Whenever adventurers head of on their adventures they often have some critical pieces of gear – their weapons, their belts and their shiny loot. But they often need something to carry said shiny loot and these often take the form of bags. I’ve previously done several tutorials on making pouches to hang from belts (see Tutorials) – a series that needs updating and continuing – but today I’d like to share a few resources I’ve found and used (or plan to use) to make some bags for my own characters, in the hope that they be of use to others.Continue reading
There is something I enjoy about handling and making books for my characters at LARP. From hauling a small library of notebooks about to keeping an in-character journal on my person, I try to find bound books that fit my character and decorate them, fill them, and enjoy them. Some books remain private, some get taken out at every opportunity and shared with others. Some are text books or books of the law, others are collections of knowledge and understanding, some are work ledgers that the boss will want to examine at a moments notice – but all are tools and props for the game.
I’ve said this before, sometimes what makes a character are the small details, and often for me those details can be found in the books.
In most LARP systems there is often a pantheon of Gods, both benevolent and cruel, who often guide, help or hinder the efforts of the players. Some may delight in pranks and tricks, in meddling with the world of men; whilst others are aloof and distant, looking down upon the goings on of mortals with indifference. Either way, good or bad, those who choose to follow one or more of these deities often wear tokens to show their dedication or allegiance. These vary depending on the calling, but I thought a quick guide to making holy symbols and similar might be useful – I don’t know about you guys, but the winter is often craft central in our household.
I enjoy writing in-character letters and documents for the LARP system I’m involved in – from sending proper snail mail letters to prayer scrolls, teaching materials and physical copies of the Law to carry when in-character.
We’ve covered writing in-character letters before here on Wolfish Written, but given we’re heading into the longer winter evenings I thought it might be nice to shake up these previous posts for you. Hopefully these will give you interesting projects to fill your evenings and enhance your LARP keen over the ‘off’ season.
With the ‘winter’ LARP season now officially here, I thought it might be an idea to talk a little about making hoods to add an extra layer of warmth over the coming season. I’ve got a couple of ways I make hoods – one using a commercial pattern I have adapted to my needs over the years, and the other using a tutorial made from historical observations. There are so many tutorials out there about making hoods you are sure to find something that will peak your interest or suit your character!