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Seminar: Hearts & Minds

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What is this table-top role-playing thing? How does it work, what does it do, what kind of designs do which things? I've got some ideas, and so do you. This is where we talk it over.

Some of my posts here present a concept, game title, or a historical hobby event for discussion in the comments, so join in with a will. You'll also find interviews and conversations. (Soon I'll amend the Hearts & Minds  blue button so you can post these things on your own.)

I'm also running what I guess I call "labs," which are organized and prepared at the Patreon. I run them on Mondays using Discord, and anyone pledging there can participate when they feel like it. I post the recordings here the following Monday with ongoing discussion in the comments.

Sometimes people email me with questions. Since I don't know them, and don't know the (sometimes) complicated process that led to them deciding to ask, I have to ask dense-seeming questions back in order to know what they're talking about before I can answer anything, or know if I can answer at all.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
23 Oct 2019
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Megan Bennett-Burks and I toss some topics back and forth mainly because we both grapple with them. You'll probably recognize my beefs with crowdfunding, or rather, how it happened to turn out in practice, despite my support for the basic idea; also, my ongoing effort to distinguish between text as teaching vs. reference vs. user manual.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
21 Oct 2019
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Ok, here are some more characters I built. Some are built for fun, others built for actual play. Building interpretations of characters is a bit of "lonely fun" sometimes and a mental exercise on how "I would build them".

If more people shared their interpretations we could get a Plato's Cave Allegory of RPG builds going. I would love to see these characters expressed in different systems and with a different focus.

Here is my build of Leonardo of TMNT fame

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
05 Sep 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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Below is this week’s build. If anyone out there has their own character builds, I would love to see them.

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
04 Sep 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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Below is this week’s build.

Today we present Iron Man!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
14 Aug 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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Below is this week’s build. If anyone out there has their own character builds, I would love to see them.

Today we present Modesty Blaise!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
13 Aug 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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Below is this week’s build. If anyone out there has their own character builds, I would love to see them.

Today we present Ryu!

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
07 Aug 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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A character build can speak volumes about what a game is attempting to do.

Posted by: Jerry D. Grayson
01 Aug 2019
Games: Mythic D6
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This is the very kind interview with Lucas Falk, including Peter Malmberg as fellow guest. Late in the evening during Lincon, Lucas found a corridor which seemed quiet, pulled some interesting high-backed, well-padded chairs into a curiously intimate small circle, and commenced to interview there. We did not expect that most of Linköping would then gather in that exact area and make noise, so the interview is more "naturalistic" than it should be, but that clears soon.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
24 Jun 2019
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This was a remarkable opportunity and experience. Adding my old-book RuneQuest game session to the Gothcon schedule caught some attention, as the Swedish version of the new edition has been organized, and its publisher and authors asked if we could add a panel for some conversation.

Posted by: Ron Edwards
22 May 2019
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