The Boffer Club at Salt Lake Community College brings a different way to de-stress and have fun with fellow students. It helps make live action role playing (LARP), more commonly known as LARPing, more accessible to SLCC students.
LARPing is taking fantasy games like “Dungeons and Dragons” and acting them out in person; hitting other players with foam padded weapons, known as boffers, depleting defense points and eventually killing your fictional enemy.
The Boffer Club plays by a set of rules belonging to a type of LARP known as Amtgard. Amtgard’s rules are more fantastical than other styles, such as Belegarth, in that users can have armor with varying strengths as well as the use of magic spells to use in combat.
The Boffer Club is also known as The River’s End in the Amtgard community since the group is not limited to just SLCC students.
Club president Kelsi Parker is working with SLCC administration on getting access to the Lifetime and Activities Center, mats and a meeting time for the club.
Students who would like to join the club are welcome to attend the open meetings held on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. at the north east corner of Liberty Park by the Rice Terrace Pavilion.
Interested parties should inform themselves on the rules of Amtgard as well as sign a waiver in case of injury. Both of these documents and more information are available online at The River’s End website.