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James James: (james-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-19 13:45:09

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James James: (james-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-19 13:45:35

WOW.... Crazy times

LARPing is a funny topic to me... I think the main reason that I may admit to doing "nerdy" things is because I have been in a few LARPs. Back in the day when we used to play L5R (yea, it is a card game... but they ran LARPs at the conventions) we would go once in a while. I must say that it was fun... especially when Dan almost got killed for calling one of the higher ups a liar (in game)... But I do not do the story justice... so someone else must tell it. :P

Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-19 16:38:39

mmmmmm... Pillows

that is all

Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-19 16:42:42

Regarding LARPing

Thank god I wasn't hanging with these kids during my days that it may have sounded like a good idea.

Anyways... for an example of larping, please see:

Back a few years ago... Danny was visiting L.A., so I put that video on at my house to get a laugh and possibly some shameful "nerds...." Anyways... here's how it went down.

Mike: Hey guys check this awful shit out
Dave: Ugh, not this again
Arturo: ... *distasteful look*

Then Danny, king of WTF...
"I was THERE... like I'm not in it, but I've been there before!"

follwed up with shock and many calls of "Danny, I hate you."

Yeah.... LARPing frightens me.

Dave Dave: (dave-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-19 17:01:42


I can post news again!

Anyway, yeah... LARPing (Live Action Role Playing). I have to admit that I have had fun in what handful of LARPing I've done (I can count the times on one hand). As a matter of fact, there are a few key things I remember from LARPing that were just awesome:

1. Hot, HOT, HOOOOT girl playing the part of a Japanese Seductress named Kachiko. HOT.

Yeah, this girl was ten kinds of hot. Never mind that she was a hot girl as it is, she had to also be a "Nerd-core" gal that enjoyed the company of her geeky gaming brethren. I have to say that she was probably what is known as an Ugly Duckling, a girl that wasn't always hot or didn't know she was hot until she was all grown up. I say this because the shock of being hot was immediately followed up with a personality that just oozed kindness with a total lack of "I'm hot, worship me".


2. Back in the day a few of us participated in a LARP session that influenced the story line of our favorite card game at the time, Legend of the Five Rings. We were playing the role of 5 weak, insignificant goblins, destined to die at the whim of our opposing human samurai jerks... or maybe not. I had the bright idea of rallying us into a formidable hit squad which jumped lone samurai at the same time. When the dust cleared, we five managed to bring down some of the biggest names in the card game. The people who were organizing this whole shindig just stood there in shock of our crafty skills at working the system (read "cheating" without cheating since it's a rule loophole) because now, whether they liked it or not, these five "things" that were meant to be squished with impunity managed to totally change the direction of the game... probably the direction THEY intended to take it.

I don't remember the name of the card, but they made a card of us 5 (Steve, Arturo, Dan, Myself, and a dude we used to know), but yeah, we made that huge an impact.

3. Arturo was given the honor of being the most awesome character in a whole game of 40 some people. He was explained to be the ninja master manipulator, having EVERYONE there (with a few exceptions... *cough*) fooled into doing his bidding. Dan immediately interjected with saying that he wasn't role-playing, he was just being himself.

And there you have it. Cool moments in LARPing for our group. And in case you're wondering, we haven't LARPed in almost a decade.

Steve Steve: (steve-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-20 12:42:29

Credit Where Credit is Due

The above mentioned LARP with the goblins was the first and last I'd ever do. It'd be a hard one to follow anyway.

As Dave may have been the rallying cry that brought us together, it was my brilliant plan (I broke the system!) that drove us forward making saps of the steel clad samurai with our pointy wooden sticks(NEVER underestimate the power of any group with pointy sticks!). We were like a wild fire in the dry season, sweeping unhindered through the castle proper. Unfortunately, in our frenzy (our giddiness really) and Arturo's fondness and overestimation of engineers we skipped over the Crab Clan champion, the bane of all creatures of the shadowlands, for some chump! By the time we smeared the engineer, the champion had gotten away. You know what that a-hole did? He hid in some bushes...

I wasn't able to find the art for the card, which had all 5 of us ;)
It was called Move to the Bushes and the flavor text was, "They think we not so smart,eh? We show them! Come on boys!" -Kappuksu

Dave Dave: (dave-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-20 17:23:44

One MOOOORE Thing...

Actually, we smeared the Crab Clan Champion, he's the guy shown getting torn up by us in the card, right?

The way I remember it, it was the Mantis Archer that got away. I remember it as such because that bastard then sniped our glorious leader, the Great Exalted Ugu.

And yeah, I couldn't remember who broke the system. I should have thought it was you, Stevie.

Arturo Arturo: (arturo-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-20 17:47:52

Well, how it went was...

It was most definitely the Wasp Archer that got away. Thats totally okay, because in doing so he was able to escape and /totally/ screw over Dave's Clan (The Lion). So its all good.

We did, in fact, totally Own ( I might even be inclined to say "Pwn", maybe) the Crab champion. Poor fools had no chance once we started spreading the 5-Goblin Attack Tactic. But to defend myself (and my goblin ninja), the reason I said take the engineer was because he was in possession of a bell-clang that if mounted on the castle would have driven us off. Dave's Clan vs. Continued Goblin Carnage. Not a tough choice.

Also, please excuse this "Thread" we're calling a front page post. Everyone is just giddy to be able to do so again. That is all.

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