Enjoy a night among the criminal underworld of a Galaxy Far Far Away and help us raise money for Liberty Humane Society at Cathedral Hall!
This is an immersive roleplaying experience that will allow you to come out for a night and wheel and deal among the galactic underworld in a beginner-friendly Live-Action Costumed Event. We offer a fully interactive event, with exciting activities like card games and real droid racing, an escape room, and drinks for players of all kinds.
This is a charity event to benefit the Liberty Humane Society of Jersey City, which is a shelter serving the Newark/Jersey City area. They are attempting to expand the shelter, but they are in need of the funds to do so, and this event is specifically to aid in that.
The Wretched Hive re-creates a familiar scene: a popular intergalactic cantina which also happens to be the court of a massive alien crime lord. Come rub shoulders with smugglers and bounty hunters, have a drink or play a game of cards, and maybe even learn a thing or two about the Force!
Shawn shared with us some of his personal story. He tells how the gaming and LARP communities in particular, helped him with personal anxiety issues as well as helping him face some mental health problems.
Hey there! This week’s bonus track highlights some of the craziness we’ve cut out of some of our starting episodes. I like to save these because it reminds us how far we’ve come in a short amount of time.
While some of these are funny, our ridiculousness has just become more epic. So expect funnier and stranger outtakes from here on out.
We sit down with Dave Morris, one of the directors of the Virginia and Pittsburgh Chapters of Dystopia Rising; a national zombie apocalypse based game. Dave discusses with us his journey as normal LARPer to being part owner of two chapters of the successful LARP franchise. We also discuss the ins and outs of putting together a game that brings with it a devoted player base and the challenges that it brings. With 17 chapter throughout the United States, it’s an adventure to put it mildly.
Some of the game’s influences such as The Walking Dead and Fallout (and all it’s incarnations)are discussed. We also bring up the differences between some of the other LARPs: Nero and Dagorhir. Dystopia Rising is a LARP unlike most of the fantasy based games that many LARPers begin with. If a zombie apocalypse experience is something you think you might interested in, take a listen to this episode to get a really good idea of what that might entail.
Here are some additional links that are mentioned in the show:
We dedicated a whole bonus track to a serious question that plagues not only one of our listeners, therealspaghetti, but most of us in our day to day lives. A question came to us on Skinny Guy’s Bulletin Board and we felt that it needed to be addressed in something much longer than our normal intro. This bonus track looks at some hard hitting topics and tries its best to untangle this crooked bag of snakes. Although we weren’t talking about snakes, we hope the colorful imagery helps to illustrate our point.
Here are some of the links that we sued during our research. Yes, it was so important that w actually did an amount of research.
If you play any amount of online video games, at some point you have unfortunately dealt with some sort of toxic behavior from anonymous jackasses. If you happen to be female, this is an absolute guarantee. We talk with an avid player of the game Overwatch (published by Blizzard Entertainment); Cerra Ayala. Cerra discusses the craziness that she and other female players have to endure and what they did together to make their game-play more enjoyable while supporting each other and combating the daily toxicity.
We also happen to compare and contrast the game-play on online environments of other games (such as Team Fortress 2) and give some advice on what others can do if confronted by the same jackassery (we know it’s not a real word, deal with it).