MEET THE TEAM

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About Our Team

Since its inception, the cornerstone of Lands of Exile has been our community. We have different teams that work as wagon wheels that keep the caravan moving, which are shown below.

Roles:

Writers: These are people that write content for the games: mods, plotlines, puzzles, specific lore, etc. Writers do not write the big, over-arching storylines (Drow, Immortals, etc) – they write singular plotlines or mods that follow a specific story or concept. Writers can be people that play Player characters, but can’t use the meta knowledge to participate in the plotlines that they write.

Storytellers: Storytellers do everything that Writers do, but they also manage these stories on site, at the game. They organize NPCs for a mod, they answer questions about them on site, and they contribute to the over-arching stories of our world. They have an understanding of the plotlines happening and can direct you to a Writer that is doing a specific plotline. You can think of Storytellers as Story Managers – they help manage continuity and the connections between plotlines. Storytellers do not have Player Characters – they may have recurring NPCs.


Facilitators: Facilitators fulfill a specific facet of the game for the daily operations. Examples of this are Scene Requests and Backstory reviews, Wartable-game management, Head Medic, Community management, site clean-up management, etc. Facilitators can have Player Characters and other roles.


NPC Wranglers – NPC Wranglers are people that play full-time NPCs and run specific things on site. They do not write for the game, but are given content to run and trusted with meta storyline knowledge. They send out mods, set things up, and make sure that individual stories are running smoothly on site. NPC Wranglers are trained and trusted with expensive equipment and costuming, and are frequently the “big bads.” NPC Wranglers can be full or part time, oftentimes playing Player Characters at events they aren’t NPC Wrangling for. Being an NPC Wrangler requires one game of being a full-time NPC, which also will include a training session/orientation to the special effects equipment, technology, and expensive/large costuming. NPC Wranglers also make the decisions for who can use (and train people how to use) the higher level equipment.


Set Maker – These are people who create costuming, props, or other physical aspects of the game to bring the world to life. They design and create puzzles, interactive technology, props, costuming, sets, etc. Set Makers can be Player Characters.


Administrative game staff: These are staff of the game that deal with the behind the scenes, and upper level “directing” of the game. These are the people that do the paperwork, make sure the game is running smoothly on an out of game level, and have a macro view of the game as a whole. Admin currently include the GM and Assistant GM.

 

All of the team are listed below alphabetically. You can find a Directory here if you need assistance with something specific.
 

ADMIN TEAM

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Emil Foose

Game Owner

Director

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Emil has been LARPing for just shy of a decade, and has run several different genres and styles of LARP. When Emil began playing Lands of Exile during the 2014 playtests, they immediately fell in love with the story, style, and tight-knit community that is the foundation of LoE. They joined plot in 2016, were the Head of Plot for 2017-2019, and became the Director and Owner in 2019 with King Heron Events. They are passionate about community, inclusivity, and creating a space and world where anyone can come enjoy their play.

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Jen Pan

Webmaster

Lorekeeper

She/Her

Jen joined plot in May of 2016. Costumer and crafter for her whole life, Jen fell in love with LARPing at Lands of Exile game 2. Drawn to the high level of immersion and costuming, she was allowed to let her creativity fly as a player, which is extremely important to her in a game. After 1.5 years as a PC, she realized her true passion at LARP was creating story for others through propmaking, NPCing, and mod writing. Jen also enjoys most creative hobbies, sciencing, insect Druidry, and learning new things about herself through LARPing.

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Austin Buysse

Writer

NPC Crew

Head of Transport

He/Him

At the end of the 2017 season, Austin transitioned to full time NPC, and joined the plot team as a writer in 2018.  Austin started at LoE during the 2014 playtests and fell in love with the community as soon as he got there. He realized he thrived the most when it came to helping drive the story and delivering wonderful spooks for the players. He loves field battles, creepy monsters, cats, and anything that gets the adrenaline rushing.

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Elizabeth "Ellie" Banks

Game Master

Head of Plot

She/Her/They/Them

While she is in fact the human equivalent of a cinnamon bun, Ellie has the tendency to run face first into whatever opportunities come her way! Starting as an NPC, she unlocked the plot team achievement in the Fall of 2016. A Principal in Ohio most of the year, she travels to North Carolina 6 weekends (or more) a year to live her best life. In her spare time, she enjoys cats, creating FAR too many NPCs, hawks, teaching through LARP, communicating in terrible puns, and trying her best.

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Jeroen Stone

Lore Developer

Writer

Immersion Specialist

NPC Crew

He/Him

Jeroen wants the players to be able to feel their experience, rather than merely seeing and hearing it, and loves working with a team that creates that very thing. He has been LARPing for over 7 years now and playing multiple characters with varying quirks and personalities helps him to understand himself as well as create an environment for the player that not only seems believable, but wondrous at the same time.

 

Alright, enough with the mushy stuff. He likes motorcycles, blacksmithing, armor, and shield walls.

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Iain Ramsay

Writer

NPC Crew

He/Him

Iain started his foray into gaming with miniature wargames, and slightly later dove headfirst into the world of RPGs. He spent time on the west coast running games in the convention circuit, and was always active within the gaming community and industry. Lands of Exile is his first LARP, where he started as a PC and later transferred to full time NPC. He was interested in creating an experience for players and joined plot late in the 2018 season. 

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Noah Alderman

Game Master of Tennessee Chapter

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Noah has been playing and running tabletop RPGs for over 20 years, done miniature wargaming for more than a decade, and joined the LARP world in 2018 via LoE. Once he found his feet, he fell in love with the community, the game, and the world as a whole. Noah assumed the mantle of Head of Plot for the Tennessee chapter of LoE in 2020. He strives to create an experience that makes players feel like they are true heroes, and loves to work with people to help tell the stories that they want to tell within the greater world. In his spare time he enjoys storytelling in all facets - playing tabletop and video games, and watching movies while petting his dog at home.

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Michael Truit

Writer

NPC Crew

He/Him

Michael joined LoE as a player in September of 2018, and had his first game as a plot member in Fall of 2019. He's been GMing for tabletop roleplaying games through highschool, always doing his most to make every encounter and story memorable and totally immersing players in the experience. He enjoys writing, fencing, and blacksmithing.

MARSHALS & CONTRIBUTORS

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Noah Alderman

Plot Writer

World Lore Creator

Storyline Manager

He/Him

Noah has been playing and running tabletop RPGs for over 20 years, done miniature wargaming for more than a decade, and joined the LARP world in 2018 via LoE. Once he found his feet, he fell in love with the community, the game, and the world as a whole. Noah assumed the mantle of Head of Plot for the Tennessee chapter of LoE in 2020. He strives to create an experience that makes players feel like they are true heroes, and loves to work with people to help tell the stories that they want to tell within the greater world. In his spare time he enjoys storytelling in all facets - playing tabletop and video games, and watching movies while petting his dog at home.

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Jordan Mullaney

New Player Marshal

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

She/Her

Jordan discovered her love of larping in 2015, when she joined LoE as a player. She adores the blend of costuming, theatre, improvisation, writing and hitting-people-with-swords that larping provides. When not singing to forest animals or weaving flowers into her hair, Jordan finds joy in dumping advice onto new players or screaming at obscenities while rolling around in a mound of dirt #fortheaesthetic.

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Jordan Mullaney

New Player Marshal

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

She/Her

Jordan discovered her love of larping in 2015, when she joined LoE as a player. She adores the blend of costuming, theatre, improvisation, writing and hitting-people-with-swords that larping provides. When not singing to forest animals or weaving flowers into her hair, Jordan finds joy in dumping advice onto new players or screaming at obscenities while rolling around in a mound of dirt #fortheaesthetic.

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Eric Marsh

Rules Development Crew

Character Sheet Designer

He/Him

Eric Marsh is a special education teacher in North Carolina. Apart from actively teaching, his background includes curriculum design,  IT support, and game art.

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Jordan Mullaney

New Player Marshal

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

She/Her

Jordan discovered her love of larping in 2015, when she joined LoE as a player. She adores the blend of costuming, theatre, improvisation, writing and hitting-people-with-swords that larping provides. When not singing to forest animals or weaving flowers into her hair, Jordan finds joy in dumping advice onto new players or screaming at obscenities while rolling around in a mound of dirt #fortheaesthetic.

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Jordan Mullaney

New Player Marshal

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

She/Her

Jordan discovered her love of larping in 2015, when she joined LoE as a player. She adores the blend of costuming, theatre, improvisation, writing and hitting-people-with-swords that larping provides. When not singing to forest animals or weaving flowers into her hair, Jordan finds joy in dumping advice onto new players or screaming at obscenities while rolling around in a mound of dirt #fortheaesthetic.

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Lisa Gandy

New Player Marshal

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

She/Her

Most likely a changeling or goblin in disguise, Lisa has been nesting in LoE since September 2016 and enjoys makeup, SFX, Costuming, prop creation, and terrorizing characters while also helping players to the best of her ability.

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Scott Gere

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

He/Him

Scott's main goal as an LOE rules marshal is to do everything he can to help people have a good time. Rules marshalling and assisting with rule/RP balance is first and foremost in his mind, followed closely by a desire for good RP interactions that let everyone feel like they are part of the story. Scott particularly enjoys giving new players an experience that will leave them with a love of LARP and LOE for years to come.

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Jordan Mullaney

New Player Marshal

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

She/Her

Jordan discovered her love of larping in 2015, when she joined LoE as a player. She adores the blend of costuming, theatre, improvisation, writing and hitting-people-with-swords that larping provides. When not singing to forest animals or weaving flowers into her hair, Jordan finds joy in dumping advice onto new players or screaming at obscenities while rolling around in a mound of dirt #fortheaesthetic.

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Jordan Mullaney

New Player Marshal

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

She/Her

Jordan discovered her love of larping in 2015, when she joined LoE as a player. She adores the blend of costuming, theatre, improvisation, writing and hitting-people-with-swords that larping provides. When not singing to forest animals or weaving flowers into her hair, Jordan finds joy in dumping advice onto new players or screaming at obscenities while rolling around in a mound of dirt #fortheaesthetic.

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Mike Hoff

Rules Development Crew

Rules Marshal

War Table Rules Designer

He/Him

Hoff just got started with LARPing these last few years with Lands of Exile as his first and primary game. Before that everything was dice based, and that's how he rolled. He worked for a game company for years running events, then kept doing it in his spare time at conventions and home games. He loves good storytelling, character development and the full immersion this medium provides. 
 

DISCORD TEAM

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Patrick Schultz

Server Founder

Head Moderator

He/Him

In the fall of 2013, Patrick discovered his love of LARPing. Since then he has found a passion in collaborative story telling that LARPing provides. Come spring of 2016, Patrick joined LoE and immediately fell in love with the community, the environment and the story. In his free time he enjoys video games, RPing with friends, and any paranormal/supernatural themed TV show or movie he can find. In the spring of 2020, Patrick helped to construct the new up and coming LoE discord server as he had been running a discord of his own prior to the LoE discord. 

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Katie Kennedy

Server Founder

Discord Moderator

She/Her

Katie started role playing at LOE in fall 2019 and quickly became hooked. Becoming a discord moderator in early 2020 and helping build us the online rp space to keep the game going. When not rping she spends most of her time working on new costumes, fantasizing character designs, and doing schoolwork. 

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Sebastian Hughes

Server Founder

Discord Moderator

He/Him

Bard and adventurer, Sebastian was enthralled when he first stepped into the Lands of Exile. He is passionate about storytelling, and loves to share a good tale with friends. When not playing to inspire allies, he enjoys learning instruments and performing in his spare time. One of the creators of the discord server, he has since used it to carry on the adventure even when not at game. 

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Nick Kincaid

Server Founder

Discord Moderator

Bot Programmer Extraordinaire

He/Him

Nick has been larping since 2019, and playing role-playing games in a variety of systems since 2014. He enjoys immersive experiences, complex puzzles, and leans towards support-based characters. With multiple years of experience using Discord he is able to assist in the configuration of server bots and moderation as a whole.

RETIRED STAFF AND FACILITATORS

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Claire Wilshire

Retired

Game Founder

Claire has been a roleplaying organizer and enthusiast for over a decade and a half. As both a successful business owner of her own company and an award winning thespian, she brings a bright passion and enthusiasm for crafting unique experiences for players to the table.

 

Claire retired as a staff member and the owner of LoE in 2019 after many years of love put into the game as it's founder and original designer.

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Justin "Kenji"

Retired

Kenji is actually a cat piloting a human mech, and enjoys stealth, mischief, sandwiches, and really enjoys seeing the players have a good time. He has been LARPing for a bit over 15 years now, and is still amazed with the creativity of players every time he returns.

Justin has been LARPing with LoE since the beginning, and served as our NC Rulesmaster, writer, and an NPC since the beginning of the game in 2014. Justin retired as a staff member in 2021.

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Thomas Betts

Retired

Game Founder

Thomas loves to play the people everyone hates, armor, fighting, and long walks on the beach.  He’s been LARPing since 2005, but roleplaying since he was 8.

Thomas retired as a staff member and the owner of LoE in 2019 after many years of love put into the game as it's founder and original designer.

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Logan Dawson

Retired

 

Logan had played tabletop roleplaying games and was great at imagining up characters to play while bored at home. He likes to challenge people's moral code, and pit their brain against their heart. He also likes to stretch his abilities as to how he plays his NPCs; Logan plays these characters with consistency because his primary concern is player enjoyment. He also enjoys playing many of the big scary things found at Lands of Exile. In his daily life he enjoys scary things, doggos, epic poems, and chicken sandwiches.

Logan started LARPing at Lands of Exile in its second year.

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Drew Collins

Retired

Drew is the plot team doggo, and enjoys large scale battles, lore development and playing over-the-top characters (many of whom are more makeup than man).

 

He's been LARPing with LoE since its inception, served as our Head of Rules and Development for four years, and a writer and NPC since LoE began in 2014. Drew retired as a staff member in 2021.

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James Rose

Retired


James joined LoE as a player in September of 2016, and October 2017 was his first full game as a plot member. He enjoys creating costumes and characters and playing creepy monstrous type foes. He looks forward to pulling on heart strings and increasing the scary factor in upcoming games!

James will be retiring at the end of the 2021 Season!