Style and/or Realism

Style and/or Realism

The chorus of “that’s not realistic” or “historically, these things didn’t do X, but they did Y” is almost always responded with the refrain of “this isn’t re-enactment!” Both arguments are more than capable of...
The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

There is a rather fine documentary that has just been made called The Bells of Newtown, which does a fine job of showcasing the hobby in what is a first for me; a way that doesn’t look really stupid and ridiculous, and isn’t ripe for mockery. It’s on...
Anatomy of a Death Knight – Inspiration

Anatomy of a Death Knight – Inspiration

Welcome back! For those just tuning in, my name is John and I’m writing a series of blogs about the thought process for a new LARP character of mine, a Death Knight, mostly for your entertainment. But who knows, maybe I get lucky and give you, dear reader, a new...
Anatomy of a Death Knight – Introduction

Anatomy of a Death Knight – Introduction

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, knights and knaves! Welcome to my first blog on this website. My name is John van den Bos, a Dutch guy of, at the time of writing, 29 years old. I’m a talkative (writetative?), self-proclaimed “mega nerd”, who does Dungeons &...

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