Below are links to products, companies, and resources LoC likes and thinks you should look into!
Bully Pulpit produces Parlor LARPs, which are short form games for small to medium groups of people. These games are great for spicing up your weekly game night, or exploring the world of standing up while being a character. The games are easy to learn, and quite addictive!
If you're interested in exploring a magical world of wizards and emotions, Learn LARP has the events for you! They run New World Magischola, and related events, which are set in a modern fantasy setting. The magimundi are people with magic who live just off screen from the modern world. The community is wonderful and the lore is rich. If you're interested in hitting up a block buster LARP, Learn Larp is a great place to start!
Event Horizon is on my personal bucket list - and I finally get to go because they're having events on the East Coast now! If you like Sci-Fi and want to LARP, you can scratch both itches with this exciting LARP!
If you're looking for super collaborative storytelling games, Magpie Games offers a wide selection of quick start games with a moderately heavy rule set. LoC has personally played in some demos for Urban Shadows and Zombie World, both of which are based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system. The games are built by the players as much as the game master, allowing for lots of improvisation and customization of the setting within a comfortable amount of existing world structure. Great for one shots and campaigns, Magpie gets the LoC seal of approval for a fun tabletop experience!
Steampunk. Good steampunk. This system is possibly my favorite system to play. I absolutely love how the system is set up to encourage and reward roleplay. Also, when you buy the book you're not just getting a system, but a complex, rich, and interesting world. Not to mention that the art work is AMAZING, and the crunch is surrounded by wonderful bits of narrative that help give context for the rules. It really is a campaign friendly, roleplay based system that has the right amount of rule stuff to bite into a build from. Seriously - check it out.
Romatic Fantasy. This system makes my heart go squee. The system is very flexible, allowing for all kinds of interesting game play. I've played in sessions that were super RP heavy, and more fight-focused, and the system worked well in both. The relationships between characters and NPCs, as well as within the party, help to move not only the narrative, but also to enhance conflict. Once again, this book not only contains the system to play, but also stunning art, and a fascinating setting!