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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For this episode posted on Valentine's Day, we discuss the boons and cautions of roleplaying an in-character romance with another player. We cover how much "consent" and "bleed" are used to manage affection and the relationship between roleplayers, including roleplaying with someone else's real-life significant other with the hosts, Cyn, Kai and Omega and our friend and guest, Poisal.

We brought Poisal to the show, not just as a previous head storyteller for the game La Sangre de Los Angeles, but as a player who plays an in-character relationship with our host, Cynthia Marie.

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In this podcast, we present a no holds barred discussion on how to attain power through political roleplay, whether by guiding leadership or social engineering to compel others to defer to you. We discuss theories of attaining power (and keeping it) and we have examples from our own roleplay in LARPs and practical applications if this is the kind of character you want to play.

Our guest for this podcast is Nolan Austin Goodyear, no stranger to vampire politics in LARPs, playing the current Harpy of La Sangre de Los Angeles. And Kai chimes in as a faction leader in Dystopia Rising and Omega speaks from his experience as the previous ruler of Twin Mask (as a PC, not an NPC) and a Camarilla Lawyer in previous vampire games.

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Nolan Austin Goodyear is a Los Angeles transplant from Atlanta, Georgia who has been telling stories his whole life. He has been the dungeon master for countless tabletop games, Head Storyteller for both Whispers of Atlanta and La Sangre de Los Angeles, and is working on his first novel. He encourages players to keep destroying their enemies and have as much fun as they can while doing so!

 

 
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Our guest for this episode is Ivan Van Norman, creator of the Sagas of Sundry: Madness and Dread, as we discuss creating a show that extends beyond roleplaying on screen and introduces interactive LARP elements and suspense, which is naturally inherent in a tower of falling wood blocks, into a new form of storytelling entertainment. We go into how Ivan came up with this idea, how this show was produced, and Van Norman's experiences in roleplaying and performing.

Ivan Van Norman is a Host/Publisher/Executive Producer in the Board Game and New Media World. Appearing on the behalf of Geek & Sundry, Smosh Games, Wizards of the Coast, and other great companies - he has been declared a "Master of Suspense" from his peers and players. 

The Sagas of Sundry series is available on projectalpha.com 

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