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Larp gear XII by kickfoot Larp gear XII by kickfoot
Again, ignore the shoes, didnt have time to winter-prepare any of the medieval stuff..

another picture of myself in armour, geared up for a recent "Krigshjärta" larp. playing one of the sides heavy infantry. The picture was edited by my wonderful girlfriend, and shows of my gear a little better than the other one, where im more in motion.
hope you like it
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice!
"Krigshjärta", is that an event based on the Warlarp rule set?
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kickfoot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Cant Say i know The warlarp rules, but i dont think so. We have our own rules, Trying to keep them as simple as possible, to maximise The roleplay part of the larp, something that is more important than the fighting
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look through some youtube videos, it looks quite similar to what we have here in Denmark called 'Krigslive'. Soldier's life, large scale pitched battles, formation fighting and such.

Extremely high costume standard, I must say! I salute you for it. :)
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kickfoot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Yeah, a bunch of us have actually considered going down to a Krigslive sometime, it seems way way fun. looking from the videos iv seen, you guys have another level of formation battle.. compared to you guys, ours look like skirmishes, though we are getting better ;)

How long have you guys been going?
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hah! Looking at you guys, I was considering getting a group together and going up there. :)
It's true, we have very strict rules on how to fight in a formation. Usually only a few units are exempt from this, and allowed to move more loosely around the battlefield. In return they're not allowed much real armour.

Krigslive I would have been 8 years back, unless they skipped a year (I've only played since IV). There's only one event per year, and we're up to IX now. Pre IV aren't much to look at though. It was only around IV and V that people finally started using proper materials.

Overall I'd say your costume standard looks even higher than down here, which is amazing because Krigslive has a reputation for having one of the highest, if not THE highest standard of any big event in Denmark. I don't know if Larping is generally bigger in Sweden than it is here..?
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kickfoot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
We would love to have you! We might even have some discounts if you do, but im not sure if that applies to the scandinavian countries, or just the out-of-scandinavia ones..

I think the first Larp in the campaign was in 2006, since then we have had 5 major events ( 5th one coming this summer ) and maybe around 10-15 smaller events, that covered everything from cultural life in small villages, to dinners and camplife in castles.

I think you guys have a more wide larp-culture in Denmark, at least more commercial, but im not sure. KH is considered a high standard campaign in sweden, perhaps the most high-standard when it comes to costumes. Mostly because we have set demands on costume design and the likes since the 2nd big Larp ( I have been designing the troop-concepts since then, and we have high demands when it comes to fulfilling them )

In Denmark, how big are the larps? KH is fairly big for being in sweden, with around 5-600 participants.
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Damn! We can only get around 300 people together. But then I guess you have an advantage in that your 'world' is persistent?

Usually at least one of the factions for our scenario has to make all new costumes and gear, which is both time consuming and expensive. There's also the problem of ruling certain players out from time to time, as not everyone wants to play one of the two factions chosen for that particular year.

KH seems a bit more like a free for all, drawing on many different sources of inspiration simultaneously, and thus there seems to be more options for those who don't fancy codpieces and puff 'n slash (can't imagine why they wouldn't). :)
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kickfoot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Yeah, that is probebly a very good reason. Even though we have slimmed the width of playable fractions down since the first larps, there are still a number of persistant cultures people have been playing for years.

That means they know what to expect for the upcoming event, even if its two years in the future ( at least for the big larps ). This keeps people very goal-oriented, and we have a lot of really-really comitted players and groups that are willing to work on their upcoming stuff for a really long time. I feel really lucky to be able to take part of that "culture".

And..you should really come up and visit. let me know if you do, and maybe i can help out some way.

The next one is 22-28th of july this year ;)
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Men det är ju du som har det här kontot ju. Jag trodde det var nån annan. =P
Och du har en mycket elak rustning som är svår att bekämpa med armborst. ;)
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kickfoot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Tack ? :)

Hehe , och ja , helt klart jag.. Annars har någon snott mina bilder ;)
Svår mot armborst kanske , men jag gick ner rätt flitigt i alla fighter utom en . I en av dom gick jag tillochmed ner på en skäkta . Skitsnyggt placerad i sidan av halsen, gick ner med ett leende!
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