Laura Heffernan is bringing geeky realness to a bookshelf near you. When not watching total strangers get married, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys board games, travel, board games, baking, and board games. She lives in the northeast with her husband and two furry little beasts.
Our first guest on http://www.chasingthemind.com is Trey Reilly, veteran LARPer (Live Action Role-Play). Trey has been involved in the LARPing community for decades. She has written, co-written, run and staffed a number of LARPs over the years, and her games have been played on five continents.
It would be difficult to find a person who is more passionate or more eloquent in describing the intricate world of Live Action Role-Playing (LARP), than Trey Reilly. For those of us with little understanding or experience with these theatrical games, Trey brings these campaigns to life. She describes the logistics of everything that goes into writing and designing the game, and she details the care that is given to creating a world in which every person can find a way to be powerful, and ultimately, triumphant. Trey explains the ways in which this medium helps sharpen the interpersonal skills of each player, and creates a community in which players learn to rely on themselves and each other to solve complex problems. She also expounds on how LARPing became a place where women and minorities could tell their unique stories in a creative and safe space. Finally, Trey offers resources to those who are interested in exploring what the LARPing community has to offer.
Thank you Trey Reilly for being our guest and sharing your knowledge and experiences with us.
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