An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games
David Millians, Editor
Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
We recently had a great conversation with Savage Hess and Wulf James-Roby of the Coyote & Crow role-playing game. Coyote & Crow is a Nebula Award nominated sci-fi and fantasy tabletop role playing game set in a First Nations alternate future where colonization never happened. In March 2021, Coyote & Crow became one of the most successful role-playing games to ever fund on Kickstarter, raising more than $1 million dollars. This game was created and led by an all-Native team. You can watch the virtual panel on YouTube, follow Savage on Twitter and Wulf on the web. Wulf also recently joined the CAR-PGA. Welcome!
I’m also revisiting the topic of becoming a 501(c)3 organization. Given that the CAR-PGA is non-profit, it may be a path for us to consider if we plan to invite more high-profile guests. Board member Hawke Robinson offered to roll the CAR-PGA into the RPG Research 501(c)3. Paul Cardwell’s archives are currently housed with RPG Research, including the RPG Museum where the Cardwell collection will be hosted.
Here’s what one of our members said: “I feel very strongly that Hawke’s work regarding research using RPGs, etc. would place our interests on parallel path … I think that rolling CAR-PGA into RPG Research would be hugely positive.”
Do you agree? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR & OFFER FOR READERS
I just wanted to let you know that I found your newsletters immensely useful. They even inspired me to put together my own book on the subject, which I hope that you will find equally interesting.
I would be more than happy to share further complimentary copies with your mailing list, if you think it would also be of interest to them.
At the same time, I also put together a companion volume entitled 3D Printing for Tabletop Games which is also starting to build favourable reviews.
Boardgames in education is indeed a fascinating subject, and I hope that together we can convince more and more educators about their benefits and advantages.
Thank you again for the inspiration.
FROM DAVD MILLIANS
Carter, Chase (2022 May 23) Sapphic and sharp tabletop RPG Thirsty Sword Lesbians wins Nebula Award for best game writing. https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/roleplaying-game/news/thirsty-sword-lesbians-nebula-awards-winner-2022. Dangerous women win the day.
Cazeneuve, Axiel (2022 May 22) Immersion as a Method and a Mindset. https://analoggamestudies.org/2022/05/immersion-as-a-method-and-a-mindset. Anthropological insights from LARP experiences.
Coffey, Kevin (2022 Apr 11) I’m introducing my kids to D&D; Here’s how I’m doing it and why it’s important. https://omaha.com/lifestyles/parenting/im-introducing-my-kids-to-d-d-heres-how-im-doing-it-and-why-its/article_cb084c7c-b993-11ec-be88-f36ab818141e.html. Play and benefits.
Diamond, Amelia (2022 May 21) Who’s Playing Dungeons & Dragons These Days? The Usual Fans, and Then Some. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/21/style/dungeons-and-dragons.html. Story, play, and expanding demographics.
Etheridge, Brian, et al. (2022 May 17) Serious Analog Game Development Across Disciplines. https://analoggamestudies.org/2022/05/thinking-without-borders-serious-analog-game-development-and-trans-disciplinary-education. The benefits of collaboration.
Griepp, Milton (2022 May 3) GAMA Turns It Around in 2021. https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/51086/gama-turns-it-around-2021. Return to profitability.
Meredith at OneBookShelf (2022 May 20) May 2022 Security Update. https://medium.com/oneblogshelf/may-2022-security-update-2a444923984e. Hackers modify prices temporarily on DriveThru sites.
Morrissey, Russ (2022 May 16) Does TSR3 Have Nazi Connections?. https://www.enworld.org/threads/does-tsr3-have-nazi-connections.688528. Unpleasant explorations.
Morrissey, Russ (2022 May 16) Pro-GM Finder Site StartPlaying Raises $6.5 Funding. https://www.enworld.org/threads/pro-gm-finder-site-startplaying-raises-6-5m-funding.688509. Professional game masters.
Speidel, Alex (2022 May 5) Mr. Speidel Goes to Washington. https://unitedpaizoworkers.org/2022/05/05/mr-speidel-goes-to-washington. United Paizo Workers represent Communication Workers of America at White House meeting.
FROM HAWKE ROBINSON
Brown, Sarah (2022 May 8) Nurture Your Entrepreneurial Journey with William Hawke-Robinson, a Legendary Recreational Therapist. https://www.founderscourier.com/nurture-your-entrepreneurial-journey-with-william-hawkes-robinson-a-legendary-recreational-therapist. Interview with the Grandfather of Therepeutic Gaming.
Robinson, Hawke (2022 May 24) How do Role-Plaing Games Help “Improve Lives”?. https://www.hawkerobinson.com/news/how-do-role-playing-games-help-improve-lives. Useful links to discussions of various insightful impacts of gaming.
FROM MIKE TRESCA
Tresca, Mike (2022 May 2) RPG Inspiration: In-Person Events. https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-inspiration-in-person-events.687909. Ideas from real-life locales and adventures.
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