September 18, 2013
Hey, good call-back there, Joshua Villines! Way to keep a running gag going. 🙂
The rules for this game are based on some of the most common rules for North American LARPS. (I’m not sure if they’re the same for European games.) I’ve left a few out – surely they would mention the all-important ‘no groin shots’ rule (and complimentary ‘no chest shots for the female gamers’), and no one’s even touched on rules for archers or spellcasters, but I just wanted to show that there are a lot of important safety considerations in running a boffer game! You get a huge group of people running around in the woods and engaging in combat, and odds are someone’s going to get hurt, but it’s one thing to come home with a ‘war wound’ and a good story about how you earned your bruises, and quite another to have to rush off to hospital because someone’s weapon wasn’t up to spec!
Anyone out there have any war wounds they’d like to share? The worst I ever got was a few bruises from dying a little too enthusiastically, but I can imagine big battles also lead to big bruises!