As Nerdarchy we have covered local events, done articles on the nerdy things we love, and a couple of reviews on stuff we dig. We are just four white and nerdy guys at our core sharing what we enjoy. Occasionally we enlist the help of some our nerd pals like Nigel “Nubz” Sanford who has been an awesome regular contributor and has become part of the Nerdarchy family.
But now we are moving into some new territory with launching our first T-Spring campaign. We had a ton of options as far as crowd funding goes and T-Spring is the one we decided to go with.
Greetings and welcome fellow Nerdarchs to Nerdarchy’s first post on Super Nerd Skills where we will tell you about Bad Lip Reading’s Medieval Land Fun Time World. Super Nerd Skills is all about showcasing the skills and wit of nerds who we, at Nerdarchy, think deserve it. While some work of the “anonymous individual” behind Bad Lip Reading would not get him added to the list, one of his newer works, Medieval Land Fun Time World, gets the nerd stamp of approval.
Greetings and salutations loyal Nerdarchy readers! There comes a time when your job has what I affectionately call unwritten perks. These can be things as simple as pizza ordered by the boss, a bit of swag, or air conditioning in the middle of a brutal summer heat wave. I have seen them all, but my personal favorite is when you get to meet interesting people. To this end, I would like to introduce you loyal readers to the man, the myth, the legend… Michael “Knightmage” Wilson. For those that don’t know, Knightmage has been a voice of dignity and inspiration within the cosplay world for a while now. Beyond this, he has shown a prodigious amount of talent and dedication to the craft of cosplay.If you have seen a mind blowing John Stewart, Luke Cage, The Tick, Blade, or Spawn (among many others) it was likely Knightmage. What is most worth note about Knightmage, in my humble opinion, is his work for charities. Though as someone from a military family I must say Knightmage, sincerely, thank you so much for your recent work with The Fighter’s Cause and bringing attention to The Wounded Warrior Project.
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 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.
This is part 2 of The Nerd Bucket List. Click here for part 1. As a recap, in case it has been awhile, a “bucket list” is a ‘to do’ list of goals one wishes to accomplish before they die. This continuation of the list is in no particular order but these are things I have done or wish to do that I believe you would be glad you did down to your dice loving, comics reading nerdy core.
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 toinsure that it is actually fun to play. The spirit of the game rule acts as a shield for the compliant players and a threatening sword to players causing abuse.
Greetings and salutations Nerdarchy reader -This is part 1 of the Nerd Bucket List, click here for part 2. For those who do not know, a “nerd bucket list” is a ‘to do’ list of nerdy goals one wishes to accomplish before they die. This combined with the multiple weekly top 10 lists that I see on YouTube each week has led me to believe that you, dear readers, need to have a bucket list of nerdy things you should do for your own nerdy good before you fail that saving throw and join the great LARP in the sky. This is in no particular order but these are things I have done or wish to do that I believeyou would be glad you did down to your dice loving, comics reading nerdy core.
This is the second of many posts to come for Generic Larp Rules. 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, 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. Aside from being prepared for camping when attending a larp, a person will also need to understand right action at a larp. By right action I mean actions that are the correct way of behaving at a game. The term “right action” infers that there is also wrong action, the ones that get a person reprimanded or banned. One could also call it the “do’s and don’t” list for the majority of larps. But since “do’s and don’t” sound like the beginning of a children’s book I call it right action policies.
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.