Have you played a character concept in a LARP and realized you don't know where to take your character in the story? Or have you played a long time character, about to start another, but completely clueless where to start?
Hosts, Ryan and Cynthia Marie are joined by guests, CW Fox and PJ Megaw, to discuss different ways to avoid getting stuck with your character and brainstorming new character concepts.
At least it started this way. There's going to be a lot of discussion about Cheesy pizza places and bad accents in this podcast.
In this interview recorded while at Gen Con, Kai Norman and Ryan Omega interview Matthew Webb from Jackalope Live Action Studios, starting from the discussion of Webb's blockbuster LARP, "The Night in Question," into the exploration of why people indulge in stories of monsters, gore and evil and why villains are so seductive. And when these narratives translate into a live action roleplaying event, the responsibility that the event runners have to keep everyone safe when exploring these dark topics.
It was 110 degrees when we were sharing a bottle of pink wine and Ryan, Cynthia Marie, Kai and Tobias McCurry talked about stories of long time friendships from LARP and roleplaying. While segueing into other topics, we talk extensively about reaching for the safety of communities in LARP as the foundation for many of these friendships and relationships to grow.
Cynthia Marie and Ryan Omega do a last minute get together with P.J. Megaw and Courtney Kraft to talk about the game "Arcana High," everything from the inspirations behind this game among friends to becoming a Dungeons & Dragons game as a show on Maze Arcana on Twitch.
Over a large bottle of unfiltered sake.
Inspired by a late night conversation that ran until 4am, we are covering the topic "Why Do We Play?" which goes into personal and philosophical discussions on the nature of play.
B. Dave Walters is a Storyteller, Geek, Motivator, and proud Scoundrel American. Dungeon Master of Theogony of Kairos and cast member of Inkwell Society on Maze Arcana, and We're Alive: Frontier on Project Alpha. Co-host of Ask Your Black Geek Friend on Geek & Sundry, and the Rundown Predator web series for Fox! He was a player in Dungeons & Dragons first livestreamed LARP, "Off The Table" at the event Stream of Many Eyes run by Ivan Van Norman and is a current player in Bruce Monach and Ryan Omega's Vampire: the Masquerade LARP as the Ventrue Primogen.
P.J. Megaw is a gamer and dork, playing D&D since 2008 playing every edition from AD&D to his beloved 5th edition. When he’s not gaming at the table he’s an avid LARPer in the California area in the LARPs Twin Mask and Vampire: the Masquerade. When he’s not enjoying his favorite geeky pastimes he’s an actor in film and television with years of comedic, dramatic and improv experience. You may recognize him from the stage combat vote based improv comedy show The Video Games that toured the California Comic Con circuit and just retired after a 3 year tour!
In the effort to help people worried about going to their first LARP, Kai Norman and Ryan Omega go over EVERY instance of preparation someone needs to physically and psychologically prepare for their first LARP, whether parlor, boffer, Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy or Vampire.
We may have gone overboard; we feel you will also be prepared for an actual end of the world scenario if you listen to this podcast.
While LARP is considered its own performance, performance-based character types like bards, minstrels and even mimes are a whole class of roleplaying in itself. We ask two of our friends, Noah, who played a scholar and was thrust into playing a Bard from roleplay circumstances and Jordan, who has played a mute and illiterate LARP character for several years.
We cover how performing within a LARP is different from performing elsewhere, whether a bard is considered a support character in a LARP as it would be considered in a tabletop game and even well... what episode on bards would be complete without a performance!
In this podcast, we cover how to play nobility in a LARP or any social setting. We talk about not just about how nobles walk and speak, but also how they think in a group roleplaying situation. We also cover how to play such a character when most of us live in a modern era where most people believe in a democratic society rather than titled hierarchy.
Joining us is CW Fox, one of our longtime friends and guests and storyteller. His site, CWFox.com, is a blog site decided to all posts on storytelling and character creation with practical advice on doing both.
In this podcast, we talk to Cyn and her sister Lex, a few days after they have just attended their first boffer LARP, Twin Mask. They talk about of their new first-time, first-hand experiences, compare it to their experience from parlor (Vampire) LARP and what they learned from it.
This podcast, we have Satine Phoenix from Maze Arcana and Geek and Sundry's GM Tips talking about LARP and roleplaying communities as well as using imagination to begin a worldbuild. We also talk about her first time LARPing to her most recent LARP, being a prominent Dungeon Master on stream on the internet, and how not to fear improv in a roleplaying scene.
Satine Phoenix is the CEO of Burning Quill Enterprises and Co-Creator of Maze Arcana. Freelance Illustrator, Author & Entertainer. Founder of CelebrityChariD20.com. Dungeon Master of the shows, Sirens of the Realms and Fury's Reach, and cast member of the shows, Inkwell Society and Orphan Echo.Host of GM Tips on Geek & Sundry. Co-Creator of New Praetorians Sci-Fi Graphic Novel series & The Action Heroine's Journey with RK Syrus.