Archive for the 'RPGs' Category

This episode of Games and Education features an interview with Avery Alder.  Avery is the game designer of The Quiet Year one of my favorite games to play with students, and also many amazing games that deal with marginalized populations and identities like Dreamaskew and Monsterhearts.  Avery's games are easy to run, easy to play, and our conversation is all about how people can learn more about themselves through play and games.  This was a wonderful interview and I hope you all enjoy.

 

Links:

 

https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/

 

My own review of the Quiet Year:  https://gamesandlessons.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/the-quiet-or-not-so-quiet-year-in-the-classroom/

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This is our first episode about LARP.  Learn about Live Action Role Play and how it can encourage student engagement, inspiration, creativity, and push them to want to learn more in the classroom.

 

http://thegameacademy.org/about/resources

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In this episode, we speak with Caroline Hobbs.  She created the RPG Downfall and many more that can be found at http://lessthanthreegames.com/.   Her Short Games series contains One Missed Call which was also talked about on the podcast http://lessthanthreegames.com/short_games/index.html. The episode is great insight into how to play story games in the classroom.  Story Games are easy, simple to start games,  with mechanics that are easy to pick up and try with classes.  I hope everyone enjoys Caroline's games as much as I have.

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This is an amazing interview with Meguey Baker.  Meguey is a game designer of many amazing games for students including 1001 Arabian Nights, Psi Run and many more.  In this interview, we do not discuss her games instead we discuss how to get any student into gaming.  How to make games out of almost anything.  How games and telling stories are the gateways to learning, and how easy it is to start.  It's a fantastic discussion and I hope you all enjoy.

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In this episode, I talk about the philosophy of not always facing every challenge head-on.  It's about the importance of both challenges and teaching students when to flee when to find alternative answers to problems.  It also describes how students can find alternative solutions to problems, and how teachers can create situations where students need to find alternative solutions to challenges.

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In this 4th Episode, we interview Joshua Archer, creator of the Game Academy. A Role Playing and Gaming community for students in the Bay Area of California.  It is a place where students can game and learn how to play and run their own Role Playing games.  It emphasizes education, creativity, and especially collaboration in a safe gaming atmosphere.  Joshua shares his experiences of using Role Playing Game with students.  He explains why RPG games are beneficial for student learning and how others can start their own gaming communities if they want.  It was an amazing interview and I hope all of you will enjoy his knowledge.  

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This 3rd episode is a small one about what is an RPG?  A lot of what you will hear on this podcast is about an immersive education technique called Role Playing Games. This episode describes what a role-playing game is, how it works in different formats, and how easy it to place them in your classroom.  It's a quick intro before you begin to hear some interviews that talk a lot about Role Playing Games.

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