Education

Episode 18: Ainu & Japanese National Identity ft. Marianne Ubalde

Daniel was joined by Marianne Ubalde, a scholar based in Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan for a discussion about the representation and participation of the Ainu people in Japanese media and depictions of Japan in games.

Episode 16: Romantic Representation in Hollywood and Romance in TTRPGs

The Asians Represent crew was joined by Steve to discuss portrayals of Asians in romantic storylines in major motion pictures and the possibility of romance mechanics in TTRPGs.

Dungeons & Da Asians #6: The Real (Fake) History of Xia

The Dungeons & Da Asians crew sat down to write the history of Xia…using an index card TTRPG called Microscope!

84. Jon Cole

Larpwright and sex educator Jon Cole on teaching with larp, designing in collaboration, and creating space for Real Talk.

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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.