Anyone know if there’s a cheap way of getting arrows. I’d quite like to at some point invest in becoming an archer. But everything I look at to do with archery is sooo expensive because of the arrows. Anyone found a work around?
Is it still true that at PD you can get by with just a bow and a couple of arrows, because you can check arrows and then fire them back? I seem to remember their risk analysis put “arrows on the ground” as quite high risk and boring, and therefore incentivise picking them up and field checking them.
You can indeed fire others’ arrows as long as you know how to check them for safety.
However, arrows do mean it isn’t a cheap game and I expect to lose at least one per event to loss or breakage.
You can start doing Archery with 5-10 arrows and then if you’re fighting anyone other than Jotun you’ll be able to fire back monster arrows as well. Places like In Your Dreams FX, Quiverstock and Having a LARP are all names I see mentioned as good places to buy arrows. The only work around I’m aware of is to club together with some other archers and buy in bulk, but I don’t think that drops the cost by much.
Otherwise just budget to gradually build up you stock of arrows and take into account 1-2 arrows getting broken an event. It’s a cost just like travel, food and the cost of the event.