Table Top Role Playing Games in Education

March 26, 2008 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

There were some meaty comments in response to my first post on this topic , and the day after Clark was born Matthijs Holter sent me another thought provoking email, which I’ve finally responded to.

Here is Matthijs’ email:
As someone who lives and breathes tabletop role-playing, I’m always surprised to be reminded that not everybody does – tabletop role-playing is, after all, a fairly marginal hobby. The most popular TRPGs used to be those that were most “game-like” – like older versions of D&D; however, with Vampire: The Masquerade, a lot of people started playing just because it seemed cool to be a vampire. Still, games that don’t require too much personal input/stretching of imagination are probably the way to go for entry-level players, such as students and teachers.

Author: Mark Wagner, Educational Technology Blog, 25th March 2008

Full article available here.

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