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The Detroit News reported that a guy near Philadelphia bought some riot gear, goalie masks with shields, some polypropylene swords and created "Battlesword League" about six months ago. Groups have begun booking time for bachelor parties, birthday parties and random weekend fun. The rules are "no kicking, punching or grabbing" - a bit more sanctioned that the stick battles with friends when we were kids.

I would LOVE to do this! Think it would be more fun with friends or strangers? Get all the details on the entertaining live-action role playing workout here in the News, including the story about a mother/son face off.