Episode 19: Running Games with ADHD
August 27, 2019
Another episode, another special guest! This week, The One Shot Network’s James D’Amato joins the Session Zero duo to talk about the strengths and challenges of being a gamemaster with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The three of us jump right in and discuss strategies for success, workarounds for common struggles, and how to be kind to yourself.
Steve Discont can found on twitter at @bearlynormal, and Porter Green at @DagmarRugosa.
Our guest James D’Amato’s work can be found at his podcasts One Shot & Campaign. James can be found at his twitter at @oneshotrpg. His book, The Ultimate RPG Game Play Guide, can be found here.
A quick note: Steve on the podcast referred to a mobile app called 30/30. At the time of this episode airing, it seems this app is longer available online. Sorry!
A pomodoro alternative for beginners: Forest (https://www.forestapp.cc/) A lovely app for beginners that is cross platform and plants a little tree in your digital forest for each session of work you do.
You can go to the following URLs or research articles to learn about some of the topics discussed in this episode:
“Anxiety in Adults with ADHD” by Keath Low
“Hyperfocus: The Other Side of Adult ADHD” by Jenara Nerenberg at CNN Health
“Fidget Toys Aren’t Just Hype” by Katherine Isbister at Scientific American
Levy, F., & Swanson, J. M. (2001). Timing, space, and ADHD: The dopamine theory revisited. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35(4), 504-511. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1614.2001.00923.x
Meaux, J. B., & Chelonis, J. J. (2003). Time perception differences in children with and without ADHD. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 17(2), 64–71. doi:10.1067/mph.2003.2
Quinn, P. O., & Madhoo, M. (2014). A review of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in women and girls: uncovering this hidden diagnosis. The primary care companion for CNS disorders, 16(3), PCC.13r01596. doi:10.4088/PCC.13r01596
“Productivity 101: An Introduction to the Pomodoro Technique” by Alan Henry at Lifehacker