“There is something about being outdoors playing a sport,” he said.
Dagorhir battle games started in 1977 and have now spread through the United States, Canada, Britain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Germany, Australia and Japan.
People have being playing the games for about six years in Edmond and between 20 and 50 people show up weekly for the competition.
Norman and Shawnee also have groups similar to the one in Edmond.
Interested in playing in Edmond? Show up between 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturdays at Hafer Park. There will be loaner weapons available to try out the sport, Nalley said.
Safety is addressed in The Dagorhir Manual of Arms. Players are required to sign waivers before the games begin.
“I don't get hurt very easily,” Nalley said. “Some people are reckless. One of my friends had a broken rib. We don't hit at the head or the neck, too many concussions.”
“It is a full contact sport, and there is an occasional broken finger.”