Character crafting – Longstorian Dwarf

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Some of us LARPers are going a bit stir crazy about the pause in LARP during this ‘Long March’. So one of the members of Fools and Heroes proposed a “character kit” challenge, where you create a character from a particular class with the kit you have to hand.

This week? Longstorian Devotee.

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The Reading List: May – Jun ’20

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This year I’m trying to get back the joy of reading, having spent many years putting other things first. And whilst I may not have the time to snuggle up in a chair for hours on end anymore, I can make time for little moments here and there. I used to love reading and getting lost in the world of my imagination, but in a world that is constantly switched ‘on’ it’s hard. So, during this Long March with LARP on pause and us living through the events of the Coronavirus/ Corvid-19 upheaval, I am attempting to reconnect with an old love. 

So, after neglecting a big stack of books I received a few Christmases ago, I am tracking my reading habits and sharing them with you. Maybe you can suggest other things to add to my list?

Don’t forget to pop your suggestions in the comments below.

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Another creative outlet – July’s Camp NaNoWriMo

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It’s that time of year again. Having told you about Camp NaNoWriMo in April, the organisers behind National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) are running their second camp session through July.

I’ve often found that finding a creative outlet can help keep my character keen going when being unable to LARP, and exploring the backstory behind a character, or writing about events after a mission or running up to the next game can be a pleasant outlet. So if you’re struggling and missing being out in the field interacting with other inhabitants of Arda, maybe doing some creative writing might help as we plod on through this Long March.

Rise from the ashes – a Viking wool blend hood

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A few years ago I published a list of hood making tutorials that might be of use to you, but never shared the hood that I had made using the Hand Crafted History Viking Hood tutorial.

I thought it might be time to remedy this, and pick up a project that has lain dormant for too long. And so, with the return of the sunshine and general oomph, I give you my ‘phoenix’ hood.

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Twists and turns – a pair of drawstring pouches

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A few of weeks ago I showed you some of my recent crochet projects. The only thing is that after having completed those projects I had a load of wool remnants leftover. What was I to do? Stuff them in my wool bag until I had a need, never to see the light of day again? Or make use of them in a useful way?

As you might have guessed, I chose the latter, and I give you a blog post about it.

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