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A podcast about all things LARP (Live Action Role Playing) and other details about life with hosts Cyn and Omega

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In this podcast, we ask a new LARPer who started LARPing three months ago about her experiences from how she first started and what she enjoys about it. Later, Omega gives her and co-host Cyn a LARP vocabulary quiz on commonly used abbreviations like "IC/OOC" to more obscure and specific terminology like "FOIG", "Inigo Montoya" (as applied to a LARP) and "Brazilian LARP rules".

Joining Cynthia Marie and Ryan Omega is none other than Cynthia's sister, Lex, who joined in a new vampire LARP. As a new LARPer, she shares her experiences of her first time LARPing and how it's like to roleplay with your real-life sister as another character at game.

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Joining Cyn, Kai and Omega is Xander Jeanneret, most known as one of the competitors of "King of the Nerds" Season 2, voice actor, Dungeon Master cast member and one-half of the nerd parody band, Library Bards. He is also an active LARPer with Dying Kingdoms.

The podcast topic is LARP and Performance and we discuss if LARP is good acting training, how LARP is received in the entertainment industry and share personal moments when bold character choices lead to theater-like performances in front of others.  

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Joining us today is Paul Howell, current Head of Story for Twin Mask and player in Rendalir Remembered, to talk about storytelling and how to run story modules (arcs) and anticipating player needs to foster awesome roleplaying experiences.  

Paul runs a website called the Chimera Initiative (www.chimerainitiative), meant to be a resource for storytellers focusing on interactive narrative theory as well as practical applications of story logistics and running games.

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In this podcast, we cover how to play the role of the antagonist (aka the bad guys) and the special responsibilities that player has if they go after other players but want to maintain an enjoyable roleplaying experience at a LARP.

We also cover how playing an antagonist relates to the concept of bleed, where in-character emotions transfer into real-life and what to do to accommodate those emotions to keep player relationships healthy.

Joining us for this podcast is our special guest, Tobias McCurry, is a costumer, prop maker and entertainer out of Seattle who is best known for his works on "Steampunk'd" as a maker. Tobias specializes in genres from Steampunk and Post-Apocalyptic, creating immersive works involving costuming, prop weapons and more...

And also joining us is our new co-host, Kai Norman of Kommissar Props, and we are looking forward to having him join us on our many podcast adventures going forward!

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Tobias McCurry

 

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There are many relationships fostered as a result of roleplay, prominently in-character but also extend beyond gaming. Dating is not uncommon in the LARP world and many even get married in Real-Life as a result of having met their mate in game.

Cynthia Marie and Ryan Omega cover attraction, dating and the crossover of feelings from in-character to real-life in this podcast. With our guests who run a LARP, we also cover how those relationships are managed at events.

Joining us are our special guests, John and Angela Basset, a married couple who met doing LARP years ago. John is also the creator of the LARP, Twin Mask, and Angela is the Head of Logistics for that same LARP. 

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*editors note: John and Angela were our first guests for this podcast but due to the timing of the issue of the previous podcast, the podcast with Kai Norman was released earlier. - R.O.

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In this podcast, Cyn and Omega talk all about costumes, everything from how it relates to our characters, how to shop for costume ideas for cheap when you have a limited budget, but also... is there a difference between LARP and Cosplay?

But first, Omega shows Cyn the controversial ESPN commercial dubbed "#badfantasy" that has been spreading like wildfire across all LARP forums to get her honest reaction.

Joining us is our special guest, Kai Norman of Kommissar Props, an avid LARPer and fabricator of props and apocalyptic costumes!

Kai Norman, Kommissar Props

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Our second podcast!

Sometimes the best inspiration of a LARP character you want to play is yourself, or an idealized version of yourself. Or sometimes you want to play someone that is completely unlike you. And sometimes we end up learning real-life skills as a result of playing these characters.

In this podcast we explore how much we put ourselves in our own characters, including a revelation that happened spontaneously while recording this!

Hosts:
Cynthia Marie (Cyn) 
Ryan Omega (Omega)

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Our first podcast! Well... technically, our second podcast because the first one had technical difficulties.

Starting things off with Cyn finding an online questionnaire to figure out "What (Camarilla) Vampire am I?"

Do you want to play along? This is the test we took!
http://www.wyrmworld.com/interactive/camarilla/camarilla.html

Hosts:
Cynthia Marie (Cyn) 
Ryan Omega (Omega)

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