So, about a month ago, I was invited by my friend Riley Seaman to be on his panel at PAX South! The topic was live action roleplaying (LARPing), and being both a roleplaying afficionado and someone who has, I dunno, an entire website where I analyze plot and character development in various games, I decided to contribute my knowledge on what makes a good character, world, and overall plot. The panel went over really well, though the truly unfortunate thing was that we had so much to talk about that we really only got to cover a very high-level overview of each topic.
If only there were some way we could talk in depth about all of the things we had to just skim over!
Oh wait, the internet exists, and so do recording devices.
So, here is the first episode in the Opening Turn podcast: Episode 1: So What is this LARP Thing, Anyway?
This is the first in a five-part series that will cover the topics that we initially talked about in the PAX South panel, among other things. In this episode, we talk about getting started as a player or new GM, transitioning from tabletop, and the importance of marketing as a way to spread awareness and attract new players.