Aaaaaand, we’re back…another discussion episode this week.
This time we talk in a highly subjective and biased way – you know like we do – about what we think makes a good roleplayer. What skills do ‘good’ gamers possess or cultivate?; How do we grow through gaming?; What kind of activities and play experiences promote this kind of growth? Please note that the inherent arrogance of this topic is not lost on us – but by way of mitigating it we are joined by a real live academic on this episode, so…something.
Old-people post-game sleepy-eyes threatened to derail this episode at every turn, but we soldiered on and hustled hard to keep the DEAD AIR to a minimum. As it turns out, we have a good little episode to show for it. Huzzah!
Hosts: Jason, Tori, Caleb, David, Miles
Notes & Links:
You need this: the Thinkgeek Eviltron
The article about erasing fear memories from lab mice at John Hopkins
Say it with us…Ray Kurzweil
When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
Cakearokee! Every week at the Highline in Seattle! Come and sing with Tori and James!
Listen to these people, if you don’t already: The Podge Cast
The game design article from the ‘Deeper in the Game’ blog
Games: Fallout: New Vegas; Mall Madness!; Burning Wheel; Call of Cthulhu; Fiasco; Dogs in the Vineyard; Burning Empires; Arkham Horror; Battlestar Galactica Board Game; Drifter’s Escape; Apocalypse World; Everyone is John RPG