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A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.



Monday, July 29, 2013

Empire LARP Event 3 - Not the Face

The only two people who tell me I'm handsome are my wife and my mother; it is not a universally recognised description that is applied to me. Even so, it doesn't need to be messed up any more than normal by the application of latex-covered foam to said exposed face.

I appreciate that accidents happen. I know that in my limited experience I've swung and hit someone in the neck, or my moving sword tip has combined with a dodging player to leave a stinging spot on their cheek. I've never aimed for the head, face or neck and I never plan to, and do you know why? Because it absolutely sucks when you get tagged there, and there's only one way to make it not suck.

That's for the person who did it to step back, put their hand up and say 'Sorry, are you ok?'