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Games we discussed in this episode include:
Call of Cthulhu
Arkham Horror the Card Game
Dungeons and Dragons
Star Trek RPG
Star Wars RPG
World of Warcraft
Betrayal at House on the Hill
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One of the greatest books on the history of the tabletop roleplaying hobby is by Jon Peterson. It is called Playing At The World.
Empire of Imagination is a biography of one of Dungeons&Dragons' founders, Gary Gygax.
The basic rules set to Dungeons & Dragons that Jon mentioned in the episode.
The Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game Tracy's been getting into of late. One of the great classics.
One of my enduring classics - Rolemaster.
The World of Darkness setting for those into contemporary supernatural/monster stories.
Jon's favorite RPG these days is Numenera. It's character creation system will be discussed in episodes to come.
We discussed our great experience playing Hillfolk, which you can check out at the link.
Find a Con or a Meetup near you and visit. Play some games from earlier in the season or just explore and learn.
Create a character in some RPG system, or create yourself in the unforgivingly honest Time Lords.
Play a game solo, like Arkham Horror: The Card Game.
Read a book about games and gaming, like Greg Toppo's "The Game Believes In You," (the actual title...not the one I made up from whole cloth in the episode..., Jane McGonigal's "Reality Is Broken," Aaron Dignan's "Game Frame," "Second Person," or my own offering "Level Up Your Classroom."
Some of the games we discussed in this episode include:
Dungeons&Dragons: The Legends of Drizzt
Legends of Andor
Pathfinder: The Adventure Card Game
...and no podcast would be complete if Tracy and Jon didn't talk about their favorite MMOs, Dungeons&Dragons Online and World of Warcraft.
Games mentioned in this episode:
Jon Cassie - joncassie at gmail dot com
Tracy Wazenegger - tlwazenegger at gmail com
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Small World is one of the best of all gateway games. Worth playing, in other worlds, to start to get a sense of the contemporary board game hobby, even if you never use it as a tool of game-based learning.
Games Discussed in this Episode:
Vinci - you can find a copy of this for about $40 on eBay.
1960: The Making of the President - recently republished by GMT Games.
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Dominion is findable at virtually any friendly, neighborhood game store. Go visit yours and you'll be good to go.
Some books to read to get a much better appreciation of medieval Europe:
Norman Cantor. "Inventing the Middle Ages."
William Manchester. "A World Lit Only By Fire."
Barbara Tuchman. "A Distant Mirror."
On metacognition in education:
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Jon Cassie is at joncassie at gmail dot com.
Tracy Wazenegger is at tlwazenegger at gmail dot com.
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Mysterium's Board Game Geek site: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181304/mysterium.
A treatise on Victorian parlors: http://www.thisvictorianlife.com/parlor.html.
An assortment of unusual Victorian parlor games: http://listverse.com/2013/01/29/10-weird-parlour-games-played-before-tv-existed/.
The cover art for this episode: [https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2838255/mysterium]
7 Wonders' entry on Board Game Geek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders
What big data is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_data
An interview with the great guru of big data, Hans Rosling, on big data: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo
Jon Cassie speaks with Michigan-based history teacher Mike Irwin about his experiences as a teacher using gamified methods in a charter school in Detroit.
I am joined by Rahul Kanojia of Rogue Robot Studios on this episode of Game Level Learn. Rahul is a game designer and educational gamifier working hard to bring the benefits of gamified instruction to classrooms in his home base of Arizona and to the rest of the world.
To reach Jon Cassie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @joncassie or on Facebook.
To reach Tracy Wazenegger, email email@example.com or on Facebook.
We referenced the following games in this podcast:
Escape Room - there are now hundreds of these interactive puzzle games around the country. This link is to the Pittsburgh version. Great fun!
Find Jane McGonigal's seminal book "Reality Is Broken" here.
Jane McGonigal's Twitter feed is @avantgame.
My book on gamified teaching and learning is available here.
Game Level Learn's theme music is by Blue Dot Sessions. The track is called "Curio" and it is off Blue Dot Sessions' Vacant Distillery album, which can be found here.