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Jan
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answered How can large weapons be used in a small forest?
Jan
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revised Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
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Jan
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comment Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
No luck with regard to a video for pulling blows... I'll add some generic tips as well as another of my favorite videos that illustrates fast, but soft swings.
Jan
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answered How can I make rituals convincing and evocative?
Jan
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comment Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
Ultralight boffers typically weigh half as much as a comparably sized latex weapon. I think the only thing you should learn in addition to the shots above is how to pull your blow without slowing down the entire shot. You can swing quickly without swinging hard. I'll see if I can find something helpful about pulling blows for up above.
Jan
10
comment Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
In my experience, the two weapon style becomes a lot better if you disallow thrusting. Guarding is a lot easier when you only have to worry about slashes. Are you allowed to use ultralights? If the weapon barely taps the person, is it a hit or a miss? If that's the case, then a lot of the advice that says "don't use your wrist" is less relevant, because you can use wrist movement more. That said, if you learn every shot above that isn't a stab, they will still apply - there is just MORE that you can learn if UL weapons are allowed.
Jan
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comment Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
What sort of boffer combat are you engaging in? Do you have hit points (typical of lightest touch systems, like NERO) or do you lose a limb once it's hit (typical of light touch systems like Amtgard)?
Jan
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answered Any tips for two-weapon training in LARP?
Dec
8
comment How much damage is caused by a thrown coin?
@AdamDray - Not if the DM specifically rules that you can't kill anyone with the attack, they won't.
Dec
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comment What campaign wiki - or other collaborative tool - has these features?
@Cthos - I checked out Aviary and it does not seem like it has the features we need for image editing. I have not yet looked at Obsidian Portal in any depth.
Dec
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Dec
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comment What campaign wiki - or other collaborative tool - has these features?
I have not, but I will check out both of those.
Dec
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Dec
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revised What are the most popular/well known larp systems that meet our requirements?
Added text relating Alyrnic to Accelerant
Dec
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comment What are the most popular/well known larp systems that meet our requirements?
The Accelerant System has been lauded as being very good at both being immersive and as having a small rules set (that still grants plot an world-builders a LOT of freedom). If I recall correctly, the rules themselves take up less than 40 pages.
Dec
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asked What campaign wiki - or other collaborative tool - has these features?
Dec
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comment What collaborative mapping software would meet my needs?
Ah - that is how our detailed maps (dungeons, cities, etc) are handled, but not the main campaign map. Optimally I'd like the campaign map to be able to be simultaneously edited by multiple people, and for the editor to recognize those changes and push them to all editors. That way we could, for example, edit it while chatting on Skype. I don't want to use git for version control as 3/5 of my plot team members would most likely not be able to use it.
Dec
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comment What collaborative mapping software would meet my needs?
Do you know how Gimp acts if multiple people try to edit the same file simultaneously?
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asked What collaborative mapping software would meet my needs?
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answered What are the most popular/well known larp systems that meet our requirements?