Collapsible tips and “stab safety”…

I'm not myself a fan of the term "stab safe". Nothing is really safe, but it's usage makes it so. Nothing need be dangerous, if handled correctly. I've had fights that felt perfectly safe using metal weapons, I've seen concussion delivered by a badly used latex/foam thing. But... But some things are safer than others, and... Continue Reading →

Writing the winds of war: guest post by Andy Raff.

Another pearl from Zuckerberg's trough... Formal military "downtime" is one of UK fest lrp Empire's design decisions. It's very lightweight: one button click for those who opt-in. It's heavily impacted by play at events: every battle and skirmish has some degree of impact, as do the decisions of politicians and military leaders. It's all about making... Continue Reading →

Larp musings, a guest post by Sarah Cook.

Another jewel plucked from Zuckerberg's gutter, is this. Every word below here is by Sarah Cook. I read this as a more poetic articulation of "win by losing", and all the better for it. (On that, once you're done here, go read susanne vejdemo's lovely "Play to lift" too.)  I said somewhere that no one wants... Continue Reading →

Strange Food.

It seems that every two years or so, I'm unable to resist the need to do something ridiculous in the line of catering, and the last couple of times it's been for lrp events. In 2015, Rupert Redington, Pru Greenwood and I did a 50s themed Christmas for Crooked House, and this year Megan Lloyd... Continue Reading →

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