Perspective of a larpy guy

Kiwi guy, LARPer, Dad, Blogger, err

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tomgarnett:

I’ve been shooting the UK larp scene for a couple of years now, and editing ones photos is good for the soul.

So I picked my favorite ten. Two solid evenings of killing my darlings.

But you know what? I’m really proud of these. Both because I made them, and because we made them. I’m not going to start playing geek supremacy games - just going to quietly point at the above, and ask anyone to deny with a straight face that larp can look pretty damn good.

It’s not just looking good that made me pick these, though - it’s the stories they tell - layered stories, at that. I hope that comes across to people who aren’t me, and perhaps even those who’ve never larped before (although some details, like the sawn-off horns, will mean more to those who know the game in question).

At any rate, consider this something of a retrospective - I recently realised that I was in danger of spending my time obsessing over, and buying, gear - so I’ve resolved to stick with what I have until my next birthday (about 11 months). I don’t intend to stop improving, though, so I guess I can consider this a baseline to work from.

Oh, and I’ve finally got my website into a state I’m happy with - you can find it at tgarnett.com.

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wrim:

Why ambushes suck, or the waiting part at leastThis weekend I went to my first LARP and I lived with these guys in a camp in the woods you see behind them. (I haven’t found any pictures of me yet)One of our tasks was to hold up a caravan and steal their moonshine.Step one: Discuss tactics and wait for hours until they pass us to collect the alcohol.Step two: Wait in the bushes for another hour to ambush them when they pass by again.Step three: Discover that they tried to sneak around us, throwing all of our tactics out of the window."Fire positions!""There they are, run for it!"I heard twigs break and two guys carrying a wooden beam ran past us. A bucket of moonshine was hanging on the beam. Then everybody started shooting and we all spread out into the forest. Sounds of bbs ricocheting and screams followed.Upon someone screaming “come on you bastards I’ll kill you all!” I responded ” Then you’re gonna have to aim better than that!”I fired one shot and didn’t hit anything, the other guys did all the work, but it was still an awesome experience. The only negative thing was all the waiting, but in the end we managed to get the alcohol and returned to base.

wrim:

Why ambushes suck, or the waiting part at least

This weekend I went to my first LARP and I lived with these guys in a camp in the woods you see behind them. (I haven’t found any pictures of me yet)

One of our tasks was to hold up a caravan and steal their moonshine.

Step one: Discuss tactics and wait for hours until they pass us to collect the alcohol.
Step two: Wait in the bushes for another hour to ambush them when they pass by again.
Step three: Discover that they tried to sneak around us, throwing all of our tactics out of the window.

"Fire positions!"
"There they are, run for it!"
I heard twigs break and two guys carrying a wooden beam ran past us. A bucket of moonshine was hanging on the beam. Then everybody started shooting and we all spread out into the forest. Sounds of bbs ricocheting and screams followed.

Upon someone screaming “come on you bastards I’ll kill you all!” I responded ” Then you’re gonna have to aim better than that!”

I fired one shot and didn’t hit anything, the other guys did all the work, but it was still an awesome experience. The only negative thing was all the waiting, but in the end we managed to get the alcohol and returned to base.

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elfself:

Drow wip; aka: Darkelfself

because I’ll still go to the LARP-tavern meeting

I look like a paladin…just imagine my face pitchblack.