Life. Action. RolePlay! A LARP Podcast

48 EpisodesProduced by Ryan Omega, Cynthia Marie and Kai Norman

A podcast about all things LARP (Live Action Role Playing) and other details about life with hosts Ryan Omega, Cynthia Marie, and Kai Norman

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Improv vs LARP feat. Tina Braganza

July 4th, 2019


In this episode, Ryan talks to Tina Braganza about the differences and similarities of Improv vs LARP. Tina is a theatrical performer and does not label herself as a gamer, so she has a unique perspective on this topic. …

Live at WhedonCon - The "What is LARP?" Panel (feat. Courtney Kraft and PJ Megaw)

June 19th, 2019


Recorded LIVE at WhedonCon from the "What is LARP?" program panel with Ryan Omega, Cynthia Marie, Courtney Kraft and PJ Megaw as the panelists. You'll hear the audience ask live questions of the panelists who are …

LARP Convention Games

June 5th, 2019


What differentiates LARP games at conventions from those held at other sites? Are convention LARPs more immersive and more new player friendly? And what are some tips for those trying your first LARP at a …

Personal Exploration through LARP

May 8th, 2019


Roleplaying in games enables people to play several characters, but what if that person is someone that you have always wished to be? Ryan speaks …

How to Ask for Help

April 17th, 2019


The hosts, Kai, Cynthia Marie and Ryan go deep and get very personal into asking for help both in-character and in real life when it comes to live …

Ryan answers Blank Slate Questions

April 4th, 2019


This is a supplementary episode for Life. Action. RolePlay! where one of the hosts, Ryan, answers questions about the interactive LARP livestream …

Full of Mimosas: Reacting to our very first (and unreleased) Podcast

March 20th, 2019


The first episode we posted here on Life. Action. RolePlay! wasn't actually the first that Cyn and I recorded.We had another podcast that we recorded …

How to Come Up with New Characters and Motivations (feat. Courtney Kraft, Maxwell Colburn and Alexis George)

March 6th, 2019


Trying to come up with a new character concept? Or maybe you've played a long time character like Ryan has and it's taking you at least two years to think of another idea? Guest host, Courtney Kraft, shares tips on …

How Veteran LARPers affect experiences at games (Feat. Vivid Vivka, Aelflaed and Liam Neary)

February 20th, 2019


Hosts Cynthia Marie, Kai and Ryan have a full table discussion with guests Vivid Vivka, Aelflaed and Liam Neary on how Veteran players affect long …

How to Fail and Have Fun Doing It (feat. Ash Minnick, Kevin Pearl, Quintin Johnston)

February 6th, 2019


We made this podcast in response to one of the most searched topics on the internet in relation to LARP: "How to Win at LARP." But it is far more interesting to fail or set yourself up for failure in LARPs when it comes …

Our favorite LARP story submissions to celebrate 10,000 downloads!

January 23rd, 2019


We asked our listeners to our podcast to submit their favorite LARP story to us, in celebration of reaching 10,000 downloads here on Life. Action. …

How to Stay Positive

January 2nd, 2019


Sometimes we get ready for LARP very hyped but the day comes and we're not in the mood to play. We're either low energy or we're distracted by …

How playing NPCs helps you play PCs (feat. Noxweiler Berf, Fabienne Miskelly, and Brian Richardson)

December 19th, 2018


It's not unusual when people think of Non Player Characters (NPCs), they think of a generic character like a merchant with a script of a few repeated lines in a video game. But in LARP, while an NPC merchant needs to …

Online Roleplay (feat. Courtney Kraft and Angela Basset)

December 5th, 2018


In today's podcast, we talk about online roleplay: everything from Forum RP to Discord to even Instant Messenger all the way back to MUDs and AOL …

What is LARP? (feat. Jared Rico and Lex Mendez)

November 7th, 2018


What is LARP? In this podcast, our panel answers this question and everyone has a very different answer.We also cover Kai Norman's experiences running his own LARP, his first opening game of Dystopia Rising: NorCal and …

The Growth of LARP (feat. John and Angela Basset)

October 24th, 2018


How does a LARP deal with the scaling of a game from about 20 players to nearly 200 people at an event? Joining Ryan Omega and guest host, CW Fox, are Angela and John Basset, the creators of Twin Mask, a Southern …

Propmaking in LARP (feat. Lauren Markland)

October 10th, 2018


In this podcast, we focus on the art of making props with our very own Kai Norman and our special guest Lauren Markland. Both have had extensive experience in crafting prop items, clothing and weapons in the …

Humor in Dark Themes (feat. Bruce Monach and Joanna Cross)

September 26th, 2018


Many LARP genres like vampire and post-apocalyptic LARPs often have a hint of humor or lightness in their games and this podcast covers how a little bit of humor can temper a darker game. We also cover setting up …

What to do when your character is stuck (feat. CW Fox and PJ Megaw)

September 12th, 2018


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 …

Exploring Horror and Villainy in LARP (feat. Matthew Webb)

August 15th, 2018


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 …

Creating Friendships and Safe Communities in LARP (feat. Tobias McCurry)

August 1st, 2018


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 …

All About Arcana High (feat. P.J. Megaw and Courtney Kraft)

July 4th, 2018


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 …

Why Do We Play? (feat. B Dave Walters and P.J. Megaw)

June 20th, 2018


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, …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Preparing for your first LARP

May 23rd, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! How to Bard

May 9th, 2018


While LARP is considered its own performance, performance-based character types like bards, minstrels and even mimes are a whole class of roleplaying …

Life. Action. RolePlay! How to Play a Noble (feat. CW Fox)

April 25th, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Cyn and Lex's first boffer LARP

April 11th, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Community and Imagination (feat. Satine Phoenix)

March 28th, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Military Experience, PTSD, and How to Roleplay Conflict (feat. Ruty Rutenberg)

March 21st, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Worldbuilding and Mechanics (feat. Ruty Rutenberg)

March 14th, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! The "Ask Us Anything" episode

February 28th, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Roleplaying an In-Character Relationship (feat. Poisal)

February 14th, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! How to Play Politics (feat. Nolan Austin Goodyear)

January 31st, 2018


In this podcast, we present a no holds barred discussion on how to attain power through political roleplay, whether by guiding leadership or social …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Roleplaying on Camera and The Sagas of Sundry (feat. Ivan Van Norman)

January 17th, 2018


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Vampire Storytelling and Player Immersion (feat. Jason Carl)

January 3rd, 2018


In this podcast, Cyn, Omega and guest host, CW Fox, are joined by Jason Carl, Producer for the 5th edition of Vampire the Masquerade for White Wolf, …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Roleplaying Everywhere (feat. Grant Imahara)

December 20th, 2017


For today's podcast we are joined by Grant Imahara, from White Rabbit Project and Mythbusters, discussing his experiences in playing one-shot LARPs and LARP Adjacent Experiences in everything from the social game …

Life. Action. RolePlay! How to Get Involved with Story (feat. CW Fox)

December 6th, 2017


In this podcast we feature our local storyteller, CW Fox (also known as Paul Howell), who talks about all the different ways to get involved with the …

Life. Action. RolePlay! How to Play High Charisma Characters

November 22nd, 2017


Want to play a magnetic force of personality that draws several people to you? Or are you a bit shy in socializing and have no clue how to become a leader among people or an influence that gets the attention of …

Life. Action. RolePlay! The LARP Quiz and Drinking Game

November 8th, 2017


For our 10th episode, Cyn and Omega initiate Kai with taking a LARP Quiz together. We take the first LARP quiz listed in Google without knowing anything about the quiz.We also decide on a word that prompts us to drink …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Making Superheroes in the Wasteland (feat. Kristaan Barrick)

October 30th, 2017


Cyn, Kai and Omega sit with Kristaan Barrick of the podcast, Chimichanga Suoperstar, who has never LARPed before and we sit down and go through the character creation process and make superheroes (or supervillains) …

Life. Action. RolePlay! The Newbie Edition with LARP Vocabulary Quiz

October 11th, 2017


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! LARP and Performance (feat. Xander Jeanneret)

September 27th, 2017


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! LARP Storytelling and Plotting Your Demise

September 13th, 2017


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! Bad Guys That Bleed (feat. Tobias McCurry)

August 30th, 2017


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 …

Life. Action. Roleplay! Role. Play. LOVE.

August 16th, 2017


There are many relationships fostered as a result of roleplay, prominently in-character but also extend beyond gaming. Dating is not uncommon in the …

Life. Action. Roleplay! Good Costumes and #badfantasy

August 2nd, 2017


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! How Much of Yourself is in Your Character?

July 19th, 2017


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 …

Life. Action. RolePlay! What Vampire am I?

July 5th, 2017


Our first podcast! Well... technically, our second podcast because the first one had technical difficulties.Starting things off with Cyn finding an …

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