Gearing up for Campaign Season

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The clocks going forward to summer time mode always gets me thinking about fest season, most likely because going into ‘Summer Time’ means that Summer is nearly here. And Summer = Campaign Season! Cue tents, evening firelight, awkward sunburn and playing games of car tetris (aka it-all-fit-when-I-came-here-what-gives?)

It also heralds the arrival of kit adjustment and frantic sewing – so I’m going to try and keep this blog post short.

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Scribal scribbles – my ventures into ‘proper’ calligraphy

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Over the last few years I have expanded this blog out from simple LARP kit sewing tutorials and the log of the Ithronian (mis)Adventures into more personal projects; and whilst I have written about calligraphy in the past and shared links to blogs that I follow or use for inspiration, I have rarely shared any of my own work.

But today I would like to share with you some ink, paint and paper projects I have worked on and are especially proud of. I hope that you enjoy a quick peek into my more unusual LARP projects.

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Preparing for LARPing – a summary

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“Sumer is icumen in” – the clocks have turned to British Summer Time, the trees are in bud and blossom, and thoughts turn towards sunny days, long bright evenings, and the LARP campaign season. As such it is the time for another “Preparing for LARPing” blogpost for the changing season, though this year I am summarising previous content for your perusal.

Other “Preparing for LARPing” posts can be found on the Tutorials page.

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Being the bad guy – crewing LARP events

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As much fun as being a hero or active character at a LARP is, I get a great deal of enjoyment out of being dedicated crew for events. Why? Because I get to be the bad guy. It is quite freeing to be able to turn up, follow the direction of another story teller and go “what is my motive, boss?”; and very rewarding to be part of the team that delivers another player’s epic moment.

So here’s a blog post to celebrate my joys of crewing and monstering at LARP.

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