I created this blog because I was frequently scouring the internet and finding little to read. A lot of stuff wasn’t really looking into the depth of the hobby. I’ve seen the generic tips for cold weather LARPing… which is almost always pretty much for generic cold weather sports and not specific to LARPing… so many times. (And sadly, I may have my own version up soon.)
But actually, thanks to this blog, I’ve discovered a lot of stuff out there on the internet. Through people sharing links in the comments, profiles of people who followed my tweets, checking out places where links to this blog popped up… I found a bunch of other blogs and articles and forums. So I’d call this blog successful, in a way I didn’t expect.
Here’s some of the stuff I’ve recently found. Some of them I’ve been pouring through; some of them I’ve just skimmed a bit.
How To LARP – A blog dedicated to Live Action Roleplay and the People Who Love it
The Turku Manifesto– Near as I can tell, it’s a philosophy on LARPing that puts a particularly strong emphasis immersion. Kind of fascinating, even if you don’t buy into it. They have a Vow of LARPing Chastity. (Not that kind of chastity.)
Buskador’s LARP – Another blog. This one has some cool how-tos for making LARP weapons. (Not Accelerant style boffers, unfortunately.)
Diary of a Croatian LARPer – A blog about LARP and the Croatian LARP scene
LARPBook – News, Commentary and Ideas for LARP fans.
My so-called larp: learning to love in a world without men – An in depth article about the Nordic LARP recently run here in the U.S. It was called Mad About the Boy and it was based on Y: The Last Man. I heard from someone who went that it was an amazing experience.
RolePlay Magazine – A kickstarter for a magazine about LARPs.
Larp Girl – Another tumblr. She shares photos and youtube videos through it.
Larpcast – A podcast about all things Live-Action Roleplaying. (This one’s about boffer LARPing.) I’ve listened to ’em all.
Diatribe – A forum for the New Zealand live action role playing community. I lurk there occasionally. (Someday, I’d like to try actually LARPing in New Zealand. It’s one of my LARPing goals.)
US LARP Wiki – Still in its very early stages.
The Costumer’s Guide to Movie Costumes – Really great resource for costuming inspiration. For some LARP costumes, I find a movie that has the right look, then go through this website for idea. It’s particularly great because it often has the best shots from the movie, and shots from all angles and close ups from exhibits.
Dr. LARP – Embiggening the hobby of LARP. Another blog. With a Simpsons reference in the tagline. Nice.
Tara Clapper’s articles on examiner.com – A bunch of short articles on LARPing.
Maybe I should have broken this up a bit more, but anyway, now you know what I’ve been poking through.
For those who have shared links with me – thanks! Keep ’em coming!