two chicks write some LARPs

and make a half-assed website about it

stuff we've written - stuff we're running - stuff we're planning - stuff about us


April 13th, 2011: First website update in fucking forever, or whatever other technical term you would use for over six months.

New things worth noting: We've premiered three new games since the last update, which have pages of their own:
The All Crotchety Old Folks With Shotguns Game,
Stars Over Atlantis,
and A Crown of Hearts.

There are also pictures up from the second run of The Sound of Drums, some additions to the pipe dreams page, and various other stuff here and there.


Paranoid and Crotchety is the reportedly awesome LARP-writing team of Lily and Tory, two short fangirls. We write theatrical LARPs, as we prefer card-waving to stick-waving, and enjoy inflicting long-winded character sheets upon hapless geeks. We like weird-ass characters, angst, bisexuality, method acting, and crotchety old men with shotguns.

Some of our games are written by one or the other of us, and some are co-written. We pretty much share a brain, though it is not made of foam. We have shared a brain for many years, and written and run games together since February, 2009. We've written seven games, most of which we've run at least twice.

We've decided that our troope subtitle is officially "can't sleep, tree will eat us," but Tory hasn't figured out where to put it on the website yet. This probably means she'll redesign the logo at some point, but right now she's too busy sleeping, heedless of the arborial dangers.


Lily is the slightly shorter fangirl with dark brown hair. She is Russian, and wants to play in everything. When she is not playing, she is writing, GMing, or talking, because she's a Gemini. She also has an unholy lust for bluesheets and casting questionnaires.

Tory is the slightly taller fangirl with red hair. She is (part) Danish, and often GMs. When she is not GMing, she is writing or working on the website, to make up for the fact that she doesn't talk. She is also responsible for the little booklets, cloth baggies, and generally insane production values of her games, because she's a Virgo.

Sarah, another short fangirl with pale brown hair, is a auxilliary member minion. Sarah is a good minion. She makes awesome props, and will probably GM at some point.

Other short fangirls who have helped us run games are Stephanie (A Crown of Hearts) and Julia (Stars Over Atlantis.)

Some people who are not short fangirls have also helped us run games. Annie (Lifeline) is a tall fangirl. Andrew (The Treaty of Pallas) is a tall fanboy. Matt and Lise (Lifeline) are two people, and thus cannot be quantified. Ian and Different Matt (A Crown of Hearts) are similarly unquantifiable. Josh (Lifeline) is a Josh.


There are, so far, two frequently asked questions. In response to one, we would like to announce that Lily is paranoid and Tory is crotchety. Generally. Sometimes, on alternate Tuesdays, Sarah or the writing skunk get involved, and then it's just confusing. In response to the other, yes, we will probably re-run $GAMEYOUWANTTOPLAY at some point.


You may contact us at arkady [dot] lizard [at] gmail [dot] com, or by harassing us at our LiveJournals. Lily is mllelaurel, Tory is wired_lizard.