I wanted to call your attention to an organization called Dagorhir. (Yes, this is a shameless plug, but I sincerely believe this is something that will interest my fellow viewers and avid Tolkien fans.)
You’ve only read Tolkien. We live it in Dagorhir Battle Games! Tolkien’s Middle Earth meets Dark Age Europe in this safe, action-packed national battle game.
Dagorhir has been in existence since 1977. This game has grown to national proportions in the since the late 1980’s. Chapters, or “realms,” have grown from Michigan to Florida, and from Washington, DC (where Dagorhir was founded) to Los Angeles, California. These realms all congregate for a national War every June in Ohio. This war is called Ragnarok, and it draws hundreds of Tolkien and medieval combat enthusiasts from all over the country.
Dagorhir weapons are padded, and minimum safety requirements are stringently enforced to ensure the safety of the participants. Minimum costume requirements are also enforced. Participants ages 16 and up may compete on battlefields across the country. The rules emphasize safety and playability, to keeping the game fast and fun. While Dagorhir is athletic, you don’t have to be an athlete to successfully compete. There is a niche for everyone. Dagorhir challenges the mind and body, and inspires the imagination. Dagorhir is a living, breathing, and growing celebration of Tolkien’s works.
Please take time to view the Dagorhir website. Chances are there is a Dagorhir chapter right in your home state. If not, we’ll gladly assist you in starting one. Why dream of the life when you can actually live the dream? Experience yesterday’s fun today!
Hope to see you out there!
Dagorhir Battle Games