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Rolling For Change
95 minutes | 2 years ago
RFC 25 Life Simulation Games
This year is going to be an amazing year for our little podcast. You will see more regular content, twitch streams, and potentially live shows at gaming conventions. That said, I am very excited to offer this deeper discussion of life simulation games. Brian, Josue and I discuss the values and reasons behind life simulation games. We discuss tabletop gaming and computer games both. I hope you will enjoy this journey. Best wishes, keep on gaming, and keep on Rolling for Change.
71 minutes | 3 years ago
RFC #17 Conflict in Gaming
Hey guys, Thanks for listening to Rolling for Change. We have some great new content coming for you in the next few months. In this episode of Rolling for Change, Brian and Woody discuss how conflict plays a role in our game experiences and how we respond to that conflict. This will likely be one of many discussions about conflict, but its a start. Please let us know any areas of conflict you would like us to address in the future. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or at our twitter feed @rollforchange.
73 minutes | 3 years ago
Returning from Pax Unplugged
Coming home after Pax Unplugged was not a let down. I felt my soul battery recharge while we were there. So by the time I got to sit down with Josue and Brian again, I was still giddy and excited about our experience. So this is the episode in which we, your humble hosts geek out about Pax Unplugged. About 3/4 of the way through, you will notice the absence of Josue...he had to go so we carried on. Anyway, enjoy this episode and let us know your thoughts, especially if you also came from Pax Unplugged with an experience to share. Cheers, Woody
69 minutes | 3 years ago
RFC #15 Pax Unplugged Live
Back in November Brian, Josue and myself were able to present at the inaugural Pax Unplugged. We went to talk about the podcast and our vision for developing awareness of the way gaming is impacting us. We did not expect to have such an amazing audience or to discover stories of how games have impacted others. I believe what we are offering here in this episode is very special because the people that spoke to us from the audience were just amazing people, presenting their stories and allowing themselves to be vulnerable with us. I called it a church service because it really started to feel as if they were all coming to the pulpit to testify. It was a truly amazing experience for each of us and I am very happy to present it to you here. We have had some hiccups, but we are still dedicated to getting this information out and to keeping the podcast running. We will have another one for you very soon. Keep on Rolling for Change!
57 minutes | 3 years ago
RFC #14 Smacktalk and Metagaming
This is our second episode from Pax unplugged and this one is about smacktalking and metagaming. This one was a lot of fun to work on and I think you guys will enjoy the ride as well. We also talk about Twilight Imperium a lot, so be prepared for that. We have more episodes coming up for you soon, including our live podcast at Pax Unplugged. We are always looking for feedback, and ideas about the show. Particularly we want to know what topics you would like for us to discuss. We are also looking for people with gaming stories and interviewees- so please reach out to us. You can do this by mailing email@example.com Thanks for listening, keep on Rolling for Change.
31 minutes | 3 years ago
RFC #13 Pax Unplugged 1 of 5
Hi folks, In this first podcast from Pax Unplugged 2017, I spent some time walking around the convention and talking with game designers that caught my attention. One of the many goals of our podcast is to expose the games that bring us so much happiness, or in this case will be in the near future. As this is my first such walk around, please forgive the sound issues. I was pleased with how well the interviews stood out against the loud background of people at the convention. I was not pleased with the pops and sometimes unevenness in the sound. Despite that, I feel these interviews are worth your attention and I hope they will bring you a little bit of the flavor of the con. In the next episode, Josue, Brian and myself are together live for the first time. We will be discussing a bit about Pax Unplugged and then we will get into talk about smack talk, and meta gaming. Stay tuned. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us by using @geektherapy and use the hashtag #RFC. We are still working on fleshing out our show notes in the BGG Rolling For Change Guild, but we will be coming along. Until next time, Plance those meeples and keep on rolling for change.
21 minutes | 3 years ago
RFC 12 A Short discussion with Woody
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I flew solo this episode. So things are a little shorter than the usual show, but I wanted to develop some consistency in the podcasting so I went on anyway. In this episode I discuss a couple of games and a couple of newsworthy topics. I bumble my way through a little, but the information may be worth while to you and I will provide show notes as soon as possible so that you can check out the items I am discussing. Don't forget to stop by and see us at Pax Unplugged. Its a panel, but if you want to come by and say hello we would love to meet you. If you want to spend some time with us in a game, just write us email@example.com Until next time, you know where your dice are, so keep on rolling for change!
67 minutes | 3 years ago
RFC 11- Gaming as Self Care
Hi Folks, Rolling for Change is getting ready for a panel at Pax Unplugged. We will be presenting on Sunday at 10 AM. Please let us know if you will be at Pax as we would love to chat with you. While you are waiting, we will be putting out 2 podcasts. This first one is from Brian and I. Here we discuss Games as tools for self care. With any luck, we will have another episode for you tomorrow. Enjoy and please let us know how we are doing. Send correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
138 minutes | 4 years ago
Dreamchasing with Peter Petrusha
Wow, That was a long time between episodes. Nevertheless, we have a new episode for you finally. This time around we are talking to Peter Petrusha, the maker of the Dreamchaser RPG. I think you guys are going to really enjoy the potential that this game offers. We also discuss Shoptalk, a therapuetic game for helping kids who are dealing with cancer.Â Thanks for listening, Woody
74 minutes | 4 years ago
Interview with Autumn Hahn
Hi guys, I know, I know, its been years since we last uploaded a new show. I apologize but I feel as if this one was worth the wait. We have an interview here with fellow gamer and therapist Autumn Hahn. I found Autumn on the BGG group talking about therapy and board games. That was all I needed to know that I wanted to know more about her and her practice. In this episode we discuss the role of gaming in therapy, trauma interventions, and Autumn's board game designs. I think you will enjoy the show, and we all appreciate your taking time out to listen to us.
70 minutes | 4 years ago
A Discussion with Ward Batty
Finally, another episode of Rolling for Change emerges from it's coccoon. Before I tell you about the episode, please stop what you are doing and go to this link: https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2mU9KQB&v=3 This is a short survey about the Geek Therapy Network and Rolling for Change. Now, this episode is an interview with Ward Batty. Ward is the creator of 3 great Atlanta conventions that provide our little community here in Georgia with an epic level of gaming. He is here with us today to talk about his interest in games, the world of conventioning, and the community that we as gamers exist within. I am excited to host this interview and I hope you will all enjoy it as well. Thanks for listening, keep on rolling, Woody, Brian and Josue
106 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep 7. Mageling
Our newest episode of Rolling for Change features an interview with Joseph Butler, creator of the game Mageling- now up on Kickstarter at Mageling. We discuss a recent game convention, and go for a deeper dive into the lived experience of our wonderful board gaming hobby. Don't forget to drop by our guild: Rolling For Change BGG Guild Getting Rolling for Change up and running has been amazing and we really appreciate your feedback and interest. If you like our show, please recommend it to others. If you have suggestions we would love to hear them. The mision objective for our podcast is still being developed, but we would like to think that we are exposing players to the transformative nature of our hobby. Change can come from the therapy session, the classroom, business meetings, and yes even at your own game gathering. We hope to continually explore the depths of our hobby and inspire others to engage in this cardboard universe. Email us: email@example.com Twitter: @rollforchange And of course we would love for you to join us on the Geek Therapy facebook group.
111 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 6: Oppression in Boardgaming
Hello there friends, This is episode 6 of Rolling for Change. This time around we bring on a good friend, David Skoog, to help us explore and discuss the role of boardgames in defining as well as proliferating oppression. We particularly discuss this in relation to culture and racist ideologies. The result is a rather deep dive that takes us on a far reaching journey. We hope you will enjoy this episode. Don't forget, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our twitter feed @rollforchange We can also be found on the Geek Therapy Facebook page so come and join the family.
110 minutes | 4 years ago
Hey guys, This episode focuses on the game Bad Habit by Glen Given. It is a deduction game about non-suicidal self injury. As such please be aware that some of our discussion contains sensitive material and may not be suitable for all listeners. Also of note here, the episode was recorded very early in the formulation of Rolling for Change. This means that the sound quality is to my ears quite bad. There is a huge learning curve in developing a podcast and sound editing, getting the right equipment, and the right software is part of that learning curve. I apologize for the sound but we felt the discussion and the interview were so worthwhile that they needed to be presented regardless of those challenges. The following information comes from the webpage for Bad Habit: If you or any friends/family needs help for self-harm and you’re not sure where to turn, call the S.A.F.E. Alternatives information line in the U.S. at (800) 366-8288 for referrals and support for cutting and self-harm. If you are in the middle of a crisis, feeling suicidal and need help right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the U.S. at (800) 273-8255. For a suicide helpline outside the U.S., visit Befrienders Worldwide To learn more about Bad Habit and Glen Given please check out http://www.gamesbyplaydate.com/
53 minutes | 4 years ago
How To Be A Therapeutic RPG Game Master
On this episode Josué interviews Adam Johns and Adam Davis, professional game masters and founders of Wheelhouse Workshop, where they run groups using tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons to help teens build real-life social skills. This is part 2 (of 2) of the interview. For the first half check out the episode "How To Become A Therapeutic RPG Game Master" on Geek Therapy. If you are on iTunes, click here. Wheelhouse Workshop: http://www.wheelhouseworkshop.com/ Geek Therapy on iTunes:https://itun.es/us/ZuSJG.c Geek Therapy website: http://www.geektherapy.com/
65 minutes | 5 years ago
Hello folks, Thanks for downloading another episode of Rolling For Change. We are excited to have you here and we really look forward to your feedback and participation in our discussion. If you like what we are doing let us know by sending email to email@example.com Follow us on Twitter @rollforchange Share us on facebook, and rate us on ITunes. In this episode Brian and I discuss the psychology of cooperative games. The discussion looks at definitions, research and applications to education and therapy. Show notes will be here in the next few days, but for now we want you to be able to get the newest podcast. Thanks for listening, keep rolling for change!
72 minutes | 5 years ago
Thinking about Worker Placement Games
In this episode we discuss our experience of worker placement games and how these games can be used in therapy and education.
53 minutes | 5 years ago
What is Rolling For Change?
Rolling for Change is a podcast that explores the therapeutic value of tabletop gaming. Is gaming really good for you? If so, what are the mechanisms and dynamics that make it possible? We intend to find out with monthly podcasts which will explore games, mechanics, themes, and other attributes of the tabletop culture. Not only that, but we will be talking to game designers, and others in the tabletop industry to get their opinion on the psychology behind some of our favorite games. We will also be looking at the function of tabletop gaming in the classroom, and in the therapy office. Finally we will look at the literature and studies regarding the tabletop hobby. Whether your interests are in party games, or role play, bidding, or hidden identity, we hope to gather the information and pose the questions that have been unanswered. We look forward to this new adventure, thanks for joining us. Welcome to Rolling for Change, a podcast about the social, psychological, and educational aspects of tabletop board gaming. In this first episode we gather to discuss the purpose and plan for our podcast, introduce the hosts of our show, and discuss our vision for the journey we are on together.
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