About

While Valinor as a LARP or sport organization is fairly simple compared to other LARPs, it can still be a little daunting at first when members who have been playing for five or ten years talk about our organization.   To assist new comers we have broken up this information so it can be processed in easy to understand sections.

Here you will find a brief description of each section and a link to each sections full page.

Getting Started

A summer day at Central Practice!

Here you will find everything you will need to get started. Each section of this page will go over a specific requirement or option regarding fighting, Dagorhir, or Valinor. Do not be dissuaded by any of these topics as it may seem like a lot at first but in reality Dagorhir has in quantity about 10% of the rules most other LARPS have. This helps keep the game balanced, easy to learn, fast paced, and fun!  Continue to the Getting Started page…

Valinor

Valinor is a full contact medieval combat organization. We are located in Southeast Texas, centered on the city of Houston. We use foam padded weapons or boffers to recreate medieval combat. Participants assume the role of a persona that could have lived in pre-firearms history or fantasy, dress in the period and culture’s clothing, and meet on the battlefield for combat.  Continue to the about Valinor page…

Dagorhir

Old school fighters at Ragnarok (2004-ish).

Here is a basic introduction and summary of Dagorhir, which provides the rule system Valinor follows for practice and events Valinor holds or attends.

Dagorhir Battle Games are many things to many people. Dagorhir combines fast-paced full-contact combat simulation with elements of live action role-playing. Dagorhir combines elements of both history and fantasy. Dagorhir is both a sport and a game. Dagorhir’s participants experience their fantasies on a variety of levels.  Continue to the about Dagorhir page…

Foam Fighting

This pages covers the base terms you will hear while participating, what they mean and how they relate to Dagorhir.

Foam Fighting is the universal term we use to describe what we do at its most basic level.  There are tens if not hundreds of different foam fighting sports and games.  Essential, the common denominator between most of these is the use of equipment built out of foam and shaped to represent weapons and shields.  These padded weapons are then used to inflict “damage” on your opponents during combat scenarios.  Continue to the about Foam Fighting page…