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A boy needs a home… (How to find people to game with in a new town or city)

dungeons and dragonsAt fourteen, in 1985 a boy woke up in a new town, in a new apartment. That day he met another boy living in the next-door building who had the same interests. The new boy introduced him to Dungeons and Dragons 2nd edition and that’s all she wrote. Sense then I’ve moved quite a few times and each time I found myself looking for new friends and people to game with.

The times have changed and over the years finding like-minded people to game with became both easier and harder to find in some aspects. I’m writing this article to hopefully make things a little easier rather than harder for us nerds.

Recently I just moved from Houston Texas back to a different side of town in Phoenix Arizona. After the move I got things in order and sat down to looks for a place to go be nerdy. Fortunately in this day and age we have FaceBook and Google so things are just at our fingertips and we don’t have to listen in on people’s conversations at school or join clubs to find places to express our hobby.

The first thing I want to let everyone in on is the FaceBook search engine, and how it helped me. For starters Wizards of the Coast has been kind enough to help people put together FaceBook pages for most major cities for the Dungeons & Dragons 5e Adventure’s League. This format of D&D 5e lets players play pre-constructed campaigns and sends their results in to WotC to be posted for all to see. On the WotC website is also a “Store Finder” that shows stores how have WotC recognition and host those events on a regular basis. This is a good way to find gamers or at least to find people who play RPGs in general.

WotC Store Finder: http://locator.wizards.com/
FaceBook: D&D Adventure’s League (Phoenix) Continue reading A boy needs a home… (How to find people to game with in a new town or city)

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Join The Fun With Mystic Realms Fantasy Fair In Wheaton Villiage, New Jersey

larpHello my fellow nerds out there.  It looks like my columns are becoming more a regular here, It is I Nerdarchist Ted.  While I should have spent the day at Wizard World Philly, life intervened and forced me in another direction.

I am glad it was as I was able to attend the Mystic Realms Fantasy Faire in Wheaton Villiage and what a day it was.  Apart from dipping my feet back into the LARP well where my larping originated it was a good show.

As always with the Mystic Realms Fantasy Faire you have a mix of stage shows and vendors, but in addition to that you have a number of interactive places to visit as well as many cool people in costumes. Continue reading Join The Fun With Mystic Realms Fantasy Fair In Wheaton Villiage, New Jersey

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Generic LARP Rules | Rogues and Theft Rules While LARPing

Welcome to the next slice of the GLR pie. For a look at what inspired this post please go check out one of my other GLRs, The Spirit of the Game, here. Now on to Generic LARP Rules concerning Rogues and theft.

If you are interested in learning about Rogues and theft in a LARP, because you like playing Rogues in RPGs who steal everything Thief-in-the-Night humorous that is not alchemically epoxied to a surface, and you want to do the same thing at a live action role playing game, prepare to be disappointed or get in incredible shape. Continue reading Generic LARP Rules | Rogues and Theft Rules While LARPing

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Generic Larp Rules| Larping and the Spirit of the Game Rule

Greetings fellow Nerdarchs! Today we are talking about larping and the spirit of the game rule. Now some of you may be wondering why such a rule exists, “Can’t we all just get along?”. That would be nice.

Rather than put restrictions on roles one can play, the spirit of the game rule exists to Continue reading Generic Larp Rules| Larping and the Spirit of the Game Rule

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Generic Larp Rules | Rules to Follow for First Time Larping – Part 2

Generic Larp Rules | Rules to Follow for First Time Larping – Part 2

This is the second of many posts to come for Generic Larp Rules. Generic Larp Rules | Rules to Follow for First Time Larping - Part 2Larps, even when simplified, are laden with rules and there will be many more GLR posts. If you want more Generic Larp Rules check out Nerdarchy’s Facebook page, or the website link, for future GLRs.

If it is your first time larping it is easy to get overwhelmed by preparations for your character’s prop needs as well as your own physical needs. I covered those in my previous post. In this post we will talk about the Generic Larp Rules of right action. Continue reading Generic Larp Rules | Rules to Follow for First Time Larping – Part 2

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Generic Larp Rules | Rules to Follow for First Time Larping

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This is the first of many posts to come for Generic Larp Rules. I say first post because larps, even when simplified, are laden with rules and there will be many more GLR posts. If you want more Generic Larp Rules check out Nerdarchy’s Facebook page for future GLRs.

If it is your first time larping it is easy to get overwhelmed by preparations for your character’s prop needs of armor, costumes, weapons, etc. Whether you are fabricating from materials or working extra hours to get the funds for that last piece of period armor, preparation is important for an enjoyable weekend. Continue reading Generic Larp Rules | Rules to Follow for First Time Larping