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.

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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! 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In this episode, we welcome back Ruty Rutenberg and talk about how his experiences as a military veteran has shaped his approach to roleplaying. We also cover how roleplaying has helped those who have returned from war and those with PTSD cope and how to roleplay conflict, when for some, it is our nature to always avoid it.

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Ruty Rutenberg is the Co-Creator & Showrunner for Maze Arcana. He is an US Army OIF/OEF Veteran, Actor, Writer, Voice Over artist, Podcast Co-Host and Award-Winning Dungeon Master and World Creator.  He is the Dungeon Master of the shows Fury's Reach, Fury's Fate, Orphan Echo and the Inkwell Society found on the Maze Arcana and D&D Twitch channels. Ruty is a writer of gaming content for Dungeons & Dragons and other game publishers; his most recent work is "Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else" where he is the Lead Designer for that supplement. He does work in front of and behind camera on titles such as Argo, Fury, Finest Hours, and The Magnificent Seven and is a proud member of Veterans in Media and Entertainment. 

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In this podcast, we cover Worldbuilding and Mechanics with DM Ruty Rutenberg from "Fury's Fate" on D&D and a new upcoming show on Maze Arcana, "Inkwell Society."  We talk about the importance of mechanics for those who feel afraid of them and the perception that rules limit creativity. Ruty covers some of the worldbuild in his new show based on the D&D Eberron setting, exactly how he eventually became a writer of subclasses, mechanics and content for Dungeons & Dragons.

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Ruty Rutenberg is the Co-Creator & Showrunner for Maze Arcana. He is an US Army OIF/OEF Veteran, Actor, Writer, Voice Over artist, Podcast Co-Host and Award-Winning Dungeon Master and World Creator.  He is the Dungeon Master of the shows Fury's Reach, Fury's Fate, Orphan Echo and the Inkwell Society found on the Maze Arcana and D&D Twitch channels. Ruty is a writer of gaming content for Dungeons & Dragons and other game publishers; his most recent work is "Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else" where he is the Lead Designer for that supplement. He does work in front of and behind camera on titles such as Argo, Fury, Finest Hours, and The Magnificent Seven and is a proud member of Veterans in Media and Entertainment. 

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What got you into LARP? What was your favorite moment and worst fail at LARP? How do you all know each other? Why are the hosts not wearing pants?

This episode, Cyn, Kai and Omega answer several questions from the audience about our experiences. A lot of stories. A lot of... drinking?

And most importantly, no pants.

Since we can't moderate ourselves, James from AncientArchivesApparel.com who is our audio engineer is moderating this episode!

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