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Collude With Your Target Before the scene begins, inform your target that you're going to shoot them at some subtle cue. If there's a competitive aspect to your game, you need to trust your target not to metagame and avoid it. You lose your target's OOC surprise, but everyone else will be caught off guard and probably rather unsettled by the sudden noise ...


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Acting There is literally only one things that fulfills all of your criteria - and that is, good stage presence. Being able to single a person out of a group with body language, being able to take an imitated action with a stage prop and run with it, these and other things in your list are improvisational acting skills. You want to be talking to an actor ...


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You could also consider Nerf guns. They won't require eye protection like paintball and airsoft guns do. Projectiles are cheap and guns seem to be in a similar or lower price range compared to a latex sword. With some creativity and a splash of paint their bright colour schemes don't need to break immersion (although I would advise against "open-carrying" ...


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It seems you have already thought about paintball guns. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative I would recommend an airsoft gun. Whilst doing a quick browse I found them under 10 bucks, if you search really hard you can probably end up somewhere in your budget range. I especially like that once you have the gun, the bullets come really cheap so it ...


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You have contradictory requirements I feel that there is nothing that fits the whole list that you are proposing - many larp groups have tried, and in the end you must choose to go either with the simulation way, keeping in character; or with the roleplaying way where game mechanics involve obvious out of character actions. Simulation is expensive One ...


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The best solution I can think of is "Laser Tag", since they have already had to deal with this problem. The cheapest way I can think of to create a "laser tag" scenario is to purchase a cheap laser pointer (costs less than $5.00), and then you have a couple options to get the attention of people who are infront of you with their backs turned. Give each ...



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