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December 2017

LARP Inspiration

Just outside of Moscow, Russia over one thousand participants came together to bring the world of Warhammer to life for four days. With over 20 different races, an extensive rule book that covers every mechanic conceivable and over a dozen different camps for players to bring to life this event sounds incredible.

 

We’ve gathered some of our favorite photos below, but you can find all of the images in all their glory in this gallery here. And all of the information for the larp itself can be found on their website: http://warhammerlarp.ru/ The website is in Russian, but with Chrome it translates well enough that you can get a general idea of the details.

Were you one of the amazing participants in this larp? We’d love to get your opinion of the game in the comments.

 

Lastly, if there was a Warhammer larp near you, would you go? If so, what would your character be like?

The Voyage North

We can't take you to Russia to play Warhammer, but we can take you to the most immersive larp experience you've ever had....

Sep 09, 2016

The Game

Lands of Exile truly represents the next generation of live action gaming in the U.S.. Check out this inspiration gallery to see what we mean. This southern U.S. LARP out of North Carolina has already drawn a loyal following of players and it’s easy to see why. Even though Lands of Exile has only been around since Spring of 2015, it is sure to see a burgeoning and loyal player base if it keeps up the level of immersion and quality it has established at such an early stage. All photographs by JC Mero.

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The Lore

Let’s take a look at a snippet from their lore section to get a sense for what this game is all about, just in case you were curious.

Life on our plane of existence started well before light ever touched its surface. In the beginning were the Eldest, which embodied various core characteristics of our particular plane. Sho’thar embodied shadow, while I’nil embodied light. Memnis embodied the elements, and together with all the other Eldest, the first life was known to spread across the planes. Descended from them were the Fae. Closely resembling their predecessors, the Fae were also near pure embodiments of their particular traits, but deviated slightly from their elder roots. Where Memnis embodied all earth, fire, wind, and water, the Fae of the forest chose to follow the paths of water, earth and life. Over time, these deviations finally led to the creation of man. The oldest of these roots lie in the Elven bloodlines. They are most widely believed to be the most direct decedents of the Fae. They still hold immortality in life, though these new peoples could be killed by blade or unnatural means. It is said all other life descended from the first Elves, adapting to their various life styles and habitats through the ages; Dwarves growing stout and hardy in their mountain top and subterranean dwellings, where the Orcs grew more muscular and powerful in their war like culture. Though, with the birth of man, that conflict began to arise.”

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The Logistics

Games are held in the Spring and Fall, which as you southern U.S. LARPers know, is the only real time the weather down there isn’t dangerous! Browsing the rulebook, the mechanics and skills seem to be quite the refreshing departure from other games of its ilk, abandoning complicated calls and caveats in favor of streamlined combat and magic systems that seem to borrow quite heavily from their European counterparts. Check out more of the pictures below and if you’re in the area, give them a try. I only wish I still lived in the area so I could!

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May 25, 2016

We’ve covered the Snaga: Jeden Kmen (One Tribe) before, but their recent photos of combat show the pure passion and savagery they bring to the LARP experiences they both host, and attend.

The “One Tribe” project is an attempt to explore the world of the Orc in a new way. In the last post we did about this project we looked at the camp life, and setting created by this talented team of friends. In this installment, we look at the detail of their costumes, and the players who engage with them at events.

The “One Tribe Project” is mainly made up of a group of friends who regularly get together, go into the woods, and take on the role played by so few… but to an extent often not thought of. Their attention to detail is astounding, going beyond simply dressing and camping like Orcs, but also taking on the role music, ritual, and tribal relations would have.

This group is absolutely fascinating, and the perfect example of what a group of friend can do when they attack an idea head on. Whether it’s for one of their own events, or attending as guests, Snaga: Jeden Kmen is always impressive.

Learn more

Streaming Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Oct 23, 2015

Or maybe you will because your imagination is better than mine, but check out the stills below for some mindblowing Warhammer awesomeness.

The other day we brought you a very quick clip of a first person video from this larp which caught our attention. Today we stumbled upon a forum with these images.

Got something we should feature? Send it in! info@larping.org

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