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The Librarian's Playbook: An Introduction to Indie Tabletop RPGs
Date
2018
Main contributor
Kumpf, Emily
Summary
When we think about innovation in LIS, we often think digital and electronic, but we also have the opportunity to explore older technologies and non-traditional media that are not often associated with libraries. In this presentation, I will provide an introduction to one such medium: tabletop role-playing games (RPGs). I will focus on independently- created RPGs and the ways in which they can be integrated into library programming. My discussion of the theoretical aspects draws on examples from various games and systems, but I will also give a brief overview of three indie RPGs -- Follow, Be Witching, and The Deep Forest -- that can be used in programs, as well as some general tips for facilitating games.
Subjects
Libraries -- cultural programs; Tabletop role-playing games; Collaborative storytelling
Genre
Educational
Collection
Forum for Information Professionals (FIP)
Unit
Default Unit
Language
English
Terms of Use
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