2012-04-06 : Panels at PAX East
Doing a last minute check on my schedule this weekend and I happened upon the descriptions for the little tabletop panels I'm running. I submitted them so long ago I'd forgotten what they said.
Roleplaying Theory, Hardcore
What's a GM? Is there even such a thing? What's the relationship between your character - a fictional person - and your character sheet? Who really owns your character and what can you do about it? What are dice for, and do we really need them? How does roleplaying even, y'know, work?
Join Vincent Baker (Dogs in the Vineyard, Apocalypse World) and Ben Lehman (Polaris, The Drifter's Escape) for a crash course in the tabletop roleplaying theories that kicked off the indie rpg movement. From social context and creative agenda to reward cycle, currency and the components of character, with a good hard look at the real causality at the table. Guaranteed to push conventional wisdom down and take its lunch money.
An Inside Look at Indie RPGs
Curious what's been going on in the coffeehouses and dark alleys of tabletop roleplaying? Wondering what's got those stodgy old dudes' and self-appointed moral watchdogs' knickers all bunched up? Just looking for something beyond “roll to hit, roll damage”? Join some enthusiastic long-timers for an off-the-record tour. We'll show you what's out there, why it's cool, and how you can be part of it. Tell ‘em lumpley sent you.
They sound kind of fun!
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6. On 2012-04-09, Vincent said:
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11. On 2012-04-11, Robert Bohl said: