MEET THE TEAM

Emil "Foose" Zickafoose

Game Master

Head of Plot

Foose is actually an eight foot tall fae prince, but only about five feet of human is visible to the untrained eye. They have been LARPing for almost a decade and have experience playing and running different genres. When Foose began playing Lands of Exile during the 2014 playtests, they immediately fell in love with the story, style, and community. They love kitties, birds of prey, sportsbikes, intense role-play, and creating crazy costuming.

Elizabeth "Ellie" Banks

Full Time Writer

New Player Contact

Scene Request Contact

NPC Crew

While Ellie is only a few year old sapling in the grand scheme of LARPing, she has run face first into whatever opportunities have come her way! Starting as an NPC, she unlocked the plot team achievement in the Fall of 2016. Teaching in Ohio most of the year, she travels to North Carolina 6 weekends a year to live her best life. In her spare time, she enjoys cats, putting together kits, thrifting, hawks, teaching through LARP, communicating in terrible puns, and trying her best.

Logan Dawson

Writer

NPC Crew

 

Logan started LARPing at Lands of Exile in its second year. He 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 spooky things, doggos, epic poems, and chicken sandwiches.

Justin "Kenji"

Writer

NPC Crew

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 players and game every time he returns.

Sam Matuszek

Writer

NPC Crew

Sam joined the plot crew in 2016. Sam has been larping for eight years, playing all sorts of characters. He has played Lands of Exile since its second event, and has had the pleasure of being integral in many important story lines and behind the scene activities. He focuses on players having believable, immersive NPCs to interact with, and creating interesting stories to take part in. He lives in Florida, so cannot attend all events, but when he does it’s sure to be a good time!

Claire Wilshire

Game Owner/Director

Game Designer

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

Thomas Betts

Game Designer

Combat System Lead

Writer

NPC Crew

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.

Scott Benfield

Writer

NPC Crew

Scott is the newest member of our writing team! He has played characters in the LARP world for nearly 8 years, and has worked on story for online and table top RPGs (such as D&D) for over 10 years. Scott wants to help the players of LoE have an enjoyable time at the game through great RP and Immersion. Also: He is the check in guy!

Drew Collins

Writer

Combat System Dev

NPC Crew

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 for four years, all of which has been at Lands of Exile.

Austin Buysse

Writer

NPC Crew

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, spooks, cats, and anything that gets the adrenaline rushing.

Jen Pan

Assistant GM

Loremaster

Propmaker

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, 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.

James Rose

Full Time Writer

Photographer

Propmaker

NPC Crew


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 spoop factor in upcoming games!

Jeroen Stone

Lore Developer

Writer

Immersion Specialist

NPC Crew

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.

Iain Ramsay

Writer

NPC Crew

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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