Ithronian Adventures #220 – What a lovely holiday

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A request for aid is sent to the adventurers, for an idyllic holiday location has encountered some minor difficulties. A group of heroes set out to investigate, but all is not as it first seems.

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2017 Makers Challenge summary

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Happy New Year.

Last year I challenged myself to do more fashion making rather than only making LARP kit. It didn’t quite work, but I enclose below a summary of my year of making.

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Christmas 2017

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In this season of thanksgiving and family, we are taking time off from the blog to be with our family, but would like to wish you, dear readers, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May 2018 prove to be a fruitful year for you,

~ Space-wolf

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Here’s a little owl-dragon with his mug of hot chocolate to wish you the best of the season’s greetings.

Ithronian Adventures #219 – Sleepers awake

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Sometimes adventurers are hired for a specific task, but sometimes they stumble upon the dangers that prey upon the common man in the wilder places. When upon a hiring one wintry day our heroes find several side quests that lead them off the beaten path and into the shadows. Is it just mischief makers running afoul of them, or is it something more sinister afoot?

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The Art of Perfect Kindness

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21125635_503365196678528_7130700963297465069_o-e1513268037295Photograph taken by Kirsten Barrett, August 2017

For me LARP is about character interactions and role-play, but a lot of cues can be gained from costumes. As you can tell, costume making has developed into an interest and forms an integral part of my hobby (ask my OH about my fabric haul …). You look for insignia, you take in whether the kit is rough and ready or fine and fancy. We are a visual people, a social people, and costume forms part of that unspoken language. If you see insignia from your unit you’re more likely to interact with them over the “others” who aren’t part of your unit, or Church, or group – almost unconsciously.

Costume is great! It helps with our immersion as a group and it’s always wonderful to see someone go from being a 21st Century citizen to being a scout or wizard or futuristic warrior (depending on your system) by putting on some different clothes and doing something with their hair or make up. Isn’t the whole point of this game to be something other than ourselves?

So why is there an unspoken snarkiness about kit? What gives us the right to judge people for the costume they put together, that they have spent time thinking over and developing and working hard on preparing?

The short answer is – none. None what so ever.

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