Okay, so fallenkalina
and I were talking on the Twitter, and we
came up with an idea whose time we feel may have come.
Everyone knows about LARPs. They're mostly all based around western European history and tend to take a dim view of anything that "breaks immersion".
Well we got to thinking, what if we did away with that part?
If you want to be totally 100% historically accurate you can be, but if you want to wear your timberlands and a camo-print tabard that's fine too. Dress as a viking, or a Shaolin monk, or a pirate-ninja if you want. It's more important to come up with a fun and unique character than to drop $500 on historically accurate feasting garb.
The idea is, don't let something as petty as historical accuracy keep you from doing something awesome and unique. The only restriction would be, no dressing as characters you don't own the copyright for. If six people all dress as Squall or Cloud, then that's not really very fun, is it?
I haven't decided on if a straight no, "let's you and him fight 'till someone yields" style of combat, or a more regimented system with spell casting would work. I'll think more about it and post updates.