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April 16th, 2012, 2:19 am

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Reply Lickspittle, April 16th, 2012, 2:19 am

Fun Fact: Carlsburg is what my high school friends and I called this nearby town Walsenburg, because it was so small that it’s only good quality was that they had a Carl’s Jr.

About an hour late, but I blame the Lubbock Comic Expo, which I was selling comics at all weekend!

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Reply Hawthorn Heights, April 17th, 2012, 4:52 pm

Ive been ubruptly curious, whats the caseing on your there LARPING swords. You know the stuff covering the pool noodle?

Reply Lickspittle, April 17th, 2012, 5:00 pm

@Hawthorn Heights: You can pretty much use any kind of cloth. But I recommend using something with some elasticity so the cover stays on the "blade" a little tighter. It just looks nicer that way. However, I pretty much just use whatever cheap stuff I can find at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby.

Then again, I don't claim to be a master weapon maker!!

Reply blarasorous, April 19th, 2012, 12:32 pm

Just found this...

Although different rule set, and since insurance is involved we can't drink. D: Went to a field battle group that uses this rule set though, but just a couple times. Plot is better than brainless bashing.

And to Hawthorn's question, there are so many how to videos on you-tube for making boffers. And not all groups even cover theirs in fabric. Many just wrap it up in duck tape and swing away. If you add a sleeve, make sure its removable, for weapon checks and such. Pool noodles do have a denser feel than other boffer materials. You can always tell who's swinging a noodle, and who used cut up camp mats and pipe insulating foam. Haha.

Reply Lickspittle, April 19th, 2012, 9:01 pm

@blarasorous: Yeah, I personally use flat blades made out of camp pad because they look cooler and are more fun to make! But for the sake of the story, and to make the explanation simpler at the beginning, I just went with pool noodles (because they are more popular in Amtgard, which is the rule set this story is based upon).

And, at the beginning of the comic they're at a fighter practice, which is just stick-jocks hitting each other. Once the story gets to Tower Raid, the big camping event, there will be a chapter revolving around a quest, and another about an assassin's game. So I'm sort of trying to gather up everything I've experienced with being a part of an Amtgard group. Which, of course, involves showing some of the off-field antics and drama!

I hope you're enjoying it so far!

Reply blarasorous, April 20th, 2012, 1:02 am

@Lickspittle: Oh for sure, noodle boffers are always popular because they're so simple. Yay, antics and adventure!

And yes, its been good so far. =)

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