Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Retrospective - Weapon Construction in 1991

The following three pages are scanned from a 1991 issue of The View from Valehaven. The publish date does not appear on the cover of this periodical though based on the upcoming event listings it was likely from May or June.

As you can see below the article pictured is talking about changes that were just made to the weapons construction rules for Realms boffers. The text was written by the Producing Editor at the time, Clarida Rose-Turner. 

As the game ramps back up into the summer season it's been clear that lots of new weapon construction innovation is taking place. Therefore we at the View thought it would be fun to look at what rules governed that construction over thirty years ago.

What in these rules struck you the most? Tell us about it back on social media.





Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Caption This

 Here's a photo from a Realms event lacking any specific context. Go on back to social media and comment with the best caption you can think of.






Monday, June 27, 2022

Battlecry!

 Battlecry!


This is a weekly bulletin for practices in the Realms.  Practices are one of the most important facets to the Realms, it is a place where many people are introduced to the game, as well as a place to enjoy the company and meet new members of the community.  Even if you are not a fighter, it is still a great form of exercise, as well as a way to hone your combat skills, which is an important skill for helping out at events while NPCing.  A lot of what makes a great combatant in the Realms has to do with muscle memory and building a good intuition for combat, which can only happen with consistent practice, so make sure to try and stop by your local practice as often as possible





Monday


Camelot Fight Practice (https://www.realmsnet.net/events/1858)

7:30pm-10:00pm


Details

  • Practice consists of a mix of individual and group combat.

  • Water refills are available if need be, bring your own container.

  • Public restrooms available on site.

  • Loaner weapons are very limited, plan on bringing your own.

  • Masks are optional.

Important Notes

  • None this week.


Weather

  • Looks like the rain will clear out in time for practice, it is going to be cloudy and in the high 60’s.

Tuesday


Western Massachusetts Fight Practice (https://www.realmsnet.net/events/1857)

6:00pm-8:00pm - West Street Playground, Ludlow, MA


Details

  • Practice consists of a mix of individual and group combat.

  • Loaner weapons are not available.

  • Water is not available, bring your own water.

  • Public restrooms are available on site.

  • Masks are optional.

  • This is outdoors and inclement weather is very likely to limit attendance.

Important Notes

  • None this week.

Weather

  • It is going to be a great day for practice, partially cloudy in the mid to high 70’s.




Riverhawk Summer Fight Practice (https://www.realmsnet.net/events/1871)

5:30pm-10:30pm - Frothingham Park (15 Park St), North Easton, MA


Details

  • Practice consists of a mix of individual and group combat.

  • Loaner weapons are available.

  • Water is not available, however there is a nearby convenience store.

  • Public restrooms are available on site.

  • Masks are recommended, but not required.

Important Notes

  • None this week.

Weather

  • It is going to be a great day for practice, partially cloudy in the mid to low 70’s.



Wednesday


Nashua Blackwood Fight Practice (https://www.realmsnet.net/events/1857)

4:00pm-8:00pm -Greely Park (Concord St), Nashua, NH


Details

  • Practice consists of a mix of individual, squad, and line battles, as attendees prefer.

  • Loaner weapons are available.

  • There is no water on site, bring your own.

  • Public restrooms are available on site.

  • While a few people might be there around 4:00, 5:00 is a more likely time to get started.

  • We set up near the grills and tables on the West side of Concord St, just off the access road to the north of the public restrooms.

  • Masks are optional.

  • This is outdoors and inclement weather is very likely to limit attendance.

Important Notes

  • None this week.

Weather

  • This week will be mostly sunny and in the high 70’s.


Central CT Fight Practice (https://www.realmsnet.net/events/1860)

6:00pm-9:00pm - Pierson Park, 5 West St, Cromwell, CT


Important Notes

  • Practice consists of a mix of individual training and if attendees are interested, team combat and combat games.

  • Loaner weapons available.

  • Water fountains are available in season, best to bring your own drinking water however.

  • Public restrooms available on site.


Updates

  • None this week.

Weather

  • It is going to be a hot one this week for practice this week, mostly sunny and in the mid to low 80’s.


Thursday


Stratham Hill Fight Practice (https://www.realmsnet.net/events/1859)

6:00pm-8:00pm - Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, NH


Important Notes

  • Practice consists of individual combat for the first half, and ditch style team combat for the second half.

  • Masks are optional.

  • Loaner weapons are available.

  • Water is available on site, but bring your own container.

  • On-site bathroom.

Updates

  • None this week.

Weather

  • It is going to be a great day for practice this week, mostly sunny and in the 70’s.


South Shore Practice (https://www.realmsnet.net/events/)

7:00pm-9:00pm - 138 Hms Stayner Dr, Hingham, MA


Important Notes

  • Most important thing is that this neighborhood has a lot of young kids so please be respectful of my neighbors with noise levels.

  • Park either at the place or on the street and then you can walk up the ramp to the park. 

  • Practice consists of individual combat for the first half, and ditch style team combat for the second half.

  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.

  • Loaner weapons are not available, be sure to bring your own.

  • There is no public water on site, so please bring your own.

  • There is no on-site bathroom.

Updates

  • None this week.

Weather

  • It is going to be a great day for practice this week, mostly sunny and in the high to mid 70’s.




I’m taking a week off from the featured drill this week, but it will return again next week.



Meme Monday

 by the Meme Team



Friday, June 24, 2022

The Adventurers Guild Presents - Inscription

 







The above information was provided by way of Zach S, Tucker N, and Pat B. If you have any questions about Inscription please feel free to post them back in social media and they will be happy to answer them.





Thursday, June 23, 2022

Morning Coffee Break

Got your morning cup of coffee and a few minutes? Great! Time for our continuing feature at the View - we're going to be asking a series of questions and we want to know your answers! The question is posted below. So while you sip your morning beverage of choice, ruminate on this one:


Let's give some shoutouts to some of our pals. What's something really awesome about one of your character's friends, nation-mates, leaders, etc? What's something incredible that they've accomplished or something that makes them really special?


Head on back to social media and let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Guess That Realmsie!

Another in our new series! In the below picture there is a Realmsie-shaped black hole. Can you figure out who it is based only on the profile? Tell us on Facebook if you think you know who it is! The answer will be revealed later in the day.