Boffer butt

Boffer_weaponsLayne and I are silly people. There is no telling when a perfectly normal conversation about how our day was and what we want to eat for dinner will devolve into something utterly silly. Case in point.

Also, if you don’t know what a boffer weapon is, HERE is a Wikipedia article on the subject. Most of you who’ve come from Weregeek will know that I LARP on a regular basis, but here’s something you may not have known – the games I play in are not boffer LARPs! ie – we don’t carry padded weapons. All of our ‘combat’ is done with dice rolls or games of rock/paper/scissors. So now you know!

Also, if I ever write an expose about my experiences LARPing, I would now have to title it “Boffer Butt”. Hee.

News: Posted July 6th, 2009 by Alina

^ 6 Comments to “Boffer butt”

  1. Penn Says:

    There’s two kinds of LARP: ‘Run around and hit things’ LARP, and ‘stand around and look poncy’ LARP.
    Boffer weapons are the hallmark of the former style, which I don’t do because I’m lazy and out of shape.
    The latter style is the kind that uses dice or (boo, hiss) R/P/S to decide mechanics questions. It tends to be much more about social interaction than anything else. With the right group it can be great fun.

    Posted July 6th, 2009 at 12:09 pm
  2. Yasha Says:

    O.O as a european LARPerette I’m always astonished that you actually can LARP with these taped …sewer foams?… and call it swords?
    there are whole companies in Germany which design wonderfull boffer-weapons, such as these so I guess I’m pretty much spoilt.

    But I think the differences in LARP between the country are very interesting!

    Guess I’d take “Boffer Weapon Butt” as a comliment too! heehee ^^

    Posted July 6th, 2009 at 2:56 pm
  3. Bard Says:

    I miss RPS and using adjectives to describe my stats. It was a simpler game back then…where nobody needed to carry a deck of cards or a d10 with them.

    Posted July 7th, 2009 at 1:14 am
  4. Yoda Says:

    So, do I hear Camarilla there?

    The latex weapons we use over here are so much cooler than boffer weapons. On the other hand, so much more expensive…

    Also, hey Derek.

    Posted July 7th, 2009 at 5:28 am
  5. Quagmeier Says:

    Ah, the days of R/P/S. I ended up making up cards for them so it was harder to telegraph a pattern. I find the new world system less satisfying than the new system, but it’s still fun to LARP with people.

    Posted July 8th, 2009 at 1:48 pm
  6. Flinx Says:

    Bah! Boffer weapons = win 😛

    As a proud LARPer (Boffer and otherwise) Sometimes yah really just need tah kill someone with more than words 😉

    Posted July 9th, 2009 at 8:15 am

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