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How “playing pretend” with tabletop RPGs can make you a more self-aware person.
I’ve been working to varying degrees with education and tabletop gaming for over 13 years now, and have come to the conclusion that the practice of gaming is an incredible tool to facilitate self-reflective behaviour, develop the ability to understand and articulate their emotions, and take an inventory of their strengths and weaknesses. Specifically, the tabletop RPGs Coriolis and The Veil have proven to be incredible tools in and beyond my atypical classrooms.
Why you should be using tabletop RPGs in your classroom (and beyond).
I had the opportunity to speak about my work helping teens gain creative ownership over their education, develop social skills, and experiment with identity at the Damage Camp 2017 gaming conference alongside my good friend and frequent collaborator in gaming, Rachel Kahn. I have not included her material in this post, but have instead greatly expanded upon what I discussed at the conference for those who are interested in my work!
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