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Saturday, March 31st, 2007
12:30 am
[mightyfinn]
Ok
So I just saw 300 for the third time last night.

When do I get to hit people with boffers?
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
4:47 pm
[phynieus]
Dusting this thing off
Hey guys,

I'm looking for armor and weaponary to dress a new Ling character of mine. I'm turning you you because I know there's armor and weapons out there, I was looking for suggestions about where I could find some, or if people wanted to sell some of their second hand stuff. Or if I could convince anyone to forge something for me. :)

I really missed LR this year. I've come to count on it for running around and general kicking-my-ass fun. I know everyone's busy, so I'll hope we'll see it again with the new spring.

Drop me a comment here if you think you have something that would work for me, or if you just wanna chat. :)

Or you can email me at setinct (at) Yahoo (dot) com.

Thanks,

Joshua Demers
Cleric T'Orn

Current Mood: melancholy
Friday, June 9th, 2006
2:55 pm
[cucumberseed]
Boffer Practice
Going to try again this weekend, 28 Sunset Terrace, Apt 1, Middletown, CT 06457.  3p.m. to probably 7ish as I have a Bday party to go to.  

There is a park down the bottom of my street with ample parking.  If it is raining all morning, consider the practice called.  Again.  If you have weapons, PLEASE bring some.  I have 0.
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006
11:34 am
[cucumberseed]
Boffer Practice For Today
It's a



Middletown is currently




We'll try again next week.
Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
2:38 pm
[cucumberseed]
Boffer Practice!
This would be meeting at my house 28 Sunset Terrace Middletown CT 06457 
3 p.m. this Saturday, going until whenevah.  
There is a park down at the bottom of the hill, Wesleyan just up the hill and the Indian Hill Cemetery right behind me, so pleny of places to play.  
I have no boffer supplies or weapons so I need someone to provide.  
I will provide drinks for 10-12 or so.  
I live very near all sorts of yummy food and cheap gorcery stores.
I also live near Destintas movies theaters.
There is parking, but we may need to be creative and or flexible.  

This may become a regular thing.  I intend it to be so.

Please respond.

Current Mood: fat
Friday, May 5th, 2006
12:22 pm
[lordq42]
Bleh. Principal told me I can't work with the kids. so... no newbie quest.


later.


Q
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
10:53 am
[lordq42]
newbie quests
Ok, havent discussed this with Ty cause he's so damned busy with his own stuff right now, but I have a crew of kids who really want to play... to that end, I want to have some newbie-nights... maybe out at my parents house, we have a nice bit of land to play with... What I expect/want to do... I would love to get anyone with a preexisting character over level one to NPC. we're talking goblins and kobolds at best... I want to get the kids moving, working and understanding the rules, and dont want them overshadowed by your godly 4th level guys. These events would be worth probably 1 XP at best, and some KA points. I think one or two such events will get them used to the system... Anyone interested, let me know. and of course, if ty says no, well, screw him! he should get his act together and get this season's events cooking. ;-)


Ed
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
10:10 pm
[mightyfinn]
Ok
When do I get to start killing Goblins, Undead, Orcs and other assorted badies?
I am jonesin and need additional reason to get my now ample rear end in gear.
Knowing I have to chase down Tyler would help my moto to get in shape.

In all seriousness any idea when the first event of the season will be?
I am also thinking about a fighter practice/weapons/costume gathering soon any days particularly good/bad for peeps?


Much Love

Nate

Current Mood: anxious
Monday, April 17th, 2006
2:14 pm
[lordq42]
weapons supplies
hey all, I just ordered 100 feet of SDR 13.5, I will be divvying it up in to useable lengths and manufacturing a F'buttload of cheapass weapons for my kids at school (yeah, thats right, you heard me. I'm the staff advisor for the East Lyme Live Action Role Playing Group) but I suspect I will have some left when all is said and done.

Q
Friday, April 14th, 2006
8:02 am
[phynieus]
I reliezed that I harassed every list but this one. I don't know why I'm so silly sometimes.

This is the offical harassment of our game owners and masters; the nice weather is upon us, let's go Realms! Come on, Lvl 4 Priest LFG for Lost Realms! Hello Lost Realms, I'm Josh, and I'm a noob. Lost Realms has aggroed my heart! LOST REALMS!!!

On the same note, if anyone has a way to contact Pete, would you please ask him to bring the coffin shield he said I could use for the next game? Thanks.

Looking forward to seeing you all SOON on the field in the sun.

Joshua Demers
Cleric T'Orn

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
10:08 am
[lordq42]
Ramp Up for the season...
Ok, as Larp Season is hot upon us, time to get some info out there... This info is not lost realms specific, for the most part

Prepping for a larp event:

Some simple stuff for getting ready for an event,
Garb
weapons
food/water
armor
The Rules

Garb: Comfort and style are everything. for a starting larper, sweatpants and a simple tunic will do wonders. (simple tunic, take a piece of cloth, 2 yards long. fold it in half, cut a head hole in the middle, presto, simple tunic. I would recommend hemming the edges so they dont unravel, but other than that, that and a simple rope belt and you're golden. For ladies(or the occasional cross dresser, Jae, I'm looking at you) you can get a nice flowy skirt and a peasant blouse.

SHOES: I cannot stress enough the importance of comfortable shoes. please, no sneakers. or if you have to have sneakers, plain black. Minnetonka moccasins look great, but they break down quickly and can be hard on your feet. consider taking a pair of tall moccasins and cutting the sole off, and slipping them over a pair of more comfortable shoes.

Salvation army or any thrift store is a good place to check for garb as well,

Weapons: If you have never made a weapon before, talk to someone who has. Trust me on this one, a poorly made weapon is worse than just ugly, it can be unsafe as well(I've seen a weapon that was made improperly launch a piece of foam half way across the field as the blade slipped off the pipe mid swing. thankfully, the wielder checked their swing before slamming the naked pvc onto someones head...) For your first weapon, I recommend simplicity.
Read the weapon rules to be sure your weapon will pass inspection. Some games allow fiberglass or graphite core weapons, some dont. some require specific pommel construction, some dont. just make sure that the weapon you want to use is safe and legal.

Food/water: dont assume that there will be something for you to eat at the event, pack a backpack with some noshies just in case. crackers, hard cheese, fruit, veggies, pepperoni, bread... all very period food, and tasty too. Bring water. A good eventholder should always provide water, especially on the hot days of summer, but to be safe, bring water.

Armor: there are many sites dedicated to the construction of good, safe, realistic armor. chainmail is easy to make, just time consuming. Please dont be that guy who duct tapes cardboard to a lasertag vest and thinks its cool armor. (yes, I really saw this at an event) additionally, while a leather jacket might actually provide some protection in a real world situation, its not period and wont count at most games. Simple guidelines are: Is it safe? does it look reasonably real? can you feel a shot through it? (this last one is a gotcha many times. SCA legal plate armor is not appropriate for a lightest touch counts system.)

The Rules:
No one expects a newbie at their first event to know all the rules backwards and forwards. However, there are some rules that all players are expected to know. the basics of the combat system, what the common combat calls are, what to do if you dont know what to do... (here's a hint: if you dont know how to respond to a combat call, no one will ever fault you for calling "Dead". dont be afraid to ask for clarification.)



Feel free to add to this list of stuff you need to know.

ED
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
10:00 pm
[thesanitytoad]
Event this Saturday
Because we can only be at the park until sunset we will be starting on time!! No waiting for stragglers : ) Game start will not be in the normal location so you don't want to miss it.

Additionally, any NPCs or Marshals who can get there early (earlier than 10) please do as we have a chunk of setup which needs to be done. We have room for anyone who needs crash space the night before, just let me know.

If you know someone who fits either of the descriptions above please let them know.

Hope to see you all there!

Current Mood: anxiously waiting for saturday
Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
10:48 am
[divideby0]
Saturday, November 12th - Crafting / Boffer Practice / Event
Lost Realms Event Saturday November 19th

The next Lost Realms event is quickly approaching!
That means that I'm WAY behind in my desired prop making! Who's up for a fighter practice/ prop & weapon making/ hangout? This will be the first meeting of the ct_cc_guild, and everyone is invited- Guildmembers, Lost realms Players, heck, if you just want to hang out and get creative or play with boffer weapons, come on by!

If you are planning on coing and can let me know in advance, PLEASE do so. E-mail divideby0[at]livejournal.com. Right now I'll plan on hosting it at our place in Middletown. I would like to buy grub for soup and sammiches, and will have a donation jar to help defray the cost- I'm thinking plenty of cheese, some good bread, all manner of fixins and condiments, probably some variation of vegetable soup. BYOM (Bring your own meat.) This will also be a child friendly event, but we will try to keep the munchkins away from the crafters so they can get stuff done.

Also, if you need/want to make weapons, let us know what materials you anticipate needing and we will try to have them there (probably a small fee for materials.)

So who's in? We'll plan to open the doors by noon, have food ready for about 1pm (but eat whenever), wrap up around whenever...?

Current Mood: excited
Monday, October 17th, 2005
10:51 pm
[thesanitytoad]
Here is the event posting
Because last game I asked who had read the plot summary and mostly everyone didn't I thought I'd put it here as well. Feel free to use this as in IC post if you have anything to say about this in character.

The Journey Home
Location:
Osbourndale State Park
Date:
Saturday November 19th
Times:
Check-In: 10am - Noon
Combat Training/Practice 10am - 11:45am
Reading of the Rules: 11:45am
Event Start: Noon
Event End: Sunset
Experience: 5
Price: $10 - (NPC's play for Free - please contact one of the marshals if you are interested)
Check our live journal postings for the "bring a friend" discount and KA rewards.
Summary:
After being away for several months the Divine has finally returned to her people. She arrived in the night with a mysterious and solitary guard and spoke to the Gladehame Elders and Matriarch bringing great and glad tidings of the Coraden’s long awaited journey home. According to the rumors circulated from some of the members of the elders council there are many things that must be done to ensure the Coraden’s safe passage home. As the leaves pass through their journey to winter, they will send a sacred relic to the Divine who will wait at the Gate with her new protector. The relic will be guarded heavily to the edge of the forest where it will be brought forth by it’s keeper to the Gate. Once it has been received by the Divine, the Matriarch and the more important members of the council must make their own version of the Centural Journey, once there they will send word and the Coraden people will begin their preparation for the long journey home.

The Divine has since returned to the forest to ritually prepare the Gate and will travel back to Gladehame once the relic has been received, where she will lead the Coraden delegation to the Gate. Until such time as she returns she is to be the only Coraden in the forest or risk losing the passage home.


Summary OOG Notes::
This game will take place in the inner forest north of Solhame at the same location as the last game.
If you attended last game feel free to post to the Live Journal site in character, please check the description for posting in character to the site.

Site Specific Rules:
Site specific rules will be announced at the beginning of the game.

Current Mood: Working
Saturday, October 8th, 2005
9:15 pm
[thesanitytoad]
Pictures are up!!!
So the good part about comming home from work at 5 in the morning is that you have time to upload pictures to the site when no one will use the phone and can turn your computer off in 4 hours after you get up... :)

The Pictures are up, the Worldmap has also been updated with the secret(I guess they arn't secret anymore) links with the locations of all of our events and beta tests, you just need to mouse over them (but where are they) if you have time at work you can look for them ;}

The movies arn't working right yet, but I think you can download them as quicktime files by right clicking them. I'll have them up and working correctly soon. Later all, and enjoy.

Current Mood: tired, very tired
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
10:45 am
[divideby0]
CT CC Guild
CT Creative Costuming Guild COmmunity opens its doors!
ct_cc_guild
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
9:17 pm
[thesanitytoad]
Last Event - Next Event
Hi All, the posting for next event is up already check it out at http://lostrealms.ne-larps.com
I'm working on getting the pictures and the movies up...yes movies, brief but fun, and am working on getting the map updated with the locations of the past few events. Work has been stupid, so I havn't been able to keep up properly.

Next Event has the same deal as last one, bring a friend, for each new paying player, you get 2$ off and 5 KA points not to mention more people to have fun with.

As a reminder, this forum can be used to post IC and OOC info, thus far it has been used for OOC stuff only, if you want to discuss IC stuff or post just give an appropriate subject I.E. where the posting can be found like the Stonehold Town Square, and as starting Rumors has actual in-game mechanics please include your character name with the posting.

I had a great time at the last event, thank you all.
I hope next game will make your head hurt just as much...in a good way : )

Current Mood: Gonna Have Fun
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
1:25 pm
[phynieus]
Ouch. My brains still hurt from the last event...but damn it was good!

I wanted to thank all the marshalls and all the NPCs who came out. Without you guys I'd have to kill a lot more PCs.

Speaking of which, I wanted to thank everyone who came out and played as well. I had a blast as always.

If your reading this, then you probaly play the Lost Realms. I have a homework assignment for everyone;

BRING A FRIEND TO THE NEXT EVENT!!!

I know the cold weather is setting in, and we might have longer time spans between games, but talk it up. Get others excited, and let's see a even bigger turn out for the next event. :)

PS: I'm just this guy, I don't have any offical position or anything, just want to meet more new people, and help them have some fun in the sun...or snow...whichever. :)

Be good all, thanks again for a great event.

Joshua Demers
Player of Cleric T'Orn

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
4:18 pm
[divideby0]
HELP!- Lost Realms Character Generator BETA test
I'm posting this now, as I'm not sure how much more I'll get done before the next game.

I whipped up a little gizmo to help people make and maintain characters for The Lost Realms. I'm still working on it (there's a lot more that can be added) and I could use some beta-testers.

Lost Realms Character Generator

Any contributions toward making this better are very welcome- comments, advice, browser compatability testing, bug reports, a nicer layout/CSS, food, cash, I'll be glad to accept.

Have fun!
Thursday, September 8th, 2005
12:02 am
[thesanitytoad]
The Posting for Next Event is Up
The posting for next event is up on the site as well as some additional info about the event. The site is lostrealms.ne-larps.com check it out. The event will be in the same style as last event, with the first portion of the event "open" and the second portion "linear".

Hope to see you all there.

Current Mood: Awake...
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