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Salutations,

The video attached to this was done on my phone; it's rough, it's ready, but it's heartfelt.

Over the years I have run various projects, (details from other projects, shop etc. can be found here: www.wyvernstales.co.uk) but when I was offered a space in McCoy's Arcade in Exeter to run a pop up, I was sceptical. After all, how much interest could there be in an odd little shop selling Live Action Role Play kit?

Turns out: quite a lot!!

Our old pop up looked like this:

 

In just under two months my little space attracted customers from all walks of life: LARPers (of course, 7 - 8 local groups, 3 or so festivals... turns out the hobby is growing!) but also people looking for costume, props to play with and even horns for their upcoming nuptials! We introduced a host of people to our little corner of strange.

From a limited stock at the start, we managed to attract some fantastic traders such as Offa Studios, Skian Mhor, Jaunty and Rakish, even David Oliver (of Dumnonni larp and Rattlebox theatre fame).

Such as:

 

So, we are looking for a new space, we have some in mind, and the more money we raise, the bigger we can go, and the more we can fill it with fantastic art, workshop space, etc.

What we want in the shop is as follows:

- In or around the city centre (specifically Fore Street as that is a hub of bespoke shops).

- A large window frontage (having plenty of stock on display drew a lot of people in!)

- A large floor space so that people can handle the props and make an informed decision.

- If possible workshop space so we can get in traders and prop/costume makers to show off their skills to interested parties.

Thank you for reading through our proposal and I hope we can count on your support as we embark on a new and wonderful journey into vistas we didn't expect ever to enjoy!

Risks and challenges

We are aware that with the high street there comes certain challenges:
- Hiring: in the near future after the shop opens we will have to create a team of individuals to share our vision and help keep the shop open as often as possible.
- Security: unlike the usually tight-knit communities of LARP events or conventions we will have to make sure that we are aware of the perishable aspect of our stock and take precautions.
- Perception: though LARP and the geek world in general is becoming more mainstream, (you can now look it up on Amazon!) we must work hard to create a professional front that moves away from certain unfortunate stereotypes.
- Shop availability: though it is unlikely as the high street is unfortunately consistently full of a smattering of shops to rent; as we intend to make sure that the space we use is as close to perfect as possible, it could take some time to open. However, we are dedicated to finding the right space and already have several in mind.

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    Just a bit of help!

    We will list you as a helper on our website and you shall have our eternal gratitude!

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    Mushroom!

    Jaunty & Rakish have provided these glorious odments!
    LARP safe coreless mushroom. Suitable for use as either a LARP weapon or a prop in a theatrical performance.

    Foam core with latex outer.
    Average Size: 5cm diameter x 4cm tall

    Please Note: Colours will be random (photos in the update!)

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    Your name immortalised onto the banner we shall have in our shop, a symbol of our eternal thanks!

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    Bespoke Jewelry

    A small piece of bespoke jewelry to enjoy.

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    Leather Dog Tags

    A fantastic set of leather dog tags with our logo on one and your name on the other. A reminder of your generosity.

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    Special Opening/Storytelling

    The night before our official opening, we will be having a special opening for those who wish.
    With Storytelling, tasty snacks, a chance to look over the stock in advance including the wonderful bespoke items and enjoy a soiree of some style!

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    A Recording of tales

    As a storyteller I have a large repertoire of tales and we will put them onto a CD or MP3 and send them for your enjoyment!

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    The Occult Box

    A strange box filled with oddments, stories and props.
    Each one is bespoke, independent from the others.

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    The Monster Hunter Box

    A strange selection of items that give you a dip into the life of a monster hunter, tales, props, knickknacks all created personally for you.

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    Fawn Horns

    Delicate little horns beautifully decorated by the ever talented Offa Studios.
    There is only two left so be quick!
    (Pictures in the updates)

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    Small Mace

    A selection of one of three fine Live Action Role Play safe maces made by the amazing Skian Mhor!
    They may be small but they are fun!

    (Photos in the update!)

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    Ticket: 80's Post Apoc Madness

    http://www.wyvernstales.co.uk/80s-apocalypse

    The dark tunnels under Fort Widley are going to be the setting for a mad scramble for resources before the 80's Apocalypse Rock Goblin plays your favorite tunes before the Rad Zombies appear in the morning and you have to escape!

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    Giant Ram Horns

    Large twisted horns beautifully decorated by the ever talented Offa Studios.
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    Hero Belts!

    Behold! No Celtic warrior should be without one! The infamous hero belt!
    Three of these glorious pieces have been offered to us by Lamia Leather, so if you have your eye on daring do in the shield line, this is a must!

    (Two notes, firstly there are pictures in the updates, secondly, we will need your waist size as each belt is custom hole punched for comfort.)

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    Offa Studios Bespoke Shield!

    The very kind Andy Rimmer of Offa Studios is offering a beautiful hand painted shield of your own design.

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    A full costume kit

    A full costume kit

    You get a full set:
    - Tunic or shirt
    - Hat or headgear
    - Staff, sword and shield, or bows/arrows etc.
    - Pantaloons
    - belt and boots!
    - As many sets as possible will have an individual bespoke item from Skian Mhor or Offa studios.

    Get in touch if you have a preference!

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    Bespoke Armour Ring

    This is a bespoke Armoured ring made by the fantastic https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenForge/ with your design of choice etched on it in black and white.
    There are only five of these available!

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    Wands!

    A delightful depiction of a bone or wood/crystal wand in coreless foam and latex safe for LARP or cosplay by the amazing Offa Studios.
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    Prop Giant Bomb!

    Ever feel like some days you just can't get rid of a bomb? Jaunty and Rakish have made three of their fine Giant Bombs available to us for the kickstarter!
    Made from foam and latex to be completely safe for LARP or batman esq, fun these things are great!

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    Bespoke Bracers

    Beautiful bespoke bracers with your own design on from Kit Goblins!

    (An example in the most recent update!)

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    LARP safe flintlocks!

    The amazing Skian Mhor has made these fantastic larp safe pistols designed to be fired with a party popper!
    You could be the happy owner of one of these delights!
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