Playing Politics running a composition course as a role-playng game

Josh Wood, Clemson University

The FYC role-playing game has always centered around politics, and has always borne this name.

Gaming, not gamification

"is gns theory still discussed [in rpg circles]?"

A look at what makes role-playing games "fun"

...being mindful of motivations allowed maximum player engagement across the board.
Students engaged with the world of the games as their characters, not as themselves. This was freeing for many players.
At the end of the day, that engagement, whatever the motivation, is the goal, and the game was just one way of getting to it.

Credits:

Created with images by James Bowe - "Dice" • crosathorian - "P2051904" • cocozi - "cube play role playing game" • Marco Hazard - "Lego Dungeons and Dragons - Action Points"

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