Landon Cornell is one in every of our most veteran Curated Play gamemasters, serving to us launch this system earlier this yr and GMing dozens of periods of Masks and City Shadows. This week, we determined to achieve out to Landon to listen to extra about what’s been occurring of their neck of the woods and the way they got here to be a Magpie GM!
Inform us just a little bit about your self! Who’re you exterior of gaming?
I’ve a really ‘common’ life exterior of gaming! I work in IT full time and actually love my job. Once I’m not working or indulging my gaming passion, I’m a husband and pet mother or father. My husband and I’ve three animals—a Maltese canine named Solaire, a fluffy large black cat named Magick, and a not-quite-as-fluffy brown tabby cat named Hearts. I additionally like baking and singing off-key loudly round the home! I’m even identified to make up foolish parodies about issues I’m doing.
What’s your background in GMing? What was the primary sport you ever GM’d? What’s your favourite?
Whereas I’ve been enjoying roleplaying video games for fairly some time, I began GMing about three years in the past. The primary sport I ever GMed was Dungeon World; I ran a magical thriller impressed by the tune Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt. Since then I’ve picked up GMing fairly a couple of different methods, however— my observe file—Masks is my clear favourite. It’s the system that basically received me to wish to preserve GMing.
How would you characterize your GMing fashion? Do you will have any inspirations?
My GMing fashion is character-focused with an emphasis on story. I prefer to make issues tie again up into the principle plot as a lot as attainable, particularly in terms of characters’ backstories. I really like when gamers add issues to the fiction, and I’m all the time glad to roll with their imaginative and prescient! I positively have plenty of musical inspiration relying on what sport I’m working. In the case of Masks I really feel like I pull plenty of notes from X-Males, whereas my City Shadows strategy pulls notes from political fantasies like Trickster’s Alternative by Tamora Pierce.
What’s been your favourite factor that you just’ve seen in a session of the Curated Play Program?
My favourite factor must be a one shot session of Masks I ran the place the group went to the Halcyon Corridor of Historical past. I strive to verify my one pictures come to a pleasant, conclusive finish, however there ended up being plenty of drama with the Protege’s mentor and the Doomed’s Doom being shared with one other participant. It was so intense and felt like it could have kicked off a tremendous marketing campaign! The gamers actually received into the roleplay and I simply cherished how the ending scene was one of many gamers asking the villain in the event that they ever felt like their associates had been protecting one thing from them. It was so good!
If you happen to might play a TTRPG with anybody on the earth, who would it not be and why?
My household! I’m the one one in my direct household that performs TTRPG, and I simply assume it could be actually enjoyable to see what would occur if I received my mother, dad, and three sisters to play a sport.
And at last, what’s a sport that you’d like to GM however haven’t had the possibility to up to now?
I’m tremendous excited to run Leatherman Video games’ Glitter Hearts in some unspecified time in the future. Between podcasting, my house video games, and the Curated Play Program, there’s positively an excessive amount of on my plate proper now to start out one other sport, however this one is unquestionably subsequent in line. The character creation seems to be tremendous versatile, and I really like how the system approaches the magical woman style!
Thanks for all of your laborious work Landon! We’re so glad we received an opportunity to catch up!
If you wish to take a look at one in every of Landon’s periods or every other one in every of our Curated Play video games (with our different superior GMs) head over to https://www.magpiegames.com/cp-session and take a look at our newest schedule releases!
-Magpie Video games HQ