As the founder of Calimacil, I first fell in love with the creation process of Warhorse Studios even before the game arrived. Ever since the launch of the Kickstarter, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has fascinated me with its quest for realism. Disconcerting and innovative, KCD's unique combat interface quickly convinced me, echoing what I had learned in my 18 years of fencing practice. When I saw the fencing masters in action with Calimacil's Bellator swords on YouTube during a making-of, I was like, “This is it! We have to push with Warhorse Studios”. This was the beginning of the collaboration, motivated by the passion of committed designers in search of the ultimate experience.READ MORE
On Nov. 6 2021, 2 years after its last iteration, Calimacil’s CaliCON welcomed guests once more. Held at Calimacil’s workshop in Sherbrooke, it featured several local manufacturers of handmade goods, local organisations and businesses relevant to immersive games and the use of foam weapons, fantastic costumes and products from big names such as Calimacil, Epic Armoury and Mytholon.READ MORE
Live Action Role Playing (LARP) and celebrating Halloween have a few things in common, the most obvious one being that participants love to wear costumes. However, many LARPers feel that dressing up for Halloween is very different from donning a costume to perform a character. Heck, come October 31st, so many of us don’t even know what to wear! But aren’t all costumes interchangeably just that; costumes?READ MORE
Be! Every year, this slogan is what it’s all about for seven days in mid-August during the Great Battle of Bicolline. A solid pillar of medieval immersion, the Duchy of Bicolline promises grand festivities for its 25th Anniversary in 2022. After two fallow years, its soil will flourish with banners and standards once more. For the very first time, Calimacil has partnered with Bicolline to create stunning items worthy of this grand celebration, longer awaited than ever before, for which spectacles, quests and adventure are being made ready to go BOOM!
From the minute you look at Geralt of Rivia, you understand that swords are important to him: he classically has them strapped to his back, a violently clear fashion statement: enemies, beware... So what’s the deal with these swords? Why are they so special?READ MORE