Inland Empire Fighter's Guild - Learn LARP combat!

  • December 6, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Redhill Community Park

This Chapter of the Fighter's Guild is sponsored by Realms of Conflict! http://roclarp.com

This is a beginner to intermediate level "fighter practice". The term fighter practice was coined decades ago by one of the first LARPs, the IFGS. A class-based system, their "fighter" class inspired the term (combat practice is a more generalized term that is being used more nowadays). At this Guild practice, we teach the basics; how to use boffer, latex, or hybrid LARP weapons in combat and how combats play out in a Live Combat LARP. The safe and consistent use of these weapons is of primary importance to the practice. Good sportmanship and fighting well and fairly within the selected combat category (Lightest Touch, Moderate, Heavy, of Full Contact) are also taught as canon to our students.

Terminology and skill "calls" that are used in games, from oog (out of game) calls to actual in-game mechanic calls are covered; we try to use different systems calls in a manner that is not confusing to the newcomer. We run many different form of combat games to help simulate situations. We give advice to to help improve game play on all levels - from how to survive from a player's perspective to being an effective opponent to a player. Some basics information regarding playing out roles in games are addressed; my perspective is that it comes naturally to most.

Saying that, we do also have instructors at the Guild practice that will be able to teach good combat techniques, sometimes we even have instructors that teach different forms of combat (we are a Lightest Touch to Moderate practice normally).

We are using RoC rules to create characters for our members to run small story arcs and encounters. If you need to find out more about RoC, visit http://roclarp.com to look at rules.  All are welcome, and as many questions that you can think of. We do have a short supply of weapons to loan out (we run weapon-building days to help everyone build their own basic sword), and have Iron Liege gear on hand to gawk at.

Rick McCoy

LARP Alliance

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  • Corwin S.

    And now it's up! Everyone look at it!!! Muahahaha! I mean.. check it out, no pressure.

    December 9, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    I've begun writing my Introduction. Look for it in a few minutes.

    December 9, 2012

  • Darin

    Corwin, I emailed plot to get you on the boards.

    December 9, 2012

    • Corwin S.

      Thank you good sir.

      December 9, 2012

    • Darin

      Plot said that you are now approved.

      December 9, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    I signed up. Can you get an admin to approve me.

    December 7, 2012

  • Darin

    Hey Corwin, Good to meet you tonight. Check out our site at http://www.evermorelarp.net

    December 6, 2012

  • Darin

    Bingo!

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    Oh, it's the stage by the duck pond?

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    Where is this mystical ampatheater of which you speak? I see it not, :(

    December 6, 2012

  • Carlos B

    Starting point total is 150. You can always choose to take disadvantages to get more points, but choose wisely.

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    What's the exact point total? 100?

    December 6, 2012

  • Darin

    Spread the word, bro! ;-)

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    you're awesome..

    December 6, 2012

  • Darin

    Hey Corwin, come to practice, there will be plenty of people who can help you out there with character creation. The first thing to ask yourself is do you want a more fighter-based or magic-based character? Also look over the advantages and disadvantages. These can only be bought at character creation. The cost sheet is at the very end of the instruction manual in a 3-4 page matrix.

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    I also am a little lost with character creation. I'm getting lost where you spend skill points to level up things like fort, will, and other things such as talents. Both of them and other stuff appears to have no indicator on purchase price. However languages cost three points. Umm.. I guess I'll ask these questions in person cause they seem to have a lot of individual points.

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    Sounds cool I'll be there. And thank you for the quick replies, its very refreshing to get.

    December 6, 2012

  • Darin

    We meet at the amphitheater, so there are lights.

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    Isnt it really dark by 7pm?

    December 6, 2012

  • Darin

    Corwin, it is between Foothill and Baseline. Carnelian branches off from Vineyard just south of the park. Come out, it's a good time.
    <--- Say hello to the guy that looks like that!

    December 6, 2012

  • Corwin S.

    Is this the park around the 210 at Carnelian? I was thinking about making a first-time apperence. I haven't LARP'd before and really wanted to find an active group.

    December 6, 2012

  • Darin

    It was but...umm, something happened this weekend that need to be worked out. Rick had said Sunday that he wanted to have a canon mod this Thursday. I guess I was just hoping for confirmation so that others could be geared up and ready.

    December 3, 2012

  • Carlos B

    I thought it was last Thursday.

    December 3, 2012

  • Darin

    Canon mod this Thurs?

    December 2, 2012

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