Landon Cornell is one in all our most veteran Curated Play gamemasters, serving to us launch this system earlier this 12 months 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 happening of their neck of the woods and the way they got here to be a Magpie GM!

Inform us somewhat 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 pastime, I’m a husband and pet father or mother. My husband and I’ve three animals—a Maltese canine named Solaire, a fluffy big 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 recreation you ever GM’d? What’s your favourite?

Whereas I’ve been taking part in roleplaying video games for fairly some time, I began GMing about three years in the past. The primary recreation I ever GMed was Dungeon World; I ran a magical thriller impressed by the track Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt. Since then I’ve picked up GMing fairly just a few different techniques, however—taking a look at my observe document—Masks is my clear favourite. It’s the system that basically obtained me to wish to hold GMing.

How would you characterize your GMing type? Do you’ve gotten any inspirations?

My GMing type is character-focused with an emphasis on story. I wish to make issues tie again up into the primary plot as a lot as attainable, particularly relating to characters’ backstories. I like when gamers add issues to the fiction, and I’m all the time completely happy to roll with their imaginative and prescient! I undoubtedly have quite a lot of musical inspiration relying on what recreation I’m working. In terms of Masks I really feel like I pull quite a lot 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 attempt to ensure my one photographs come to a pleasant, conclusive finish, however there ended up being quite a lot 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 will have kicked off an incredible marketing campaign! The gamers actually obtained 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 mates have been conserving one thing from them. It was so good!

If you happen to may play a TTRPG with anybody on the planet, who wouldn’t it be and why?

My household! I’m the one one in my direct household that performs TTRPG, and I simply assume it will be actually enjoyable to see what would occur if I obtained my mother, dad, and three sisters to play a recreation.

And at last, what’s a recreation that you’d like to GM however haven’t had the prospect to to this point?

I’m tremendous excited to run Leatherman Video games’ Glitter Hearts in some unspecified time in the future. Between podcasting, my residence video games, and the Curated Play Program, there’s undoubtedly an excessive amount of on my plate proper now to start out one other recreation, however this one is certainly subsequent in line. The character creation seems to be tremendous versatile, and I like how the system approaches the magical lady style!

Thanks for all of your onerous work Landon! We’re so glad we obtained an opportunity to catch up!

If you wish to take a look at one in all Landon’s periods or some other one in all our Curated Play video games (with our different superior GMs) head over to and take a look at our newest schedule releases!

-Magpie Video games HQ

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