#Maelstrom

Maelstrom LARP 2.5
Maelstrom LARP 2.5

Maelstrom LARP 2.5, a one-day live-action roleplaying (LARP) event, took place on 15 July 2017. Once again, our local live-action gamers ventured into the lush green environment of Sungai Chongkak Park and Resort in Hulu Langat. This time, the stalwart survivors who inhabited the island of Refuge were overwhelmed by a barbarian incursion!   Maelstrom LARP 2.5: Incursion The LARP had at least thirty participants, player characters (PCs) and non-player characters (NPCs)…

Preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5
Preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5

I started this blog last year by blogging about the local Live-Action Roleplaying (LARP) event, Maelstrom II. Now the time has time for the next chapter. That’s why a group of enthusiastic live-action gamers, including myself, spent last weekend preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5.   Maelstrom is Malaysia’s own ongoing outdoors fantasy LARP. Last November, I covered Maelstrom II, in which over 20 participants gathered at Sungai Chongkak Park and…

Maelstrom LARP Combat
Maelstrom LARP Combat

What’s it like to be in the thick of LARP combat? Last month, I had a chance to find out at the Maelstrom II: Refuge event.   The Rules Behind Maelstrom In the Maelstrom LARP system, based on the Dutch Vortex LARP rules, a single strike from a foam weapon inflicts 1 hit point of damage. Most characters can survive 3 hits, but leveling up and wearing armor can increase that total….

Maelstrom LARP: Doom Comes to Refuge
Maelstrom LARP: Doom Comes to Refuge

Maelstrom II: Refuge, the latest in a series of ongoing fantasy live-action roleplaying (LARP) events, kicked off on 26 November. I was glad to be on hand as one of the non-player characters (NPCs) participating in the game. Gamers from the local LARP scene suited up in costume and joined in the epic tale of survival and adventure.   Into Maelstrom II: Refuge The Sungai Chongkak Park and Resort, Hulu Langat…

Behind the Scenes: Maelstrom LARP
Behind the Scenes: Maelstrom LARP

Maelstrom II, Malaysia’s first and foremost boffer LARP event, is just around the corner (26-27 November 2016). As a member of the Maelstrom NPC (non-player character) crew, I joined the pre-game briefing today.   Behind the Scenes Behind the scenes of every successful LARP, there are long and in-depth planning sessions. Here, where we work out how to connect game events with the players’ various missions and goals. Under the direction…

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