Project: Onsallas Outpost Laws Calligraphy

Since coordinating the editing of the upcoming Guest post by a super-awesome incognito guest blogger has proved harder than originally anticipated, I figured I would share a quick project I’m working on for Last Hope Larp. It was decided fairly recently that Pack Longfang would implement a set of laws for Onsallas Outpost and Longfang Territory.

They were discussed with a small committee of Pack Members, then I wrote a draft. From there they were subjected to a discussion by the full Pack (and a few changes were made, and the relationships between the various clauses were tested, in between a few jokes). By this point I already have a mental vision for how to display them. In accordance, I’m the one who ended up spending three and a half hours hand writing the entire thing in Chancery Hand calligraphy.

The fact that it’s my first calligraphy project does show, but on the whole, I think the imperfections add to the job suiting itself to being on Longfang territory. The final mounting and finishing will accomplish the rest of the look (it’s going to be pretty rustic looking when it’s finished, but be more readable than posting it on leather or fabric, and be a longer lasting piece all told). I’ll post about it again once the project is finished (I plan to debut the prop at the May 3 day event that is upcoming.

Quick update for 16 April 2015

I realized that I should give some sort of heads up about what’s up with me this week. I’m preparing for an event on the 18th! It’s an Ulven based Political dinner and I’m pretty excited, as the location is at Devil’s Lake State Park (which is completely lovely). I was planning to start with some sort of regular Monday based update thing after the last article, but I realize that when I’m planning to go to an event, I might have to declare it a “by” week…

Surviving LARP – Actions, Consequences, and Choices

I’ve RPed online for many years. In fact, since I was in my teens. I then branched into tabletop and eventually LARP. Because of this I have nearly 2 decades of experience figuring out the consequences of actions. Time and time again in Role Play I’ve been astounded by the lack of thought people have towards reaction to the actions they take, and the indignation some people experience when a negative consequence comes as a direct response to actions they’ve taken. That’s why I’m writing this. We’re going to discuss the choices you make, the actions you take, and the … Continue Reading…