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From the ever popular Proponomicon... this might be relevant to a lot of games that have ongoing campaigns.
Alpha Officium is a one man operation that specializes in historic and custom coins.  It caters to the SCA market with event tokens, but they're more than willing to strike any design you can come up with.  More importantly, ...
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The result is high quality. Too bad it's unaffordable for our group.
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If you are a LARP designer, I highly recommend you check out METATOPIA - it's a convention by Game Designers, for other Game Designers.
 
The METATOPIA 2013 page is now LIVE and pre-registration is open!

http://www.dexposure.com/m2013.html
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Not cool +Jason Morningstar. I went and looked at the website, as the sole source of information referenced in the original article, to ask the questions - like other designers will ask - "Why should I go? What's in it for me as a designer? Why should I spend a significant sum (not being local) to go?"  I didn't see an answer for me, as a LARP designer. I can see value raising my LARP questions to this audience, but I'll get a lot better, more specific and relevant answers if I'm sitting in a room with people who understand the context of LARP. 

Since the thread specifically mentions LARP designers (in the very first sentence) NELCO is entirely on-topic. It's another opportunity for LARP designers to get involved somewhere to learn and experience. The best way we can build better LARPs is to share our varied experiences, by being inclusive, and by letting others know of opportunities to do so. Do I go to Metatopia? NELCO? Intercon? Wyrdcon? Consequences? Dexcon? Gencon, <insert another LARP event here>? I could learn from all of them. Limits on time and money, as always, narrow the opportunities, for me and for others. 

You can learn a lot about LARP design by actually writing a LARP. NELCO is the only place I know of that offers the opportunity to do so in a structured, time-constrained way.
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Surprisingly, sake is easy to make, requires only four ingredients, and can be made using basic beer-brewing equipment in about 12 to 15 days. Fermentation specialist Alastair Bland walks us through the eight steps. http://blog.makezine.com/2013/04/24/how-to-brew-sake/
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I'm looking to build a Ritual Kit for a Fantasy LARP - While I have a good amount of props already (Runes, Powder, Gems, Wands, Lights, etc), what I lack is a good container to hold them all in, that looks good and In-Game.

Anyone have resources for a good, easily portable, wizard-looking chest or box, that will hold all the necessities a ritual master could want, easily and securely?
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Always check Craigs list, too. I have seen lots of old chests of all sizes on there, for relatively cheap. Or a craft store. Plain chests can be painted to match your style. 
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Coins for Historical / Fantasy Gaming - the more people that contribute to this project, the more / different coins they will make.  It's in everyone's best interests to back this one, as it means everyone who contributes will get more back out of it.

If you play in a Fantasy LARP and don't make your own coin, share this around your local game!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cqgames/the-best-damn-metal-gaming-coins-ever
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Wow, those are simply gorgeous coins!
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Some photos from our 15th Anniversary event.

http://www.knightrealms.com/gallery/march-2013-alt-event.html

Knight Realms is an ongoing campaign, but each spring we do an "Alt" event where everyone plays a 5th level PC, regardless of OOG experience.  The settings are in the same world setting, but somewhere / when else - a remote island, a historical event, the necropolis nearby (where you can play the enemy), etc.

In this case, the setting for the game was in the memories of the founder of the town... meaning everyone got to play their PC from 15 years ago!  Or, in the case of newer players, the "memory" of a PC from 15 years ago.

The best part of this was players frantically digging through their wardrobes, looking for that old costume and props that they hope they didn't get rid of...
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I was doing some investigation of the IceCat browser and it's recommended free and open extensions. This is one of them and I couldn't help but make sure everyone is aware of it :-)
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Knowledge-Base Conflict

When a business client asks about "latex" and you have to stop and think for a moment whether to talk about LARP weapons or the mark-up language. 
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+Ruth Cheesley, +Ben Tasker - who's the badger fan at Virya?
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Indeed!
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Gamer, Home Brewer, Computer Type Person.
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  • Cornell University
    Theater Arts, 1992 - 1994
  • Cornell University
    Electrical Engineerng, 1990 - 1992
  • Abington High School
    1987 - 1990
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