Welcome to the new and improved website for the Dagorhir Battle Games chapter, Mordor Colorado. In leu of our previous website being tossed into mount doom, We here in Mordor have decided the reforging of a website is in order.
So lets get the fun part outta the way, shall we?
MORDOR PRACTICES EVERY SUNDAY FROM 2:00 - 4:30 PM at DWAYNE WEBSTERS MEMORIAL PARK, the ONLY exception to this is EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH we hold an event at NAMAQUA PARK. Both of these Locations are in Loveland, Colorado. Feel free to Map quest it or EMAIL Dalmar at Wcmorganthefirst@yahoo.com, and ill throw some directions at you.
Mordor is a Chapter, in a nation wide, foam-sword fighting sport. This sport is Called Dagorhir (Dag-or-here), and has been around for more than 30 years now!
"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."
because it is both a Game and a Sport, that means you can have fun and get healthy & I challenge anyone to find a sport that lets you shoot someone in the face with an arrow, or hack someone down with your katana!
"Dagorhir was originally based on Lord of the Rings. The name "Dagorhir" is derived from Tolkien's Sindarin Elven language, and translates as "Battle Lords.". While there are some similarities between Dagorhir and role-playing games, Dagorhir boasts many advantages." "Dagorhir is a sport, not a tabletop game. Dagorhir is athletically challenging. Its participants learn sportsmanship in an environment that fosters healthy competition and team spirit. You do not have to be an athlete to enjoy Dagorhir.
Dagorhir caters to everyone."
"Each weapon is measured against stringent safety standards!!!!!"
It is Full contact and has many rules that protect the players that participate in our battles, and if fighting hundreds of people to the "death" doesnt excite you, then perhaps you may just enjoy all the great people that participate in our events without lifting a single weapon... well maybe there handing it to there friend so he can go battle, but you get the idea. theres gotta be someone watching the homestead when all your orcs are out there barshin!! i mean... try and convince an orc to go cook Gruel for everyone and then come talk to me...
"Dagorhir is social, and allows for interaction among a diverse group of people. Role-playing games restrict social interaction to one’s immediate friends. Computer games are even more limiting in this respect. Dagorhir’s participants include a vast range of people, including college professors and high school students, construction workers and accountants, computer geeks and goths." "Dagorhir challenges creativity and imagination. Dagorhir members make costumes, armor, and (safe) weapons for use in Dagorhir events. Dagorhir inspires historical research. Our members learn knowledge of arts and crafts as they build and create accessories to help them more fully enjoy the game. Members interact improvisationally with characters they developand portray in a historic/fantasy setting." "First-time participants create a historically or fantasy-based persona to portray. This imaginary "character" should coincide with the participant’s fantasies." "New members are often discouraged when they are confronted by skilled participants with many years of experience. Don’t be discouraged. By your third event you will begin to develop a "combat sense," and reflexes that will help you to survive."
The key to success is defeat! Coming from a personal standard, it took me YEARS to even consider my self a Mediocre fighter! That was Years of getting cut down like some cheap goomba, untill finaly i learned some good moves and muscle memory. And theres some old farts out there like graymale who have been fighting seince before i was BORN... he still dies.. but he gets me 50% of the time!! darn archers...
"Dagorhir allows us to build our fantasies into a shared reality. To experience Dagorhir is to grasp at the unobtainable. Dagorhir allows us all to realize our dreams beyond the mundane existence of everyday life."
-Sean (Dominus) Richey
SO that being said, Welcome to Mordor!
Dagorhir® is a registered servicemark of the
Dagorhir Battle Game Association,
Inc. This site is not! copyrighted © 2001 by the non-profit organization
Dagorhir Battle Game Association, Inc.
Thankyou Dom, for helping me explain all of that... (chuckle)