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For questions concerning the physical safety of human beings in real life. Such issues often relate to LARPing.

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LARPing with the Kids

I was on a few LARPs so far, but usually, all people present are pretty much 18 or older, so you are LARPing with adults playing adult roles in an adult environment. However, in an offshoot of the ...
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How to get real-looking rust that will be safe to the touch?

Normally when I build a prop, I use steel, or cover it with glue and iron dust, and then apply various oxidizing compounds, acids (and sometimes salts and bases) to make a real rust. Then, I gently ...
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How can we phys-repp breath/flame attacks or spells?

Our fantasy LARP would like to expand combat magic to include breath/flame/area-of-effect attacks/spells. How can we phys-repp such effects? Requirements: Must be reasonably1 safe for all ...
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Is a CO2 fire extinguisher safe to use indoors to represent offensive magic or breath weapons in LARP?

In short: my friend, who is also a LARP organizer, has come up with the idea of representing breath weapons and some kinds of offensive weapons (those that are represented by a "cone template" in many ...
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How to handle falling down during LARP combat?

I am currently working on writing the combat rules for a Dishonored LARP with a team, and we are stuck on how to proceed with a certain point: handling falling. Sometimes during LARP melee combat my ...
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Are anti-personnel catapults used in LARPs?

In a previous question I saw that cannons do exist in the world of larping, used against gates and castles but not against people. Are there things like catapults that target people instead of gates ...
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Are Polypropylene training weapons safe for LARP?

Cold Steel (as pictured above) and other companies make polypropylene training weapons. Are these safe to use when LARPing?
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LARP Cannon with actual projectiles

This years story of our fantasy combat LARP features the siege of a city. Eventually this will culminate in a battle, where there is an actual siege of a palisade-type fortification, including siege ...
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What is the most widely used safety standard for larp weapons?

I'm trying to find the most widely used published safety standards for larp weapons. The pretty latex covered ones, not the ones that are tape covered pool noodles. Ideally this will include: ...
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How do I make it absolutely clear that I'm shooting you in the face?

I play live action roleplaying games (LARPs), where myself and the players around me adopt actual physical characters. I've had a problem in the past where I hold a gun and want to shoot someone, ...
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How can I safely represent non-combat fire magic?

I'm looking for something to visually represent non-combat fire magic. It needs to be small enough to carry discretely, short range (to reduce the risk of setting people on fire), cool- flames and ...
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