Fee, Fie, Foe, Foam

This afternoon I came across a picture of three lads “foam fighting” in Van Cleve Park on the front page of the Minnesota Daily (you can find the slideshow on the right side of the center column under “Defining U” by clicking today’s date).

Foam fighting is a form of Live Action Role Playing in which medieval battles are simulated with foam weapons. Apparently, there are three types or organizations known as Amtgard, Belegarth, and Dagorhir. The Twin Cities Foam Fighting Club at UMN is a combination of the three, but I’m not sure if you if have to be a student to join.

However, I was able to find the Minneapolis Dagorhir “realm,” known as Frozen North. Contact Chiron, Mongoose, Fey or Drew at frozennorth@hotmail.com for more info. Be aware, there are rules. For example, according to the website, if you have been to four practices and have still not acquired medieval garb you will only be allowed one blue weapon. I’m not sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound good.

You may be chuckling, as I was, but consider your inner nerd and the fact that if this kind of playing were done on the Nintendo Wii it would be considered cool.

2 Comments so far

  1. Erica M (ericam) on April 24th, 2008 @ 8:28 am

    if you have been to four practices and have still not acquired medieval garb you will only be allowed one blue weapon

    LOL! It reminds me of the SCA, only they use sticks instead of foam and someone probably could actually get hurt. I’ll never forget there was a guy in one of my chemistry classes who spent most of the semester working on a chain mail bra for his girlfriend. He kinda looked like Jesus, too.

    if this kind of playing were done on the Nintendo Wii it would be considered cool

    You are so right about that.


  2. Art (artallen) on April 24th, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

    I’ve always been curious about participating in a LARPing event (as they’re called, or so I’m told), but I find that, by and large, the people who do these things are so insufferable that it would take all the fun out of it.

    if this kind of playing were done on the Nintendo Wii it would be considered cool

    I submit to you that in fact nothing, if done on the Wii, is uncool.



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