TNT: Tuesday Night Theatrical Productions

Producing live action role playing games (LARPs) that are a blast to play!

From left to right, Barry Tannenbaum, Susan Giusto, Tim Lasko, Renee Cyr Lasko, and Charlie McCutcheon.

Writing Live Action Role Playing games (LARPs) is hard work. It's much easier when there's a good team of creative (and crazy) people working with you. That's what TNT is all about. We meet on Tuesday nights. We snack on cheeses, crackers, chocolate, and sip fine port, all to inspire the creative process. Well, that's what we tell ourselves.

We've been doing this since sometime in 2001, and it actually seems to be working. We've produced several successful games, having a lot of fun in the process. Perhaps you'll join us in our next effort...

The recent picture shows several of the Usual Suspects, along with Renee Cyr Lasko, playtesting an early version of The Tales of Irnh. I always want to playtest new material, and what better willing subjects than the other contributors to TNT Productions. Of course, if they know too much, they can't be subjective, but, in this case, I had several surprises up my sleeves, needing a good playtest.

There have been several people working as part of TNT Productions. The bomb icon represents currently active guilty parties.

Lynn Anslow

Dustpan: the LARP and Across the Sea of Stars

Lynn knitted all of the dust for Dustpan: the LARP, which was very hard to explain to her knitting group. Lynn left the group before Across the Sea of Stars was finished, which meant that there were no knitted aliens in that game.

Jacqui Antonelli

You'll Be Safe Here

Jacqui discovered LARPing at Intercon A, after having a flyer shoved into her hands by Jeff. After a particularly strange gaming experience with Susan, which still occasionally results in odd noises, she decided that she wanted to write a LARP. That led, eventually, to You'll Be Safe Here. Jacqui is currently in the LARP author protection program, safely and secretly hidden in California.

Dave Clarkson

Dustpan: the LARP

Being con-chair of Intercon C was just the thing Dave needed to be pushed over the edge and into a writing project with TNT Productions. Alas, once he was in our midst, it proved to be too much. While that madness was perfect for writing Dustpan: the LARP, Dave has now moved on to "bigger and better things". We've decided not to ask too many questions...

Jeff Diewald

You'll Be Safe Here, The Stigmata of Thomas Enfield, Dustpan: the LARP, Across the Sea of Stars, and The Tales of Irnh

Jeff was already well-known in the LARP world for games like Collision Imminent!, A Night At Club Ivory, The Idol Hands of Death and The Treaty of Berlin, among others. Jeff was also the Con-Chair for Intercon the Thirteenth, which only shows just how crazy he has been. TNT Productions enables his madness further. Jeff wrote several of the stranger characters for the TNT Production games, some of which are just too weird for the games, which says a lot...

Jordan Diewald

The Tales of Irnh

Jordan often runs household errands with his father, Jeff. During those trips, there are often discussions about whatever LARP ideas are bouncing around in Jeff's head. For The Tales of Irnh, those trips had Jordan taking notes, then asking clever questions, contributing a lot of ideas that are in the game. The only trick was deciphering the notes he scribbled down while Jeff drove.

Susan Giusto

You'll Be Safe Here, The Stigmata of Thomas Enfield, Dustpan: the LARP, Across the Sea of Stars, and The Tales of Irnh

Susan can be the voice of sanity in this group, which just goes to show you how deranged we can be. Susan has written several LARPs of her own. She wrote The Miskatonic University Alumni Parapsychological Epistemology Discussion Group, Oneological Appreciation Forum and Reading Society with Tim, and helped Jeff add characters to A Night At Club Ivory for the larger Intercon the Thirteenth run, and to The Idol Hands of Death because they made the game even cooler. She is not from this planet.

Tim Lasko

You'll Be Safe Here, The Stigmata of Thomas Enfield, Dustpan: the LARP, Across the Sea of Stars, and The Tales of Irnh

Tim has been creating disturbed fantasies for a very long time now, happily inflicting them on others. You really don't want to know the things he's done to the Keebler elf mythos. When it comes to LARPs, Teem's disturbances have included the previously named The Miskatonic University Alumni Parapsychological Epistemology Discussion Group, Oneological Appreciation Forum and Reading Society and additional characters in the Intercon the Thirteenth run of A Night At Club Ivory. It's a tribute to Teem's madness that one of his new characters for The Idol Hands of Death has been accused of being the murderer in every run since being added to the game.

Charlie McCutcheon

Across the Sea of Stars and The Tales of Irnh

He claims it's all Jeff's fault. We know better. Charlie is just as crazy as the rest of us. He started out just playing, then contributing to the plotting and planning, then GMing, then running a track of The Tales of Irnh all by himself. We're so proud.

Barry Tannenbaum

You'll Be Safe Here, The Stigmata of Thomas Enfield, Dustpan: the LARP, Across the Sea of Stars, and The Tales of Irnh

Barry worked on a couple murder mystery LARPs a long time ago, and then safely buried those compulsions. No one has seen those co-authors in quite some time, but we forgot to ask about them before we dragged Barry to an Intercon. Now that he's started LARPing again, Barry's been letting these strangely glowing creatures out of his subconscious again. We still don't know where his old co-authors are, but we've just tried to harness those dangerous impulses to produce these games.