Category Archives: Storytelling

Plot. How I See It and Other Rambles.

Dungeons & Dragons, the grandfather of all roleplaying games, celebrates its 40th birthday this year! I can’t well think of a better way to incorporate and express all the wonderfully creative aspects of gaming and storytelling than the campaigns born … Continue reading

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So You’re a Hitman? Cool. A Look Back at Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional, directed by Luc Besson is a movie I remember first watching over a decade and a half ago on network TV – a young me thought it was the best thing I’d ever seen: a hitman dropping … Continue reading

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Designing for Youth – Making Games for Players Under 14

…in general when dealing with younger people, he simply thinks of them as adults with a lot less experience. Check out this video from the YouTube channel Extra Credits for one whirlwind analysis of designing games for children.  From the … Continue reading

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Twitch Plays (And Somehow Beats) Pokémon

Remember that single-player video game you loved as a kid but could never play together with friends because that would mean taking turns passing the controller? And remember how you never did that, because that would be, well…lame? Well, the … Continue reading

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Escape the Room!

Here’s what I did this weekend in New York City: The description was simple and exactly accurate for what went down. Our session was made up of a full group of ten would-be escapees. I came with a group of … Continue reading

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Genghis Khan the Cultural Icon

If someone asked you at a party who your favorite historical figure was (a party with no chicks or booze, to borrow a line from Drew Carey), would you have an answer? I would. I’ve long been a “fan” if … Continue reading

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A Roundtable Discussion With…Trolls?

Insight SBS (based out of Australia) sits with a panel of internationally self-identified trolls and a diverse audience of professionals for an hour-long discussion on the issues surrounding “trolling” – the anonymity, the classification, and the lines crossed in the … Continue reading

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