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comment LARP: Group psychology in antagonistic player groups
Did you ever find a solution to this?
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comment What is the most widely used safety standard for larp weapons?
Thanks for the link. I'm not familiar with what people do at amtgard but it looks a bit like the SCA with pool noodle weapons.
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comment What is the most widely used safety standard for larp weapons?
I think the informal way we test and examine weapons is probably pretty similar to most groups. We look at it, feel the heft in our hands, squeeze the foam and whack our forearms to see if there are any surprises. That makes sure that what someone is using at least falls into the category of "a padded weapon". The hard part is when you start saying "this weapon passes and this fails" and can't give a reason other that a gut feeling. Is 15mm enough foam on the edge of a sword? It is if the core is 8mm carbon fibre but what if it's 20mm fiberglass that weighs ten times as much?
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comment What is the most widely used safety standard for larp weapons?
I used to see that method used a long time ago but it's fallen out of favour. I also don't think it's a good test. I do full contact rattan fighting in the SCA and while I'd be happy to be hit with a piece of rattan many larpers wouldn't be.
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comment What is the most widely used safety standard for larp weapons?
@BESW I'm trying to figure out if there is a standard worth conforming to, or if larping is essentially laissez faire in this regard.
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comment What is the most widely used safety standard for larp weapons?
I'm probably more interested in outside the US as larping in the US seems to be lagging behind the rest of the world in a lot of ways.
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comment Are there any generally accepted standards for larp weapons?
It's interesting to see that of the five people who have put this question on hold none of them have posted a question with a larp tag... Guys; do you even larp?
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comment Are there any generally accepted standards for larp weapons?
@mxyzplk I've played in a lot of larps but none of them have ever had a written minimum requirement for weapons. Mostly people just bang them on their forearm and decided if they hit too hard.
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comment Are there any generally accepted standards for larp weapons?
What I'm mostly looking for is a popular minimum standard. That may be simple (anything covered in three inches of foam) or it may be very precise (maximum diameter of core = 10mm, minimum thickness of foam on striking surface = 20mm, etc). I don't mind.
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comment Are there any generally accepted standards for larp weapons?
Thanks '7809, the wikipedia article you reference doesn't really contain what I would consider 'construction standards' it's more an overview of larp weapons. Thank you for your suggestion on using google to search the internet but if that had given me a comprehensive answer I wouldn't be asking here. You obviously also googled and didn't manage to find a comprehensive answer either.
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