After a break in February, Rolling for Change returns with a new episode. This time we are geeking out over Star Wars gaming and Star Wars in general. We wanted to act while the fever is alive. However, whether you like the new episodes, or just want to stick to the classics, we discuss the value of being in the Star Wars universe and what it means as a gamer. We did not discuss video game adaptations unfortunately, but you can also find a number of opportunities to explore a galaxy far, far away, online and on home consoles. This episode we are joined by our new friend Dave Johnson who comes to us with a wealth of experience in Star Wars gaming and a solid understanding of the lore and mythology of the Star Wars universe.
Brian, Ginger, Josue and Woody discuss how gaming can impact our understanding of environment as well as if and how the environment is impacted by hobby gamers.
In the past, we have made fun of Monopoly. It has become the butt of many gamer jokes, but does it deserve its reputation? In this episode, Brian, Josué, and Woody discuss the virtues of gamers’ most reviled game. We suggest that you pause your drinking games, or at least be prepared to have a designated meeple! Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Rolling for Change!
In this episode Woody talks with Brennan Jordan of Roll for Progress (catchy name right?) about his work using rpgs in therapy practice.
We have just returned from the fabulous gaming expo known as Pax Unplugged. We invited Dr. Brian Quinones and Tim Grant from Gaming Approaches Toward Education to help us unpack the Pax, and unplug with the Doug. The podcast itself is full of silliness and inside jokes but hopefully we will carry the mirth to you dear listeners. The fact is Pax U is one of my favorite expo style conventions and hopefully we will at least influence you to join us on the next journey.
We are so excited to share with you, a conversation we had with Doug Levandowski. If one of the roles of Rolling for Change is to identify games with the potential for self discovery and confrontation of the unconscious self, Kids on Bikes does this in a way that allows the players to totally bleed and be present. I think especially for those of us who are aging young rebels, this game offers an opportunity to explore your past and the stuckness that may come with the changes of our childhood and teen years. Either way, we hope this discussion with Doug will be enlightening. We also hoe that you will take the opportunity to go quickly and buy this amazing RPG. You can find it at Renegade Games, Drive Thru RPG, FLGS, and of course Amazon. Listen, buy, play! Enjoy!