In this episode Brian interviews Adelle about her first time playing a role playing game. This is a discussion about Adelle’s experience with Kids on Bikes. Brian discusses the benefits of role playing and explores its impact on Adelle. Its a great discussion and perhaps it will give you insight into how role playing games allow us to roll for change.
Afterlife: Wandering Souls is a role playing game set after death. The game offers 2 key characteristics that caused it to be brought to our attention: 1) It deals with the discovery of lost memories as well as spiritual discovery of your character, and 2)It offers a great sand box for creating stories and allows for multiple worlds in one system. Woody had a discussion with creator Elizabeth Chaipruditkul about the inspiration for the game, and the potential uses of such a game in teaching us about ourselves. We feel certain that you will want to go out and buy this game following this discussion. https://www.angryhamsterpublishing.com/product/afterlife-wandering-souls/
Sometimes we need to reach out to others. We need to engage in social pursuits and connection, even when we are not social distancing, but especially now in the midst of a global pandemic. In this episode we discuss the many ways that you can still game in the midst of social isolation.
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!