fee" level of players.
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>>9989585
>Easy: are they wearing blue jeans, tshirts and track pants in a historically influenced fantasy setting? Do the players look like they actually care?
so quality of a game boils down only to clothing and if players care about the clothing?

Also if they care enough and they go shirtless with just pants is that considered above the beforementioned line?

>>9990108
>If we use the shit that was just posted as a starting point it will be easy to measure.
yeah but where is the endpoint?
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You sure that you can use one shitty image as a base of your idea how to determine a quality larp?
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>>9989585
During my first serious larp I was the camp cook. It was a challenge because our group had vegan people, but I think we made it work pretty well with a budget of about 30 USD per person for a weekend (Not including snacks which were up to the players.)
Cooking on a open fire was super fun, and because it wasn't a historically accurate larp we made popcorn. Hot porridge in the middle of summer was a mistake though.
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>>9990161
>so quality of a game boils down only to clothing and if players care about the clothing?

No, and you know that. It's about the effort of presentation, reflecting the overall quality of a game. As >>9990108 points out, would you spend 70 burger bucks (€60~) to play this game?

>>9990168
Good on you. I don't cook vegan, so I can't relate.
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>>9990210
the "you know it" is a funny argument because apparently everyone KNOWS what quality stands for but interestingly nobody could properly describe it only vaguely and also everyone has a slightly different knowledge of it. Like, if quality is subjective and up to argument.

> It's about the effort of presentation, reflecting the overall quality of a game
So the effort of presentation reflects the quality? Does that mean that a game with good costumes that has near to zero effort in them (because they are bought, borrowed, whatever) is of a lesser quality than the game with shit tier cloths but the players put a shitton of effort into it, they just simply suck at making the costumes.

Also, how would you describe and quantify effort?

>would you spend 70 burger bucks (€60~) to play this game?
well, if it's a high quality game, why not?
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>>9990213
Hungary-kun, you're just trolling now.
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>>9990232
Well, you guys should already know that I love shitposting.
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I'm not sure if this is the place to ask but
would you guys know what kind of shoes these are and the belt with the satchel?
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Not really LARP, but I am thinking of putting together a WWII civilian impression for an upcoming historical days gig near me.

For basics, I will be wearing:

1. Black engineer boots or black brogans
2. Brown corduroy pants (on the baggy side with button-on suspenders, suspenders black cotton in color)
3. Green button down shirt with collar
4. Blue coat or jacket (not sure if peacoat style or blazer style?)
5. Plaid or grey flat-cap
6.Glasses (Have to wear them or I can't see)
7. Green army fingerless gloves(?)
8. Some sort of messenger bag to carry stuff in. Brown leather or cotton canvas best?

Pic is an old Aldo Raine cosplay I did a few years ago for reference, but I am looking for something more civilian and less military, as in no canteen, holster, or weapons.

And I understand there is a difference between American and European civilian clothing, and even a difference between individual European nations' civilians.

tl;dr: is my set-up good? What needs improving? Where to get WWII civvy clothing/accessories?
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>>9990235
We know, but sometimes it just gets lost in the regular retardation.

>>9990358
The shoes are early norman turnshoes crossed with the mammen shoe. The belt looks like an unfinished modern kit with a woefully modern buckle. The purse is generic medieval with a weird fur trim, but vaguely based on a 14thC belt purse.

This is not to say Burgschneider is bad by any means. They are not historically accurate, but they are super generic is the best way for larp, and good quality. Generic viking. Generic medieval. Generic Renaissance.

>>9990412
Looks nothing like 1930/40 civilian wear to me. If you're going to do history, do history, and not generic battlefield cosplay. I do WWII (29th Infantry here), and the worst and most farby are the "Civilian fighter" types.

1: A cheap pair of round toe semiformal shoes will do you better, and you can get them cheap in thrift stores, or pleather pairs new at most department stores.
2: Baggy is bad, go for more of a fitted pair.
3:What kind of button down?
4: What kind of peacoat or blazer? styles change.
5: Is fine
6: Is a fact of life. If this is something that you wish to invest in, then look into metal frames or tortoise shell. 40's fashion is coming back, and is easier to get than you'd think.
7: Just get knit gloves and cut off the fingers.
8: Unless its a repro, I promise you its wrong.
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Anyone have experience with the SCA in Canada?

Seems to be everything I want in LARP- more historically based, focus on combat
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>>9990669
I've played in canada. We also have Ontariolarpfag who is SCA.

>Seems to be everything I want in LARP- more historically based, focus on combat

Yup. Got a period or culture of interest?
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i go to some larps in ny & nj area. bunch of fucking players got banned because of the #metoo movement. i almost got banned for a meme i posted on my personal facebook.
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>>9989263
lemmie see your kit. I want to know if you've improved at all in the past 3 years from that charcoal painted armor and white pants.
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>>9990674
Lemmie see your kit too. I don't even ever recall you having a kit other than a gambeson.
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Larps are typically incredibly left-leaning and filled with the degenerates and social outcasts of society. I speculate this is because LARPs act as an escape where you can be anyone or anything you want with almost no holds barred; a fresh start if you will. Add this to socially awkward, autistic, or otherwise socially inept people finding a merging point for their hobbies and other nerdy culture and a picture forms of where LARPs materialize from.

This isn't to say every player or every larp is like this, but from my own experiences, and from the experiences of many I have talked to about it, this seems to be the overwhelming theme.

In short, untill the majority of LARPs can adopt a more mature player base, you might just have to get used to it. Or atleast make strong allies.
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Don't post stupid shit on social media.

>>9990735
I havent added anything at all this year, as I haven't done anything since last winter. I really gotta get new pics, but I have a maille standard, and a breastplate, as well as new gaunts that should all be part of this kit.
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>>9990735
And my old harness, now scrap, circa 2013-14 ish.
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>>9990760
Do those boots have soles or are they covers?

I feel you though. Career and Life push LARP to the sidelines quick.

You should set aside some time for a DIY project to help you get back into it. I find it hard to simply jump head first back into it.
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>>9990775
Leather soled. I wear pattens in bad weather.

>You should set aside some time for a DIY project to help you get back into it
My job is literally reenacting the 18thC, and as such has eaten my project life as well.
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>>9990734
I don't have the white pants stuff for years now but here is what I brought to Drachenfest this year.
Armor is more or less the same, though I will have to make new LK cloths this winter as they approached the end of their lifetime (the blue waffenrock is an exception, that one is new, so is a shirt that can't be seen there)
Shoe also got fucked up through the years and repairing it anymore is not an option.

>>9990741
>Larps are typically incredibly left-leaning and filled with the degenerates and social outcasts of society.
Funny thing is, in europe most of the post soviet countries has mostly right leaning larpers, or at least people who doesn't want to do anything with the left wing. Milage may vary though, shitton of exceptions as always
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>>9990674
>Yup. Got a period or culture of interest?

14-15th century are my favorite but others are still good
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>>9990646
Hey, you're critique was kinda brutal, but at least you're honest.

I'll keep your suggestions in mind, and I feel like pic related would be a good starter for a civilian.
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Does anyone happen to have any experience with fitting a pattern for brigandine?
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>>9991025
You asked, and he wasn't mean, just factual.
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>>9990741
>>9990855
I've always been interested in LARP, but I'm of African descent and feel I would be out of place in most LARPs unless I'm roleplaying a traveling Moor or something. I've also been afraid I would mess up the historical accuracy or take someone out of the game with my presence.

Is there a way to do it without ruining it for everyone else, or should I not bother with LARP at all?
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>>9991025
Just being honest. Also, the Zooter style wide pants you have pictured are not the norm, but are high fashion. The consumption of materials made them a HUGE deal financially and socially during the war. Pick your clothing carefully.

>>9991035
Yes. Small plate, late period brigs are easy as you can just remove or add the plates as needed. Larger plates require cardboard mockups.

>>9991292
Dude, what? You do you. Historically, black people were rare, yes, but not unheard of in medieval and renaissance Europe, especially in the more southern areas. They were not uncommon in the Roman empire before that.

Anyone who gets on your case is literally a butthurt loser. You can document black people in western Europe for most of history, though granted it is the exception rather than the rule. South Italy, Spain, the holy land, etc are all fair game for populations, and they did travel.
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>>9991317
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>>9991292
>but I'm of African descent and feel I would be out of place in most LARPs unless I'm roleplaying a traveling Moor or something
who the fuck cares? if they are being a bitch about it call them niggers and find another larp.

> I've also been afraid I would mess up the historical accuracy
not a problem. It's a larp, not reenactment.

>or take someone out of the game with my presence.
for someone to be get out of the game just because someone lese is existing in the nearby space-time... well that tells more about the person than about you.
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>>9991317
As far as I know that is a picture of a saint and not of some random knight in the HRE.

>>9991292
If they are bothering you, you could also call out all those uppity people who larp as vikings though not one of their forfathers was one of them.
Gropey and the others gave enough reasons why black people could be found for some reason in Europe. Don't let other people dictate your hobbies.
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>>9991414
>As far as I know that is a picture of a saint and not of some random knight in the HRE.

You're right on both counts. It is a painting of Saint Maurice by Cranach the Elder, and its not "some random knight", but the personal body guard of the man who commissioned the painting, Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg. Whats more interesting, is that pretty much every image of Maurice in the 1520's is the same dude.

Hiring a black guy as part of your retinue, just for the sake of having an exotic looking dude was the height of fashion in Germany in the early 16thC. Typically well dressed and educated in many fields, just to show off how worldly and monied you are to have a man like that in your employ.
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>>9991292
Idk where you are from, but nobody here would bat an eye. Sure, maybe you look kind of awkward as some pure white high elf, but thats about it. Also, you can play many charackters in addition to "normal ones" that you can play more convincingly. Just know that larp is a thing that you have to do with your own body, so you have to work around that.Also, don't get angry if players call you out on it IT.

Ps. any opinions on my shoulder armour, first piece i ever made. I needed some bulk for an npc.
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>>9990646
>This is not to say Burgschneider is bad by any means.

I bought one of their shirts last year, the fabric was scratchy on my skin and one of the arms was 4cm shorter than the other.

Still unironically one of the better clothing items I ever had to buy though. Meanwhile you cant even throw Mytholon's clothes in a washing machine anymore without having it shrink two sizes, and still not get the paki sweat shop smell out of it!
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>>9991443
Looks rough, but not bad.

>>9991450
Thats a goddamn shame. Back when they first started, they made good shit. Mytholon has always been trash though.
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>>9991455
>Mytholon has always been trash though.

I would rank them as "cheap shit" before, "utter trash" now. They were good back when I started larping since they sold affordable stuff with good service, but what is the point of a 49€ jacket in 100% cotton that you cant wash at 40C in a washing machine?

If I wanted to hand wash my random side characters clothes then I would have gotten 49€ of authentic wool instead and sewn some shit together properly. I'm still mad about this. And yes I am partially lazy.
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>>9991455
thanks
yeah, was a last minute job. the backside looks like shit tho, but noboy is going to see it
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>>9991317
>>9991322
Thanks so much, man. I've been discouraged when I look up information and don't see much, but you're right, Sorry that my first post came off so defeatist. Thanks for those images! I'll look more into the history of Moors and where they typically traveled. I also knew nothing about >>9991441, thank you for that history lesson! I have much more avenue for expression than I thought.


>>9991388
>>9991414
Thank you very much, anons. There's so much work that goes into the historical accuracy of clothing and structures. I know that's a big deal for some people and I guess my first thought was the chance that I ruin that part of the experience for them. But you're right, I shouldn't focus on that possibility as the only outcome.

>>9991443
I am from Sudan, but currently in America. I am planning a trip to visit a friend in Germany and remembered there are many LARP festivals there. I was looking up information and got discouraged, but thanks for your encouragement and helpful information!
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>>9991562
>I am from Sudan
Stop. Go no further. Own that shit. The Sudanese are literally a power player of the African continent, being involved in trade, war and more with every major Empire that was around. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Islamic Kingdoms, Christiandom... The various Sudanese kingdoms fought with and against all sides at any given time. You got more than enough goddamn history to beat anyone who wants to bitch at you.

At the very least, go look up the Wikipedia overview of Sudan's history.

Pic is a suit of Sudanese Maille.
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>>9991562
And if you're feeling going with your heritage, there is a growing movement in the documentation and practice of surviving Sudanese fighting styles, trying to save them from extinction.
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>>9991573
>>9991575
Gropey, you are incredibly kind and helpful! I admit I know very little of my own history, especially in regards to medieval times. I wasn't aware that my nation had such a rich background to pull from. I can't properly express my gratitude through text, but I am incredibly grateful. I wasn't expecting so much help when I posted, but I'm glad I did. I have a lot of resources I can delve into now. Thank you, and also other anons who reassured me.
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>>9990855
not bad man, glad to see improvement! You definitely could use some new boots though! If you want i can get you in contact with an Italian lady who does wonderful work. Just be sure to use correct translations when ordering whatever you want.

>>9991292
Tons of ethnic minorities Larp. It isn't off-putting or immersion breaking, and I don't know of a single person who judges (atleast in a larp) a person because of their skin. When you're in an environment where you have a common goal, Race is almost always thrown out the window and it more or less becomes prejudiced on what unit someone is in, or on their quality as a fighter or their garb. The same goes for the Real Military. Its an equalizer. Don't be afraid to pursue your passions or interests because of what others might think. Pursue them because it's what you want to do.

>>9991443
as far as armor goes not bad, but maybe take a file to those edges before you go running around in it lol. Your next and consecutive pieces will be much much better. Its surprising how much you learn after each creation.

>>9991450
Buy your fabric and have your Garb Items custom made for you by high quality seamstresses who also larp. Keeps money flowing through the game and you will be much happier.
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>>9991562
Idk if your friend larps,but if you need a small group when you are in germany, just post here, i lurk here pretty often.
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>>9991594
Also don't forget most larps arent strictly Historical. Many are fantasy based. You can be whatever you choose to be, and no one will question it. (unless you do edge lord shit like half elf/half demon/half wizard bs)

My advice would be to go on Pinterest, and find garb, armor etc, that you personally like, and to draw inspiration from that. Take little pieces from each thing you like and combine it into something unique that highlights your personal flair and personality. You'll learn a lot while you do this and the experience will help you down the line. And if your skin color is to play such a large roll in your Identity, then own it. Be a black Viking. Be a black knight. Just whatever you do, do it well. You will earn far more respect and Influence from that alone than any other aspect in larp (and life) Once you are confident in yourself and your character, others will follow suit.
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>>9991630
nahz, don't worry I have contacts with pretty good leatherworkers and shoemakers. But first I would want to try to make it myself as I have leftover leather. I would have already done if I hade free time too but it will have to wait until after october
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>>9991630
That's very encouraging! I was a bit too caught up in what others would think of me. But you're right, I should focus on it because its something I am genuinely interested in.

>>9991633
I will definitely do that. The trip isn't for another year and a half, so I will lurk, learn, and hopefully create by the time I visit him.

>>9991636
I was too focused on the idea of historical accuracy being the most important part of LARPing. The fantasy aspect had slipped my mind. I hadn't even thought of combining different styles, either. I will definitely branch out more when I am looking through different events.

I feel like I've said thank you so much, but I am truly grateful. Your responses helped my self worth very much. I will lurk and post more every so often as I learn. Thank you again very much!
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>>9991747
Will historical accuracy at this point is mostly a buzzword for a shitload of people so don't take it too seriously. There is only a few people who actually do care about it and they will either let it go if others doesn't take it too seriously or they are faggots you can ignore.

But one of the main reason why we use it because it's a great reference point, it clearly worked back in time and you can find a lot of sources and even tutorials plus you will have a very clear understanding of of it should look, what the endproduct will look like.
So in a way it's "safer" to go for historical accuracy than for fantasy stuff.
But that doesn't mean fantasy stuff couldn't be just as great or better than the historically accurate stuff. You just have to keep in mind what kind of character you want and for what kind of game.
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>>9991752
This is all perfectly put. It essentially breaks down to this

>"Hurff durff, ther ain't black ppl in muh medieval fantasy!"
>In real life, there was a near constant interaction between Africa and Europe. Also, it's fucking fantasy.
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>>9991630
>I don't know of a single person who judges (atleast in a larp) a person because of their skin.
I have... interesting memories of the time young me was enthusiastically explaining to three new black larpers why elf racism can create interesting situations for both parties.

Only in hindsight did I realize why they were looking at me funny.
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>>9991946
kek
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>>9991946
I meant OOC or non larp related. Everyone hates knife ears. thats a given..
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Daily reminder, elves are not for bullying.
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>>9991946
>>9991966
I don't larp, but what's this elf racism?
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>>9993170
Shoes 10 Running Guide Saucony Women's Silver Berry
>walk in to elven woods, unarmed and carrying a white flag
>announce loudly that you come in peace and have an invitation to the elven lord
>get a thousend arrows shot in the dick for not looking friendly enough
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>>9993170
common sense
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>>9993233
>>9988658 →
>look up medieval tailors assistant

Thanks, had forgoten about them. Had the pdf saved on old pc.

>>9991575
>>9988939 →
>Honestly, buying a pattern from Reconstructing History is a worthy investment for a good doublet.

Found a local shop who has them for a fair price, gonna wait for that to arrive.

Thanks Gropey!
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Is there any way to fix Calimacil weapons that get that 'mouth' injury (That tear near the weapon's tip, right where the core ends) so they'll be LARP-functioning again? Any specific glue or something that I could use, or are they screwed forever?
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>>9993274
250mg of Loctite 460™ should be enough to solidify the gap.
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As someone who knife ears, the only acceptable thing to poke at is the lack of emotion. We're really just longer living more cautious more in tune with nature humans.
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>>9993274
most superglues will work but if the textile inside also got damaged then it will just hide the problem and will tear up again,
If you use it a lot then consider it beyond repair
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>>9993429
Depends on the setting, and let me tell you that the only elves I met so far were played as humans with pointy ears and a slight superiority complex.
Also massive fags who can't roleplay for shit.

I'm sure there are good elf players out there, but I have yet to meet one.
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>>9993483
How should one roleplay elves to be a decent rper?
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>>9993951
As with all things, depends on the setting. Tolkien elves don't act the same as TES elves, nor should they.
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>>9993429
no ur gay fags.
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>>9993951
As >>9994089 said, depends on the kind of elf you play. But if your elf is Tolkien-ish then my advice is: You don't. The elves of Tolkien are, at least in my perception, superior to humans. How do you play something that is better than you in every way?
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>>9994220
Tolkien elves are straight-up divine beings. Like, if the Valar are gods and Maiar are angels, elves are Old Testament heroes like Samson.

So with the Tolkien approach, playing an elf is quite literally playing a superhuman with crazy physical attributes and innate magical powers, but no real free will.

Whereas with a D&D elf (or most other versions), you have actual strengths and weaknesses to consider. One of my games took the elven affinity for magic to its extreme, with elven society based around strong mages. They were snobs toward people who couldn't use magic, and for good reason, because they were raised in a society where anybody who can't use magic is dead weight.
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>>9994220
>How do you play something that is better than you in every way?
Be a white male.
I mean according to the internet that's the equivalent of real life superpower
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On the subject of elves, feels bad knowing that the elves at my next campaign are shit at banter after having played vermintide all summer.

Orcs and the few occasional dwarves are good at it though.
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>>9994507
Orc are usually extremely annoying and childish. None of their little 'inside jokes' are cute or funny and they genuinely make larp a worse place because of it.

If someone is an Orc, there is a 7/10 chance that they are a fedora tier 'nice guy' with a neck beard.

Maybe I just have a hard time finding chill people with social awareness and lack stalker attitudes at larps tho.

But if you Larp and you have a tail, fox cat or otherwise. Fuck you burn in hell get out of my larp furfag.
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question to people who go to sca events, whats it like and how does it compare to regular larps?
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>>9994548
Orcs at DF are some of the nicest guys I know. Gotta say though, had bad experiences with orc groups as well. The kind of players that thought they were hot shit OC for acting tough IC.

The usual "I Larp because I'm a dork IRL" schtick so it's hardly something new though.
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>>9994548
Eh, larp-orcs are a mixed bag. Those who take themselves too serious are dicks, but most of ones I know are all great roleplayers and decent human beings that are fun to play with.
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>>9994507
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDHZ__kMhnM []

>>9994726
I'm more racists against larp orcs than against larp elves. But that's mostly because larp orcs in hungary were played mostly as drunk rockers
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>>9994733
>larp orcs in hungary were played mostly as drunk rockers
Can't say that about the german orcs that I know. Those guys are barbaric and conflict seeking, sure, but they're all mature about it and usually have strict guidelines concerning alcohol when they are in bigger groups.

But you've reminded me of a group of undead that were played by neonazis who frequented the larp that I visited as a kid. God those guys were fags, but they were burned alive when one of them drunkely poured to much grill lighter into the fire.
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>>9994756
you know the saying, if the player dies the character dies too
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>>9994726
I mean I'm sure a majority of them are decent human being. Its just that they lack social awareness and when they're arround others rollplaying 'WAHHG' they get into this hive mentality that they can do or say whatever they want and they usually end up being childish, dickish, and creepy/socially inept.

Not bad guys, and most are pretty cool to be arround in small groups. its just when they're in that 'bro' mentailty of 5- more.
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>>9994921
Huh, that only happens with some individuals over here and those guys are usually shut up by the rest of the group. It might also help that the orcs have a m/f quota of roundabout 6/4.
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>>9994756
This knowledge is satisfying, especially tonight.
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>>9994756
>tfw your events don't run Dr Skull groups

Feels bad guys.
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>>9991414
>As far as I know that is a picture of a saint and not of some random knight in the HRE.

It's pretty sweet that you can play a warrior-saint all the way from COP to fully Maximilian, no?
Then there's also all the Orientalist painting, which basically allows you to mash up everything from Greece to Persia. After that you got all the 19th century european ethnographic sources to draw from, like photos and collections.
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>>9990760
hey Gropey, where can i order a suit of armor (incl. gambeson and other required padding) to my size and not just generic sizes?
do mind i live in a shit-hole near Europe so international shipping is a plus.
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>>9990741
SCA has a better range of ages and political leanings, especially taking regions into account. I mean at the very least it seems to take a "lets not bring politics and religion into this game".
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>>9995543
wasn't there a huge shitfest in the SCA maybe half a year ago about some leader being a neonazi?
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>>9995547
Maybe? I heard there was a baron or something who used swastikas as trim on his garb.
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>>9995332
Yep. And before that too, but no one seems to argue black people in Rome, just in medieval and renaissance europe.

>>9995377
That picture hurts my soul.

Your best bet is a professional armourer. Where are you in particular.

>>9995543
We have religion, but its completely removed from out fuctional system. Most big events have multiple services done in both modern and period fashions held open to the public in private camps.

Politically, we lean left of center, generally.

>>9995547
>>9995681
King (president of a multistate group by right of arms). Its not the fact that he wore it, but the fact that he knew months in advance, as well as comments made by him and the craftsman that made it.
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>>9995781
I'm from Israel.
that's the best i could do with Ebay and second hand.

>professional armourer
>here
Unlikely
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>>9995792
you could ask the the BotN israel team or something like that. They probably went trough the troubles already and might know which armourer would ship cheaply there, etc
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>>9995792
As Vlad says in >>9995805, Hit up the BotN team on their facebook, as well as your local SCA group.
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>>9995817
forgot my pic.
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>>9995543
That should be everyone who is a decent human. but i digress! people are passionate i guess.
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>>9995781
>>9995681
Who gives a fuck. Its a historical design. I have period trim with swatzicas on it and I could care less. if people want to be butthurt about it then they can suck my cock. Its not their garb anyways.
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>>9990741
Yeah, that syncs up with my experiences too with the DR community out on the East Coast. Personally I'm right of center, but silent about it, especially on social media. I'm degenerate as fuck though, otherwise I wouldn't be shitposting on 4chan.

My SCA group is also mostly left-leaning, largely because I'm in a big city barony. But most of us don't bring it up in play.
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>>9995895
Thankfully, your middleschool opinion doesn't matter.

We have very clear rules. No swastikas, ever. This man was a public figure and leader, who was warned months in advance against wearing. Both he and the weaver made holocaust jokes, on public forums about it.

the most important thing to take away about this, is that he was a leader in our club. He was broke a simple rule, and then made Holocaust jokes about it. we cannot have our club represented like that, especially when recently before that, we have had scrutiny put on our group due to Nazi rally marchers carrying medieval shields and wearing crusader helmets.
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>>9995792
Isfake is the nation for startup companies, pretty sure you could be able to find some weirdo who started his own forge.

These companies usually are harder to find than normal companies but once you know some people in a HMB/IMCF/ACL or reenactment scene you can easily find a bunch of smiths. Because if there aren't those guys usually will just start one.
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>>9996080
Oops Sorry horse riding armor

Heres some historical photos for inspiration
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>>9996085
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>>9996081
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the average person is not a decent human being.
And just think about for a second of retarded is the average guy is. Then think about that nearly half of the population is even more retarded
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>>9995377
>A good gambeson
Medieval-market.com decent ones or AD1410 (If you want the real good stuff)
>Maille
This is going to set you back for around 356-500e for a decent one www.capapie.co.uk has good shirts
>Helm
If you can afford it get a custom made one, and if not Marshal Historical has good ones
>Chest protection
Eastern european smiths are your best bet, just remember to confirm that the seller is legit
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>>9996221
Misconduct? I asked him to do it. They don't call us the Society of Contenting Adults for nothing.
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>>9996221
>Threatening to kinkshame someone in the SCA for anything consensual
Oh, you silly cunt.
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Had to check the archives to see what I missed. What a tool.

Anyways, who has heard the latest NERO drama? Apparently several thousand dollars raised via Kickstarter to buy land has disappeared...
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>>9996696
given the history of NERO that's as much surprising as finding a shitty larp in the US
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>>9993170

Amtgard has banned drow because it's apparently racist to paint yourself a dark color.
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>>9996696
>>9996696
which one? from what i know if it theres at least 4 organisations that claim the NERO name
>original NERO
>NERO alliance
>NERO international
>NERO world
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>>9996735
Correction
NERO alliance only goes by Allaince these days but is still using rule from the original NERO rulebooks.
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>>9996735
What's the difference between them?
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>>9996908
all of it is shit but in a different way. You could say it's THE most influental US larp solely because so many other game is either a branch of it or comes from it in one way or another (usually hand in hand with some drama)

The main branch is now ran by a guy called Joseph Valenti who apart from being a lawyer is also a grade A+ asshole who tries to destroy any other larp he can and also doesn't give a shit if his larp is actually good or not, he is in for this for the money
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>>9996916
>all of it is shit but in a different way
That kind of goes without saying, but is there any meaningful difference to the games and communities aside from which berk is the boss?

How legally distinct are they? It sounds like they are seperate entities but surely the rules and name would be copyrighted, or is it more regional branches and franchises? I've only ever heard of NERO as one blob so the details of this hydra escape me.
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>>9996922
I don't know everything but somefor example Alliance is theoretically legally separate, it was born when people just got fed up with nero and they made nero with blackjack and hookers because fuck those guys. And then made the exact same fucking mistakes.
Also Valenti tried to sue the living shit out of them I think and did a few other shit too.
also there are more then a few other NERO clone out there.
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>>9996735
Which ever one Valenti owns.
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>>9996922
Yeah, Alliance was when Ventrella got pissed and left. NERO International is run by Valenti, who bought it from Ford Ivey and proceeded to make a bunch of bad decisions. I believe he let the trademark lapse. A NERO chapter owner bought the trademark, and then gave it back to Ford Ivey. After the recent player nobility scandal, Ivey announced NERO World, and that after October any NERO chapter owners still running under NERO International would get a cease-and-desist. Valenti is currently in the fifth lawsuit against them; it's not going especially well for him.
Also, yeah, there's the kickstarter thing, which wasn't about buying land; a bunch of money people gave Valenti for improving a larp campsite he claimed to own has disappeared, and apparently Valenti doesn't own the land and never has.
Basically NERO politics are a bit of a clusterfuck at the moment.
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I think larpcast did an episode about the whole NERO World thing.
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>>9997121
>NERO is a clusterfuck
Fix'd
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>>9998432
>>9996698
>>9996735
>>9996738
>>9996941
>>9996696

>all these thots running through my head
>all on fire, face burning red
>frustration, its getting bigger
>bang bang bang, pull my larping trigger
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>manage to trigger the elves
>they get upset
>they leave an angry note written in crayon in our camp when we were out of town

Cutest death threat ever or what?
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is it acceptable to ask for costume inspiration and tips here?
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>>9999115
Absolutely, as long as you provide specifics for us to go off of. Are you going for a fantasy, sci-fi, historically inspired, or some other type of costume? Any particular background you've already got in sewing or crafts? General budget level?
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>>9999117
>>9999115
telling us a little bit about the character itself will also give us ideas to give you.


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