Education

Episode 3 – Learning Through Play (part 2) ft. Derek Chung

Daniel and Agatha sat down with game designer Derek Chung to discuss Emberwind and the uses of tabletop roleplaying games in therapy!

Learn more about Emberwind at emberwindgame.com and Derek’s other work at nomnivoregames.com.

Back Emberwind on Kickstarter until Dec. 16 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nomnivoregames/emberwind-a-new-breed-of-tabletop-role-playing-gam?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=emberwind

If you have questions about this episode’s theme, the games discussed, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter @aznsrepresent or at aznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads
Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

35. Brodie Atwater

Researcher and larpwright Brodie Atwater brings a lively perspective on larp accessibility, marginalization in gaming communities, and the importance of staying hydrated.

32. Emily Care Boss

Designer and theorist Emily Care Boss joins us this episode to talk Living Games, loving games, and being vulnerable in play. Can role-playing be therapeutic? How do we unite disparate gaming communities? What larp-adjacent practices can we learn from? What’s physi-ing??? You’ll have to tune in to find out!
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30. Maury Brown

Researcher, educator, writer, and President of LearnLarp LLC, Maury Brown joins Alex to talk safety, empowerment, and empathy in live-action play. If you’ve been curious about New World Magischola, come hear Maury describe the larp that’s not about being a wizard, but “becoming the kind of wizard you want to be.”

28. Rachel Kahn

Artist and GM Rachel Khan joins us to talk about running an RPG campaign based on Persian mythology at the Aga Khan museum in Toronto. Isn’t that the coolest thing ever? We also discuss illustrating for games and the magic of dice bowls. Warning: major spoilers for a thousand-year-old poem!

27. D. Vincent and Meguey Baker

To celebrate one year of Backstory, Alex brings on indie legends and Apocalypse World co-creators Meguey and D. Vincent Baker. Topics range from sex education to censorship to masonic initiation ceremonies and quilt preservation – and yes, it’s all related to game design.

18. Ross Cowman

How do you teach analog game design? What makes a game “for kids?” How does the context in which we encounter games influence how we play? Designer and community organizer Ross Cowman talks design, play, music, and more.

17. Gabriel de los Angeles

What role can Larp play in education across the lifespan? Can it help us develop responsible, reciprocal relationships with our land, waters, and communities? Gabriel de los Angeles joins us to discuss his work integrating role-playing into STEAM education.

13. Evan Torner

What do game design and education design have to say to each other? How about larp and VR? Larpwright and academic Evan Torner joins us to talk uncertainty, ideology, transparency, and other fun things hiding in your games.

3. Hannah Shaffer

Tabletop game deigner Hannah Shaffer chats with Alex about collaborative design, collaborative worldbuilding, and finding one’s place in the roleplaying game community. We also briefly attempt to define the word “game,” but thankfully give up quickly.