Text 10 Sep 3 notes LARP done my way: Part 1

Haven’t posted in awhile and it mostly because of life and getting ready for my yearly autumn LARP I usually attend. So I haven’t abandoned my tumblr and will keep posting here but I want to keep things relevant to this blog. My plan now is to write some posts LARP from my point of view. Remember that my style is not how many swedish LARPers go about this hobby and this is only a hobby for me. I have other things that I take more seriously like climbing and work. After all LARP is me being in the woods in black leather and grease paint, how silly is that for real?

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Link 29 Aug 11 notes My Fake Life: LARP location survey»

danilarpadventures:

1. Where do you LARP? (State, part of the state, actual name of the camp, whatever you feel like sharing)


2. What’s the landscape of your LARP location? (Trees, waterfront, valley, etc)


3. Are there buildings already on location? If so, what kind of buildings are there?

4. Does your…

1. We dont have states in Sweden but something similar to regions called Län. And I usually LARP at Västmalands Län.

2. We LARP in a forest that have two smaller fields outside of Västerås (pronounced Westeros for those GoT fans :P )

3. We have bridges, smaller wooden fortresses and some camps. And also we have a small house and a large barn that we don’t use since its private property.

4. I hope we can change location but now its on the same place.

5. No. In a forest its hard to come by such things but we have tanks with water and some portable bathrooms.

6. Wild boars, yep you don’t want to mess with those. And we cant do much about them. As long we don’t provoke them they will leave us alone unless someone have their dog unleashed…

7. I sleep in a pavilion but there are smaller cabins others sleep in. Our groups camp is off game since we need our time to put our makeup on. (Jupp, not so very straight, also did I mention we put on leather gear on us?)

8. The weather is usually good but some LARPs have rained for a whole week straight and the worst time it snowed. But usually its good weather.

9. Not really after have once LARPed in -20 C (and last time doing that) I don´t whine about rainy weather. Also I have good wool clothes that don’t get wet easily and if they do they still keep me warm. All clothes or gear that is wet we dry close to the fireplace so I seldom go wet. It may seem hardcore but when walking in a bigger forest the rain usually only make your pants and boots wet. I have extra of those and they dry easily. We have the say there is no bad weather only bad clothing, sorry but the witty say is lost in translation.

10. Of course it affects my game, I don’t go out as a Drow, that requires makeup and colouring our hair white. The hair colour don’t hold well to rain so I go out as a daytime character and do stuff.

11. Well Im from Västerås and my parents place is like 10 minutes drive from the location. Now I live in Stockholm and that is about 1 hour drive so still not so bad.

12. We pay a deposit before attending a LARP. If we don’t have cleaned up our camp we don’t get back the deposit. And that money goes to the ones doing the cleanup after each LARP. Also the ones that does not cleans up their camp will get a warning.

13. Well now in the autumn we have blueberries, lingonberrys and a lot of mushrooms to gather and eat.  There is nothing better than making an omelette with chantarells and have that with some bread and cheese.

14. Well I see a radio and cellular mast that blinks with red lights. Though its very far away. In the evenings and nights you see it very clearly. But it really doesn’t bother me that much.

15. It does! When in the night stealthily walking in the forest there is so much fun when I can eavesdrop on people and sometimes scare them. Scaring young and old is so much fun and I usually go to their camp during the day as my daytime character and ask about the drow attack and how it was. Also I check with parents if they liked the scare and apologise if they didn’t. Though I have never heard a complaint so far in my 7 years as a drow LARPer.

16. We have joggers and people that like to gather mushrooms and berries. But usually we don’t have anything bothering us. As long we are polite and explain that there is a LARP going on they are very understanding and leave.

17. On the autumns the larp usually is at the same time with the full moon we also get a thick fog so there is nothing so immersive than a bright moon that lets me see in the dark and a fog to hide in.

18. I know the drow group I’m with is involved in many scary stories since we have scared the living out of both children and adults for almost 10 years. I guess you can ask at swelarpers tumblr blog for stories. ;)

19. There is gravel roads in the location where the cars go through to get in and out of the LARP location. The problem is that there are rocks that have killed a lot of car transmissions. Those rocks seems small but they don’t budge out of place so that only means that they are very big and some serious digging is needed to remove them.

20. Well there are surely more to say about about our LARP location but I want to keep it short. It serves us well and gives us epic LARPs.

Chat 28 Aug 9 notes LARP baddies
  •  jarednz and I have been discussing on his LARP rules and I asked if they will have "baddies" as PC or NPC. And it seems that in NZ they have most villains as NPC. So I was wondering if the tumblr LARPers have "bad guys" as PC or NPC on their LARPs.
  •  There is surely a lot of pros with baddies as NPC but as a drow LARPer being the "bad guy" is something I really enjoy. Though my drow character don't view himself as evil rather its the good guys that are the villains!
  •  Please let me know!
Link 18 Aug What D&D Character Am I?»

True Neutral Elf Wizard (5th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 17
Dexterity- 17
Constitution- 16
Intelligence- 19
Wisdom- 17
Charisma- 15


Hmm maybe to high scores? Naah… 

Video 16 Aug 93 notes

Drow swords in leather scabbards

The latex boffer swords I made needed maintainance as latex gets old. So I asked Niki if she could repaint my trusty swords since the foam in them are still good and the weapons are safe to use if repainted.

So not only are they very easy to draw they have now this beautiful nock that looks like the shell decoration we use for our work in leather.

More of her work at Mirdans Smedja

Video 29 Jul 39 notes

Drow belt with a pouch

Made this last week as a gift and it turned out very nicely. The “built in” pouch to carry stuff (mostly loot hehe) will be very useful.

Photo 22 Jul 27 notes Found this newspaper at my moms place in Västerås (pronounced like the Game of Thrones continent Westeros). I had to scan it and share with you guys though it took a while to dust off that old scanner.
I dont know who this larper is though.
Source: Västerås Tidning Week 25, 22 June 2013
*Edit
The text on the upper left corners says Dark forces in the woods of Rönnby

Found this newspaper at my moms place in Västerås (pronounced like the Game of Thrones continent Westeros). I had to scan it and share with you guys though it took a while to dust off that old scanner.

I dont know who this larper is though.

Source: Västerås Tidning Week 25, 22 June 2013

*Edit

The text on the upper left corners says Dark forces in the woods of Rönnby

Photo 15 Jul 31 notes Xorlarrin: Female Drow Light Chest Harness
Finally I finished my first commission for a friend that recently joined our small larp group. Im very pleased with the harness and looking forward to see it in action on a larp! Our new recruits must also keep the latest in drow fashion as that is an important part for us in Xorlarrin.
For more pictures make the jump over to our blog by klicking on the picture!
Enjoy!

Xorlarrin: Female Drow Light Chest Harness

Finally I finished my first commission for a friend that recently joined our small larp group. Im very pleased with the harness and looking forward to see it in action on a larp! Our new recruits must also keep the latest in drow fashion as that is an important part for us in Xorlarrin.

For more pictures make the jump over to our blog by klicking on the picture!

Enjoy!

Video 7 Jul 306 notes

I needed a pouch to easily carry drow poisons/potions on larps so I ordered 20 small flasks. And after getting them I made a pouch to hold them. Im pretty happy about the pouch but I will make two smaller ones with only 4-5 flasks. But thats for later, next up will be finishing a harness for a female drow and I think it is my best work so far.

Photo 17 Jun 24 notes fuckyeahdrow:

Drow by ~jianjiagu

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