Gretchen Wolfmeyer: What is LARP? – Adventure Party #50

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Glenn and I got to catch up with our old friend, Gretchen Wolfmeyer. She’s an actress, improviser, and fellow LARP-er. She’s appeared in Rob Schrab’s “Robot Bastard“, a local theater, an improv group called Delicious Ambiguity Comedy, and was a part of a Mind’s Eye Theatre LARP group called Point of Darkness. In fact, that’s how she and I first met, LARP-ing and pretending to be Vampires. We wanted to talk with her and try to figure out what to classify a LARP as. Is it acting, improv, or is it something else?

Glenn’s Review

Glenn introduces us to the game World’s Fair 1893. It was a magical year, in Chicago. The world had arrived bringing advancements in science, transportation, agriculture, fine arts, and manufacturing. It seemed like the future had arrived. Your mission is to gather the best and the brightest exhibits and increase your influence over the fair. You can also gather imortant people, in each of the categories to appear at the fair. This game supports 2-4 players and plays in about 35-45 minutes. It seems like a good family game that can also teach you a bit of American history.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/178336/worlds-fair-1893

News

Mayfair Games Acquires Twilight Creations

Mayfair games now has a major shareholder stake in Twilight Creations. Twilight Creations created the fun game called Zombies!!! over a decade ago and it still continues to do pretty well. They will be moving all of the operations to their main office in Skokie, Illinois and continue to support and develop their game lines.

https://www.mayfairgames.com/news/mayfair-games-acquires-twilight-creations

Kickstarter Spotlight

Speaking of historical games, we shine the spotlight on the game called The Pirate Republic. This is Green Feet Games first project and it highlights historical pirates and piracy in the Caribbean. You can play notorious pirates like Black Beard and Ann Bonnie to control the region and defend yourself against the Navy’s of the ocean-faring European nations that have colonized the area. A lot of care has been put into the map and pieces of the game.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1637269442/the-pirate-republic


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Brad Ludwig

Web practitioner. Bacon expert. Internet ninja. Zombie enthusiast. He brings his passion for comics, science fiction and love of the unknown to each show.   Brad hosts the Adventure Party podcast along with being co-host of The Alien Invasion and The SciFi Geeks Club podcasts.