So what is LARP?

Live Action Role Play or LARP is a combination of impromptu live theatre and competitive gaming.  So if you are participating in such, you are LARPING. It is played, for the most part, outdoors, with groups of people who aren’t afraid to channel their inner child warrior spirit, or at give that spirit a fighting […]

Battle Backdrop

Aside from honing your battle skills, letting go of stress and realities woes, meeting new people and having a lot of fun, Aviking By Hoof offers you the amazing backdrop of western Newfoundland’s Gros Morne while you LARP. Just walking from one playing field to the next offers amazing views.  This road also leads to […]

Newfoundland Ponies

Come the switchover from horse pulled wagons, horse pulled plowing, haying devices, logging sleighs and tamigans to that of modernized vehicles, farm machinery and snowmobiles, the Newfoundland Pony became scarce.  Many were sold to auctions for glue or meat.  The breed, which originated from various European ponies and horses, came to be unique for its […]

Trolling Along

I met these two “Guards of Elfdom” while trekking through the Wallace Brook area of Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.  Whilst trolling for costume ideas, nature inspired me with a lot of texture and colour through these exposed patches of moss covered rocks and entangled shrubbery. The foam and sparkles of light upon the Trout […]

Dreaming of Summer

Lose yourself this summer and become part of the Newfoundland wilderness.  We’ve got trails galore and the scenery is…..well amazing. Learn though LARP under the watchful eye of the Elephant’s Head mountain with several themes to choose from in our Dramatic Intent Acting Camp 6 Day packages. You are just minutes from Trout River, Woody […]

Model Behaviour

In offering a free modelling contest, I wanted to make sure not to put size requirements in there (personal story is below). Healthy is different sizes for different people.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  At Aviking By Hoof we are looking for models that can become part of the clothing and costumes […]

Walk in the park

  Where Blue’s nose is pointing – the winding path leading upwards into the mountainside – is where campers staying at the Gros Morne National Park Trout River Pond campsite will head when they arrive.  Its a bit of hike and I’m eager to find baby fish today so we turned left instead on another […]

Faerie Bells & Elfin Spells Spoiler Alert

The setting for this LARP is 900 AD, west coast of Newfoundland. Vikings have docked their larger ship in the harbour and wandered by smaller “rib” from the river to the lake-like pond guarded by an mountain in the form of an Elephant Head.   There will be only 8 initial Viking characters available, so […]