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Park Day!
We have on average 20 - 40 players that come up on any given Sunday (so don't let the Meetup list dissuade you from coming). We welcome newbies as well as vets! We are a chapter of the LARP rule-set of 'Amtgard' (Rising Sun Station). We meet every Sunday (except on special events and extreme inclement weather). If it's raining or snowing, we are usually still out! Please check us out at Jones Point Park (Old Town, Alexandria, Va.), every Sunday, 1 p.m. at To find another Amtgard chapter in the Mid-Atlantic checkout: Amtgard is a world-wide organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. We use padded weapons, fantasy and authentic clothing, and imagination to immerse players in a world of heroic combat, quests, crafts, and more. No matter if your interest is competitive sports fighting, finding an outlet for your creative talents, or honing your leadership skills, Amtgard has something to offer you! We not only teach boffer style fighting but various arts and sciences such as chainmail making, leather crafting, archery, and more! This Sunday will be a members' choice day! Fighters can choose from a variety of games. Practice run until we get tired or the sun starts to go down. Usually the latter happens first! Officer election declarations open up! But What Do I Bring?.... Yourself , plenty of water to drink and the want to learn! For your first month, you don't need to really bring anything! We have gear you can use (if you have medeival-esque clothing than it is encouraged) We will run you through basic rules, help you decide on a 'class', and show you different weapon-styles. Players are encouraged to decide on an 'in game' name. What should I do to prepare?: We ask that you read through the rulebook! It will make the process a lot faster so that you are able to have a basic knowledge of the system. You can find it available here ( Go to Menu->resources->AmtgardV8 rules-> V8 RC 0.7.4 Rules ( What to do when I first arrive: Look around for people in awesome clothes and/or lots of equipment laying on the ground. Don't hesitate to walk on up and say hello! A player can direct you to the correct individuals that will assist you with getting signed in, and running you through the basics. Resources: Our group has several resources that can be used. Our facebook group has the most up to date information and day to day chatter between park members. ( ) The rulebook linked above has all the information on gameplay including how to construct weapons, the combat system and more. Our national website is located at ( Can't wait! See you on the battlefield! For active players: Regular Park Day!

Jones Point Park

1 Jones Pt · Alexandria, VA

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Amtgard of Alexandria is a group for anyone interested in playing the Medieval Combat Sport known as Amtgard. Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian group dedicated to bringing the swords and sorcery genre alive through the use of foam padded replicas of medieval weapons. We are a national organization, with chapters all across the United States and Canada, and meet every week to enjoy friendship, camaraderie, and the most amazing game invented since chess.

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