Category Archives: Games

Star Wars Lists

I’m planning on teaching a Star Wars-themed, RPG-driven creative writing course at least once (hopefully/possibly more) during the 2017-2018 academic year. To that end I’m trying to get caught up on the new Di$ney-dictated Star Wars canon and also keeping … Continue reading

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Collaborative World Building Explained

I was asked by a student reporter to write something up that explains my world building class. I have no idea what the final article is going to look like or how much of this will be used, so I’ll … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Fallout 4

I say with no exaggeration that Fallout 3 changed my life. It brought me back to videogaming in a serious way (I’d been playing the FIFA series, GTA, and little else) and demonstrated, in no uncertain terms, the importance role-playing … Continue reading

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My Research in a Nutshell, or Haters Gonna Hate

Working on my third-year review document and I wrote this summary of my research. Thought I encapsulated it rather well, if I do say so myself, so I thought I’d share it here: My research resides at the intersection of … Continue reading

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What’s an RPG/fanfic Writing Workshop Look Like?

Here’s what we did today in a 75 minute session of my Game of Thrones fanfic/RPG course. There were 17 people in class, making it a challenge to keep the story interesting for everyone. This covered the first day of … Continue reading

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American Officials Play Board Games to Understand War

A friend of mine kindly shared a link to this story on Business Insider: American Officials Play Board Games To Understand War The idea that the military uses games to train personnel is nothing new. There’s been a lot of … Continue reading

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Prezi on Speculative Fiction and RPGs in College Classes

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Prezi on my RPG Talk

Last Thursday I gave a talk on the narrative potential of role-playing games. Here’s the Prezi that accompanied the talk. The Evolution and Narrative Potential of Role-Playing Games on Prezi

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GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings Now Available

Just got an email that the GLS 7.0 Conference Proceedings are now available via ETC Press: http://www.etc.cmu.edu/etcpress/content/gls-70-conference-proceedings This publication features my article “Gaming, World Building, and Narrative: Using Role-playing Games to Teach Fiction Writing.” Yay!

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M/MLA Presentations and Comments

Just got back a few hours ago from the M/MLA conference held in St. Louis. The conference theme was “Play…No Seriously.” I gave two presentations: one on using videogames in English classes, and the other on using role-playing games in … Continue reading

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