Psychologist Diana J Leonard shares her work on the life cycle of play communities.
A very enthusiastic chat with ONE SHOT Network co-founder, podcaster, improviser, game designer, and professional goof boy James D’Amato. Plus a special announcement: our host is now on Patreon! The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide James on Twitter ONE SHOT CAMPAIGN Alex on Patreon!!!!!!!!!!!!
Game designer Camdon Wright joins us for a chat about designing for emotion, GMing outside your comfort zone, and being a fan of stuff, not people.
Game designer and wandering Kiwi Lauren McManamon talks about applying discursive analysis to the gaming table, roleplaying desire, and the strange birds that help us get through it all. We also discuss Lauren’s academic work on the treatment of sexual assault complainants in the legal system, so please take care if and when you decide to listen.
Kai Poh, games journalist and co-runner (with his partner Elisha) of the Role Over Play Dead blog, chats with Alex about tabletop and live-action gaming in Malaysia.
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 … Read more
Game designer and Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Jessica Hammer explores how we can take a more precise approach to transformative play through research and iteration.