It is currently Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:55 am


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:22 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Posts: 9
Started Fighting: 06 Jun 1999
Realm: The Griffins Fighting Company
Unit: Order of the Rose
Favorite Fighting Styles: Archery.
Hello all! My name is Kester Tol. A few friends and I who have been into medieval combat have decided to build a new realm just south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area called the Griffins Fighting Company. If you are in the area, and are interested in joining, please visit our page on the Geddon and shoot us an email. It's nice to finally be on board here. I'm looking forward to this!

Kester of the House of Tol
Wardville Upon Nolan,
The Griffins Fighting Company
Order of the Rose

_________________
-Kester Tol
Wardville Upon Nolan
The Griffin's Fighting Company
The Order of the Rose


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:39 am 
Underling
Underling
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:47 pm
Posts: 59
Location: London, ON
Started Fighting: 03 Oct 2010
Realm: Malkier
Unit: Northern Alliance
Favorite Fighting Styles: Outrageous
Congratulations on your new realm. Welcome to Belegarth.

_________________
Realm leader of Malkier
Member of the Northern Alliance


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:04 am 
Become One With the Wind
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:20 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Started Fighting: 01 Apr 2001
Realm: Nan Belegorn
Unit: Hellhammer
Favorite Fighting Styles: Sword & Board
Welcome! Glad to see more groups in Texas!

_________________
- Derian -

"An octopus has eight arms, three hearts, five *, two Super Bowl rings, a beak, and the power to solve crimes."


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:59 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Posts: 9
Started Fighting: 06 Jun 1999
Realm: The Griffins Fighting Company
Unit: Order of the Rose
Favorite Fighting Styles: Archery.
Thanks for the welcome! Any recruitment ideas?

_________________
-Kester Tol
Wardville Upon Nolan
The Griffin's Fighting Company
The Order of the Rose


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:21 pm 
Become One With the Wind
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:20 pm
Posts: 5884
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Started Fighting: 01 Apr 2001
Realm: Nan Belegorn
Unit: Hellhammer
Favorite Fighting Styles: Sword & Board
Other people can chime in more than me, but first and foremost, pick a practice time and location, and be there for the whole time, every time, without fail. Even if it's just you sitting with a bag of weapons. Make sure you're consistent when you're starting up.

Also, if you have a few people who can also commit to being there every time (so you can have a few people fighting), make a sign! It can say something like:

Griffins Fighting Company
Come Fight with Us! Walk-on's welcome!

Short and to the point, but I've found that it often can make the difference between someone approaching and not.

Finally, make sure to get contact information for people who come out and have a good time. A Facebook group is perfect, but phone numbers or emails work too.

_________________
- Derian -

"An octopus has eight arms, three hearts, five *, two Super Bowl rings, a beak, and the power to solve crimes."


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:00 am 
Underling
Underling
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:47 pm
Posts: 59
Location: London, ON
Started Fighting: 03 Oct 2010
Realm: Malkier
Unit: Northern Alliance
Favorite Fighting Styles: Outrageous
Make up a website and post it on free local sites. Sites like Reddit work well. Include who you are, what you do and where and when you meet. When you post it to other sites, add a short and sweet blurb to get attention.

You can also see if the local radio station will give you a hand. Malkier has been on a radio spot for both the local colleges and a national radio spit on cbc1. an

Make at least 4 loaner swords for walk ons, and practice in an open field for extra awareness.

When you get new people, a good thing to keep in mind is that they probably have friends that share this interest. Have new guys and gals expand your field.

Courtesy and compliments go a long way with getting people to stay. If someone throws a great shoot on you, mention it. Makes people feel good.

_________________
Realm leader of Malkier
Member of the Northern Alliance


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:49 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:12 pm
Posts: 9
Started Fighting: 06 Jun 1999
Realm: The Griffins Fighting Company
Unit: Order of the Rose
Favorite Fighting Styles: Archery.
I just received word that we are the ONLY realm in Texas. I have been in contact with former realm members and they no longer play. So this should be interesting. Any thoughts on starting a unit? Also, what are the major differences between Dag/Bel? I have played Amt before and I'm not a fan of the wizards just standing there chanting some bs then throwing a sticky sock at you. I am not all that familiar with Dag though. It seems as though they are more popular here in Texas.

-Kester Tol

_________________
-Kester Tol
Wardville Upon Nolan
The Griffin's Fighting Company
The Order of the Rose


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:03 pm 
Slayer
Slayer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:21 pm
Posts: 1008
Location: Carbondale, IL
Started Fighting: 02 Apr 2006
Realm: Kingdom of Knightfall
Favorite Fighting Styles: Red Sword - S&B - Florentine
The only major difference between Bel and Dag is the way the national organizations are run. We have a council made of realms, and they have the Atari. They incorporated and we branched off to remain more of a loose organization. Otherwise, there are just a few minor differences in the rule sets, which this handy chart organizes nicely. Just bare in mind that the chart is a little out of date. If you're going to go hit up a Dag park, just check their rules set over before you do.

As for units, you can create one or join one; there isn't any official process for either. Really, a units' purpose is to be a group in which like minded fighters can train, socialize, and fight together. You've been fighting for a while, so you probably know pretty much what you want out of a combat sport; if you're interested in a unit, look for one that more or less wants the same things. If you can't find one near you, you can always make one, but it's not a necessity. I've been fighting for nine years and just now started looking at joining a unit. It's all about deciding what you want out of the sport and if there's a group that can help you get there.

_________________
"It is a brave act of valour to contemn death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live."


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:43 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:38 pm
Posts: 1
Started Fighting: 15 Apr 2014
Realm: Dragonreach
Unit: Sons of None
Favorite Fighting Styles: red sword
Are you guys still around? I went past that park a few times on Saturday but didn't see anyone... I am primarily a Dagorhir fighter and drive to Plano on sundays to fight at Illudar. There is a Crowley/Mansfield area Dagorhir group called Dragonreach but practices have been non existant lately.


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: New Realm in Texas!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:17 am 
Slayer
Slayer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:21 pm
Posts: 1008
Location: Carbondale, IL
Started Fighting: 02 Apr 2006
Realm: Kingdom of Knightfall
Favorite Fighting Styles: Red Sword - S&B - Florentine
griffinsfightingcompany@gmail.com is the email I have for these guys. Probably a better mode of contact, if they're still up and running.

_________________
"It is a brave act of valour to contemn death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live."


Top
 OfflineProfile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
GuildWarsAlliance Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net. Modified by