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Blog - Darkblade Larp

Orcs

08/04/2019

Empire Larp, Larp

Today's highlight was not building stuff but chatting to a couple of new players. They rang out of the blue to see if we were an actual shop or mail order only. Now we're not a proper shop with opening times and a fancy display but we're happy for people to ring and make an appointment to poke around in the stockroom and talk to us about Larp in general and the specific game ... read more

Chemisphere bottles

New products can come at any time not just when you've decided to make a new variation. A 250ml spherical plastic bottle landed on my desk a few days ago and screamed at me to design a way of carrying it. I used a laced together design, not something that I normally do but there were a couple of reasons. First it needed to be something that could be taken apart and reused with a replacement bo... read more

Big ring leather armour

Today has been about arm(vambraces) and leg(greaves) armour. The style we've been working on, the big ring greaves, use metal rings as the decoration and signify that the leather is reinforced. Like some other things we make they date back to the early days when there was a dearth of specific things to make the armour look heavier and more protective. Metal rings were available in hardwa... read more

Rogue Chest Armour

This is a new addition to our armour range. I recently built a budget cuirass for starting players, a very simple design with a small amout of decoration to keep the cost down. When I posted a picture someone asked if I was going to do a rogue version? I wasn't sure what he meant but in conversation it transpired he was after a short breastplate. Hence the Rogue Chest armour was born. It ... read more

Empty Potion Bottles

Today's build was potion pouches. Everyone needs a way to carry their potions while on a larp so we designed a range of pouches to do this. In the bad old days of diy we used to collect those little shampoo bottles from hotels and make small pouches to put them in. This is fine when you're only sorting stuff out for your own character because you only need a handful of bottles. When you wa... read more