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Tabletop Role-Playing Game Design 101

Lewis Pulsipher, Game designer, Teacher, Author

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11 Videos (1h 18m)
    • 10 "Need to Knows" about RPG design part 1

      6:26
    • 10 "Need to Knows" about RPG design part 2

      6:20
    • RPGs - what do they really amount to, Part 1

      6:13
    • RPGs - what do they really amount to, Part 2

      6:59
    • Are you a Game Designer or a Fiction Writer?

      7:39
    • 10 "Need to Knows" about writing clear rules part 1

      4:37
    • 10 "Need to Knows" about writing clear rules part 2

      7:52
    • RPG Business vs hobby and human opposition

      4:15
    • 10 "Need to Knows" about freelancing

      12:03
    • Prisoners of Capitalism part 1

      7:41
    • Prisoners of Captalism part 2

      7:30

About This Class

This is a longish class for Skillshare (well over an hour)

While I say it's for tabletop design, much if not most of it applies to video game RPG design as well. Video RPGs excel at combat, but lack flexibility; tabletop RPGs provide maximum flexibility through the "neutral" referee ("DM").

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Lewis Pulsipher

Game designer, Teacher, Author

Dr. Lewis Pulsipher (Wikipedia: "Lewis Pulsipher"; "Britannia (board game)"; "Archomental" ) is the designer of half a dozen commercially published boardgames. His game "Britannia" is described in an Armchair General review "as one of the great titles in the world of games." Britannia was also one of the 100 games highlighted in the book "Hobby Games: the 100 Best". He has over 17,000 classroom hours of teaching experience including teaching video game design and production, and over 20 years...

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