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by AndorOfDargarth
2013-09-03
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reckless Endungeonment
Replies: 0
Views: 1383

Reckless Endungeonment

Did you know: John Hodgman wrote a screenplay for a fictionalized version of the Darkon movie?

It is in this pretty funny podcast.
by AndorOfDargarth
2013-03-15
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Hardcell only spears.
Replies: 26
Views: 12594

Re: Hardcell only spears.

I could be wrong, but I think that Darkon requires much softer spear tips - and much harder stabs - than Belegarth does (at least at groups in the NW). Darkonians stab for the rafters compared to other groups, which are more into yoga foam / squishy closed cell stab tips. Throwing that out there.
by AndorOfDargarth
2013-01-07
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Crafting Spell Ball
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

Re: Crafting Spell Ball

http://www.foamsmithing.com/guides/rock ... pellballs/ has a couple tutorials - be mindful that Darkon spellballs don't have tails (any more).

If any Darkon casters have a specific tutorial I can add to that post, I would be grateful.
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-11-27
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best success % for landsearches?
Replies: 20
Views: 8426

Best success % for landsearches?

What (estimated) fraction of landsearches are successful? What fraction should be successful? Dargarth started with the Darkon landsearch list, minus the no encounter roll (such a sad roll for everyone, we came to swordfight, right?), but the monsters usually wiped the floor with our smaller, underl...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-11-06
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Siege Weapons
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Re: Siege Weapons

Thrush, can you say that again? But this time in 300 words and two pictures? That would be perfect.
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-11-06
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Siege Weapons
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Siege Weapons

So, Darkon, you're as good looking as ever in Zentor's Crown War pics, but man, the siege weapons also really look awesome. And I know there are other great siege weapons that didn't make it out. Of all the boffer games in the world, I would guess that Darkon has by far the most varied and refined. ...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-10-28
Forum: Game Rule Questions
Topic: Protection from Fire/magic and death
Replies: 6
Views: 3948

Re: Protection from Fire/magic and death

What if you don't have protection from fire, but you get killed, and then your corpse is in the radius of a fireball? When you're resurrected, is your armor restored?
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-09-23
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Our Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 4585

Re: Our Copyright

Games, of course, are software that runs on the human brain. All of our brains run Darkon.exe. I hope I have your attention with that little mindfsck! Please read on. By way of explanation I'd like to offer this: According to the Free Software Foundation, where software is concerned, there are four ...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-09-15
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Our Copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 4585

Re: Our Copyright

I'd like to heartily thank the club for considering this - I think it would go a long way to helping the game spread, since it allows people to reuse and remix parts of the rulebook. It's a progressive and smart long-term move. On behalf of Darkon-like groups present and future, please pass this pro...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-08-10
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Dagorhir Territorial Fighting
Replies: 0
Views: 3150

Dagorhir Territorial Fighting

m An enterprising Dag fighter started this group because he wants to see all of US Dagorhir fighting on a land map with similar-to-Darkon land rules. (God only knows what Dagorhir will say about it, they are tight-fisted to say the least.) This is a pretty good example of why, in my opinion, Darkon ...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-08-10
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Land Maps for New Groups
Replies: 9
Views: 9115

Re: Land Maps for New Groups

IANAL (I am not a lawyer), but I see that as a fairly restrictive and not well defined license, which doesn't protect Darkon nor a group like say, Dargarth very well. When people ask me if they can use the Dargarth rules, I am obligated to tell them to ask Darkon for permission, which would extend t...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-07-31
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Land Maps for New Groups
Replies: 9
Views: 9115

Re: Land Maps for New Groups

Darkons rulebook is has an open license and anyone can use them and change them as they see fit so long as they do not use the Darkon trademark. This is not true! The rulebook is licensed for personal use, not distribution. I'm not a lawyer, but In effect, Darkon allows a club to use and modify the...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-07-30
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Land Maps for New Groups
Replies: 9
Views: 9115

Re: Land Maps for New Groups

That FB group has a lot of work going on, but not much has been posted in over a month. I'm sorry to force the issue again, and tell me to quiet down if I should, but I want to see Darkons all over the place and so let me paste a wall of text I sent to an old acquaintance: I don't think the approach...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-06-28
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Land Maps for New Groups
Replies: 9
Views: 9115

Land Maps for New Groups

Two articles written by Baron Arminius, Land Marshal of Dargarth: http://www.dargarth.org/the-land-map-part-1/ - An overall tutorial on the land map metagame and the land rules and countries. http://www.dargarth.org/the-land-map-part-2/ - A tutorial on how to use Campaign Cartographer to get a usabl...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-02-25
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Clarifying the rulebook license
Replies: 8
Views: 5147

Re: Clarifying the rulebook license

I guess I was off the mark with this!

Garwa, I'd like to point out that it wouldn't be a big deal to append terms about not using the name "Darkon" anywhere in derivative works.
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-02-24
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Groups related to Darkon
Replies: 5
Views: 6764

Re: Groups related to Darkon

Well, thanks for including Dargarth then! I think we might do more than use a few rules - Dargarth's a fork of the Darkon rulebook, with a lot of refactoring and some simplifications. To Belegrim, we seem pretty much identical. There are tweaks - no Darkonian would rewrite the rulebook and not fix a...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-02-24
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Groups related to Darkon
Replies: 5
Views: 6764

Re: Groups related to Darkon

Archaea UW, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/60830042405/

Is it also worth mentioning other systems that don't have groups using them, currently? Like Midgard?
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-02-10
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Clarifying the rulebook license
Replies: 8
Views: 5147

Re: Clarifying the rulebook license

I say 'clarifying' because in the past, clubs have been given this very permission, to borrow and attribute. Unfortunately, I can't pass that permission along. In fact, if I want right now, I can tell another club who wants to use "our" rules that they are only free to borrow from the comb...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-02-10
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Clarifying the rulebook license
Replies: 8
Views: 5147

Clarifying the rulebook license

The rules of Darkon have been collaboratively written over the course of decades, and there are several derived games who have been given permission to crib from Darkon's rules. I think in the spirit of live action wargaming, they should be given an explicit and free license to be copied, translated...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-01-31
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Starting a group that plays Darkon
Replies: 5
Views: 4468

Re: Starting a group that plays Darkon

Brain dump for Sean: Right off the bat, posting on Shade's Larp List and other message boards is good. Start going to Amtgard, Belegarth, and other larps and meeting them, post on college gaming club forums, put flyers up at hobby shops, and make a facebook page. When you have four people communicat...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-01-31
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Starting a group that plays Darkon
Replies: 5
Views: 4468

Starting a group that plays Darkon

Hoping to discuss some aspects of starting a group that plays by our rules. For my part, I started a group in Seattle in March 2010 (http://www.dargarth.org) that uses rules very similar to Darkon, and I got a lot of very helpful advice from Darkonians.

Andor
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-01-23
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Darkon associated groups...
Replies: 68
Views: 56309

Re: Darkon associated groups...

I'm not sold on core rules - the approach makes sense, though. I see what you are shooting for, but I don't think level parity between chapters should depend on whether the other system acknowledges AR0 or allows coreless shields or has a warrior mage or any of the other core rules, whatever they wo...
by AndorOfDargarth
2012-01-19
Forum: Darkon Chapters/Alliance Discussion
Topic: Darkon associated groups...
Replies: 68
Views: 56309

Re: Darkon associated groups...

Seems simple enough to let anyone who wants to use our rules use them and make their own club. Honestly, this is enough for Dargarth so far. We've run for 20 months now, and we're fortunate to have good turnouts even at our winter events. It doesn't hurt to be able to talk to Bel/Amt/Dag and say 'W...