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Live role playing

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Haha, those were funny.
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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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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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It does sound a bit stupid, to be honest. 
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I googled what I was talking about.  It was called "Darkon". 
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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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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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Maybe reenactment should be called "living history" or "experimental archeology"?
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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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I was unaware that there was money to be made in reeactment. But you learn new things everyday.
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Marcus said

I thought so too at first but she convinced me.


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ORIGINAL: HansBolter

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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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.
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