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by Taurinor
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 27
Views: 7813

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

Oooh... the Rechteckmantel is really interesting. Not reading German: are there rules of thumb for sizing? eg - "about heel-to-nose high, about two heads wider than your height" from the line drawing? Are they contemporaneous with sewn hoods? I realize it's a redundancy, but I'm curious i...
by Taurinor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak
Replies: 32
Views: 11093

Re: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak

Nice work getting out in the icky weather, and nice pictures, as well! Couple thoughts about some of of your observations - It was so windy on top of the ridge that it was hard to stand up, the cloak still kept me warm, the only problem I had was it billowing out and letting in the cold air, my solu...
by Taurinor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 13168

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

Gatekeeping is bad. Gatekeeping (as I understand it) is all about keeping people out of a space (physical, digital, ideological, what have you), due to some sort of bias, that those people have every right to participate in. I don't want to see that here. I think what I am interested in is making su...
by Taurinor
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 27
Views: 7813

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

I think another angle on "2) He has spent more time wandering and sleeping in the wilds than any of us have been alive" that seems related to acclimation but slightly different is familiarity with the terrain. In addition to being used to the cold, Aragorn knows the land like the back of h...
by Taurinor
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 13168

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

I confess, I get really itchy hearing about codes of conduct because of how they've been weaponized in the software world recently. The ability to read people out of a community is just a great big honeypot for sociopaths, and a recurring pattern has been relative newcomers showing up and giving th...
by Taurinor
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 13168

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

I tend to agree with Pete, Greg, and Elleth about our hobby being niche enough that it is less likely to attract a lot of attention, but I think that if folks are worried about it, there are some concrete steps that could be taken to keep this corner of Tolkien enthusiasm focused largely the way tha...
by Taurinor
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 30056

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Finally got my soft kit picture up, so I think I'm ... done? Ish? For now, at least? That doesn't seem right... I keep trying to reach the 'D' word, but it constantly eludes me. Yeah, I'm not feeling confident about it, hence the "ish". Maybe "at a solid place" is a better way o...
by Taurinor
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 30056

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Finally got my soft kit picture up, so I think I'm ... done? Ish? For now, at least? That doesn't seem right...
by Taurinor
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot
Replies: 11
Views: 10258

Re: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot

What sort of activities did you manage? Mostly campcraft sort of things - fire making, campfire cooking, and the like. Some forging and some quiet crafting with supplies folks brought during the heat of the day. There were plans for archery, but a bit of rain came through right about when we wanted...
by Taurinor
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot
Replies: 11
Views: 10258

Re: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot

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Some pictures taken by Eric C.'s family:
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And mathom for folks who came (made using one of Elleth's stamps)!
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by Taurinor
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot
Replies: 11
Views: 10258

Re: 2018 Southeast Fall Moot

A lot of folks have probably seen these on Facebook already, but I figured I'd share some pictures from this year's gathering! Here's a panorama shot of the camp (you can see a 360 version on Facebook ): panorama.JPG We had 11 folks sleeping under canvas Saturday night (either in canvas tents or und...
by Taurinor
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Aras Dagnir - A Long Knife of Mirkwood
Replies: 8
Views: 4190

Re: Aras Dagnir - A Long Knife of Mirkwood

Elleth wrote:I'd never thought about an eating pricker doubling as an awl. Makes a lot of sense..... hrmm.... :)


I've also read where folks have suggested using one as a marlinspike - no bad thing to have in a hobby involving as much cordage as this one does.
by Taurinor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?
Replies: 32
Views: 13195

Re: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?

I've taken "in fashion like Anduril but of less lineage" to mean that Boromir's sword was similar in form and structure to Anduril, but it was a younger blade with a less storied past. We can't all bear the reforged blades of ancient kings, after all! It's a single sentence, though, so the...
by Taurinor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?
Replies: 32
Views: 13195

Re: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?

Welcome! You've asked a common question with your first post, so I'd say you're in good company here! One of the latest discussions on the topic, Some musings on longswords and rangering got into some interesting tactical considerations, similar to the ones you've brought up here. If you're looking ...
by Taurinor
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dwarven Ferrocerium???
Replies: 10
Views: 4505

Re: Dwarven Ferrocerium???

Well done, Iodo! Your stoichiometry looks right, assuming I haven't completely repressed Gen Chem (it's been a while). I question this premise, though: For this I'll assume Gandalf's fireworks were created with a combination of chemistry and pyrotechnics, not magic. Gandalf had some tricks that seem...

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