Friday, November 20, 2009, 9:37 PM
Job/Volunteer Opp - Fighters Guild is looking...
Position: "Director of LARP Alliance Fighters Guild -your location- Branch"
LARP Alliance, Inc. is looking for dedicated, responsible, open-minded people of all experience levels to lead fighter practices in their areas (USA and beyond!).
This position requires the director to have at least some experience or a strong desire in teaching, directing, safety, counseling, and creative thinking.
It also requires the director to run fighter practices on a regular schedule of your choosing without fail, unless special notice is given in special circumstances (see below).
With your application:
1. Please state what style you are interested in teaching, what games you will promote, and what city/state/country you are in.
2. Send your full name, age, and experience.
3. Submit your interest to us via LARPSpace.com (send to www.larpspace.com/falbudna AKA Ramsey Rickabaugh, USA Director of the LARP Alliance Fighters Guild).
Fighter Practice (FP) CANCELLATIONS: You must give advance notice of a minimum 2 weeks to your FP group in order to cancel it or change it's schedule. If it is an emergency or conflict with work or holiday, you may cancel an FP last minute, but you are required to attempt to find a substitute teacher and notify the central Director of the Fighters Guild, Ramsey Rickabaugh. We trust you'll find a substitute on very rare occasions who has respect for what you've established and who can direct well.
LARP Alliance, Inc.
Monday, August 10, 2009, 3:51 AM
Rick told me about the new Sony motion control sensor and I looked it up - then also finding two other AGTs online as well.
We often discuss ways of integrating the following technologies into IAR-suits (Interactive Alternate Reality Suits - we named them) for LARP. It's a project we're currently working on. Check out these related links...
E3 Sony Motion Control Sensor HQ
Augmented Reality Zombie Hunting Game - "ARhrrrr"
Now With Skittles!!!
Star Wars The Force Trainer ("mind control toy")
LARP Alliance, Inc.
Sunday, March 15, 2009, 3:52 AM
I just revamped the LARP Alliance website and I am currently continuing to update it. Please update your links to forward/direct people to LARPAlliance.Net (I have phased out the elfheads.com site directory string).
If you would like to contribute to the site, or update a link, please contact me via my yahoo email: email@example.com or my aim: xatrian
We are looking forward to a number of big changes coming soon!
LARP Alliance, Inc.
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 7:04 AM
It's time again! Come join us for weapon building and craft making.
We need more weapons! Our last fighter practice was 29-30 people -
with 4-5 people who couldn't make it that day -who usually attend-
(Big attendance! Lots of new folks! And we're still growing). We need
your time more than your money right now. If you need a weapon, come
and build one - If you don't, come and build one for the Fighters
Guild (We need more for our branches! - IE, OC, etc). If you don't
want to build a weapon, we got a lot more to do here besides that...
Materials will be available. If you wish to keep what you make,
please contribute the necessary materials fee minimum (weapons
materials fee est.$10-15). Costumes, Accessories, and Prosthetics
will also be taught to those who want to learn and/or create (material
fee est. $ depending on craft - no fee just to try out techniques on
scraps) will have basic leather-crafting tools and leather on hand for
folks to try as well as patterns and some fabric for cloak-making,
pouches, banners, etc.
Food will be provided, but donations/contributions are always welcome!
(We may relax afterward with a movie)
Monitary Donations to the LARP Alliance are always accepted and go
towards carpool gas, promoting events, player gear (weapons mostly),
training, materials, and more. Contact me for more information.
Date: Jan. 18th (This Sunday)
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Time: 2pm and on.
Location Details: http://larp.meetup.com/129
See you there!! :)
Monday, November 10, 2008, 7:28 AM
(( This is posted in response to Mark's blog - http://www.larpspace.com/mark/blog/2008/11/10/role_models__a_must_see ))
That's great news, Mark! Thank you for posting your review and I'm
glad to hear that you liked it.
Rick and I have been saying it for many months prior to the movie that
this would be big for the hobby. We also went to the movie in a big
group all dressed up and got some new folk interested in attending our
fighter practices. Imagine what we could have done if all of the
LARPers had gone to the movie and done that.
Regarding how much I was involved in the process; it was a lot. I was
pulled into a few meetings (multi-departmental as well as one just
with the writers) as a consultant prior to the actual shooting days
which I was also hired on to assist with as the Technical Advisor (my
movie credit is listed about halfway through).
The team had done quite a bit of research on their own, but they
needed help - with mechanics, weapons, costuming, and LARPer quirks
(bad, good, funny, etc). I assisted each department with those
aspects and brought in additional items that the writers (David,
Marino, and Paul) could use. They were very easy to work with and
very respectful. I knew this movie would have fun with the hobby and
I was okay with that - more so if they had fun with the honestly silly
aspects of the hobby, than what they might make up on their own. And
yes, the majority of what they made fun of actually happens in many
LARPs. They also added some extras that went well into it. The
writers are incredibly silly and smart guys.
While sitting behind the director during the shoot days, I was able to
direct the extras (all including the real LARPers who I got hired onto
the project as well) with David's approval and assist the prop
department with getting things ready on-set. I could also advise
David and Marino as they needed me with questions as to what would or
wouldn't happen per scene...and contribute suggestions as they popped
up in my head. I was surprised at how comfy and professional the
I also was one of the two acting coaches that worked with Ken J. (the
king) over the course of a few days to develop his character and that
was an amazing, educational experience I'm very thankful for. I had
done a bit of that in the past, but with theatre groups - not on this
scale, focus, or with an experienced and talented (and well-known)
comedian. He was incredibly skilled, picked up everything very quick
and developed the king character into something very cute and unique.
A generous man too with a beautiful family who I got to meet later
on. He's also a doctor in real-life.
I was able to get Iron Liege hired in as the official LARP
weapons/shields provider for the movie (the real LARPers in the movie
brought their own weapons - though some already owned Iron Liege
anyway). You can see the Iron Liege banner hanging in the background
of some of the LARP fest scenes. Props department hung it up for us
and I was happy to see that it made it into the final cut of the movie.
The montage of Paul's character learning the basics of LARP combat
with the Xanthians near the end of the movie wasn't scripted.
Everything they're saying is exactly what I had just told them to say
a moment before the director yelled "Action!". They got it down quick
and were so fun to watch! (Paul got into it walking on his knees with
the sword and hopping on one foot - which just reminded me that after
I had a meeting with the writers, I had taken them out to my truck to
see some of the LARP weapons I'd brought and Paul and I got to spar.
I think David and I sparred too but I don't remember. Paul's eyes lit
up though when he started sparring).
They also gave a special thanks to the LARP Alliance in the end
credits. I don't know if that was because I double-checked with them
about it at the last second or if was always in there, but that really
The storm trooper folk you refer to were actually Tron folk LOL, and
there were more scenes with them but they were cut. There were more
scenes with the elves as well that were cut. Other scenes that were
cut were of Joe's character losing a contact lens and the group
calling a "Hold" for him to find it - another addition I gave them at
the set. There were also numerous funny scenes with Joe improvising
unrelated to LARP mechanics that I would love to see a montage of in
the DVD. I'm sure they will as we were all laughing so hard when he
did those. And there are some other dirty, funny scenes cut from the
movie to help with timing.
Finally (and I hope I remembered most of it), I was interviewed for
the DVD. That's the part I'm scared about since I'd only gotten two
hours of sleep just about every night. I think I may have said some
stupid or incorrect things and I hope I'm not "rogued" for it. Just
putting that in as a disclaimer. *laugh* Anyway, that's about it.
I'm planning on seeing it again and getting the DVD when it comes out.
Meanwhile, we're just working on uniting and supporting the hobby.
Hopefully more opportunities will come up and through that we gain
more media experience, as well as LARPers.