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Live role playing - 3/28/2008 3:31:34 PM   
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A girl here where I work does this so I naturally became interested.
Has anyone here tried live role playing? Either fantasy or middle ages inspired.

I have now and then thought about doing re-enactments in England but never fantasy rpg.

Share your experience.
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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 4:20:10 PM   
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Hi Marcusm,

I've never tried it myself but that just means I haven't opened my mind up to it.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 5:05:38 PM   
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There's even a Vampire variant run in the middle of the city. It fits because we have
alot of those 19th century houses here.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 5:19:45 PM   
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There was (maybe is) a group that used to meet monthly in London that I went to a few times and it was hoot. they mixed up fantasy and WWII strategic gaming stuff but that was neraly 10 years ago now and I don't remember the name of the group.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 6:04:12 PM   
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Where I live local organizations hold annual Renaissance Fairs with role playing and jousting and lots and lots of vendors and entertainers.

An old girl friend used to work as a serving wench...was lots of fun.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 7:02:29 PM   
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Actually Hans thats what she says. There is a "real" variant they do even for official occasions, even for the Royal Family.
Then it's more about enacting real things but the other side is elves and trolls etc :).

I am tempted.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 8:04:48 PM   
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7521044027821122670   


I would love to get into ancient or medieval battle re-enactment, unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of those two on any large scale around here in Tx.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 8:08:54 PM   
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Haha, those were funny.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 8:19:40 PM   
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I wish I could remember the title but I saw some documentary on IFC on this.  A whole bunch of people would dress up in medieval garb, erect forts out of wood and then playact attacking each other.  That's the scene I saw but also sounded like there was lots of intrigue, egos and whatnot involved as well.  There was some kind of persistent live RPG thing going on.  Wish I could remember the title of that doc.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 8:20:28 PM   
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my daughter used to renn fair every year, she made pretty good money at it too.

The Maryland Renn Fair is the second largest in the USA and is pretty darn cool, with a walled town and everything.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 8:21:05 PM   
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It does sound a bit stupid, to be honest. 

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 8:21:20 PM   
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I googled what I was talking about.  It was called "Darkon". 

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 8:21:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mlc82

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7521044027821122670   


I would love to get into ancient or medieval battle re-enactment, unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of those two on any large scale around here in Tx.



If you're interested in doing so "virtually" you might want to check out the MMORG The Dark Age of Camelot.

After becoming engrossed in Ultima Online for 4 years some friends of mine and I moved over to DAOC and adventured there for 3 years.

I left it about 2.5 years ago and the population was in decline as many left to jump on the World of Warcraft bandwagon so I am not even sure if DAOC is still up and running.

The main difference between DAOC and the other medieval based MMORGs was that it centered around a war between 3 opposing "realms" utilizing a team (group) based combat system. We fought over and sieged castles in a frontier land. The coolest part was that you could build and operate siege engines.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 9:28:02 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Karri

It does sound a bit stupid, to be honest.


I thought so too at first but she convinced me.

Btw. Does Civil War re-enactment count as live roleplaying? Or even wargaming.

Closest I ever came was the military service and excercises but they were too serious to be considered fun.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 9:55:49 PM   
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Maybe reenactment should be called "living history" or "experimental archeology"?

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RE: Live role playing - 3/28/2008 10:31:25 PM   
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I have done one live roleplay. It was based on 1000 century and I was a person who had betrayed his wife or somthing. Cant remember the details anymore. It was more of a social roleplay than som battle one. I did train with boffer swords though every week but never used it on any larp.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/29/2008 6:12:32 AM   
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I was unaware that there was money to be made in reeactment. But you learn new things everyday.

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RE: Live role playing - 3/29/2008 6:14:03 AM   
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Marcus said

I thought so too at first but she convinced me.


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RE: Live role playing - 3/29/2008 7:33:42 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter


quote:

ORIGINAL: mlc82

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7521044027821122670   


I would love to get into ancient or medieval battle re-enactment, unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of those two on any large scale around here in Tx.



If you're interested in doing so "virtually" you might want to check out the MMORG The Dark Age of Camelot.

After becoming engrossed in Ultima Online for 4 years some friends of mine and I moved over to DAOC and adventured there for 3 years.

I left it about 2.5 years ago and the population was in decline as many left to jump on the World of Warcraft bandwagon so I am not even sure if DAOC is still up and running.

The main difference between DAOC and the other medieval based MMORGs was that it centered around a war between 3 opposing "realms" utilizing a team (group) based combat system. We fought over and sieged castles in a frontier land. The coolest part was that you could build and operate siege engines.



UO huh? I remember when I became a GM warrior I thought I was hot stuff so I took on 2 Ogre Lords, thinking they were just glorified ogres. Boy, did I die fast!

Then there was the time this guy REALLY made me mad, so I took my GM tamer, got a dragon, and released it in his house!

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RE: Live role playing - 4/1/2008 9:15:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: marcusm

A girl here where I work does this so I naturally became interested.
Has anyone here tried live role playing? Either fantasy or middle ages inspired.

I have now and then thought about doing re-enactments in England but never fantasy rpg.

Share your experience.

I'm not into this, but here is the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

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RE: Live role playing - 4/1/2008 10:00:57 PM   
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Just asked the wife to do some fantasy re-enactments........still awaiting a reply

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RE: Live role playing - 4/1/2008 10:01:57 PM   
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Hey Punk Reaper and others.

You will love this, talk about taking re-enactment to extreme levels :).

http://www.guedelon.fr/

They are building an entire castle according to 13th century techniques. Amazing. I want to be in :).

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RE: Live role playing - 4/1/2008 10:05:09 PM   
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Now that would be some home to live in........either that or a Roman Villa.

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RE: Live role playing - 4/1/2008 10:06:13 PM   
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It's like that project where they re-made a Trebuchet. Would love to take part in such an experiment.

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RE: Live role playing - 4/2/2008 2:36:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ilovestrategy


quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter


quote:

ORIGINAL: mlc82

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7521044027821122670   


I would love to get into ancient or medieval battle re-enactment, unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of those two on any large scale around here in Tx.



If you're interested in doing so "virtually" you might want to check out the MMORG The Dark Age of Camelot.

After becoming engrossed in Ultima Online for 4 years some friends of mine and I moved over to DAOC and adventured there for 3 years.

I left it about 2.5 years ago and the population was in decline as many left to jump on the World of Warcraft bandwagon so I am not even sure if DAOC is still up and running.

The main difference between DAOC and the other medieval based MMORGs was that it centered around a war between 3 opposing "realms" utilizing a team (group) based combat system. We fought over and sieged castles in a frontier land. The coolest part was that you could build and operate siege engines.



UO huh? I remember when I became a GM warrior I thought I was hot stuff so I took on 2 Ogre Lords, thinking they were just glorified ogres. Boy, did I die fast!

Then there was the time this guy REALLY made me mad, so I took my GM tamer, got a dragon, and released it in his house!


Tamers were such lamers....always hioding behind those HUGE dragons........ jk....one of my best friends and the "protector" of our town of Yew was a GM tamer whose PAIR of dragons could put a quick end to any and all disputes!

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RE: Live role playing - 4/2/2008 3:03:46 PM   
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I made both fantasy and vampire live roleplaying, and I must say that you have to be really addicted to have fun in the fantasy ones. Vampires in a present day scenario is easier for a newcomer (everyone knows what a gun is, while a main-gauche could be a more obscure object) and a LOT of fun, particularly if you play a human character.

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RE: Live role playing - 4/2/2008 6:44:58 PM   
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Now that would be some home to live in........either that or a Roman Villa.



They actually rebuilt a Roman Villa in Butser Hill Park using the correct techniques etc.They also made a TV programme about it and its a good prog especially when the "expert" get that hump and does a runner.

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RE: Live role playing - 4/2/2008 10:51:09 PM   
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Thanks....Found the book at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebuilding-Past-Roman-Villa/dp/0413773965
I'll have a look at the library first, hopefully they will have it there.

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RE: Live role playing - 4/2/2008 10:53:23 PM   
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Great, ordered it from the library.....thanks again!

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