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GenCon 2019

I received an e-mail from GenCon… well, let me just post it for you: Accepted for Consideration Dear Chris Mackey (ID: XXXXXX), SEM19146613 Leadership Training…

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Role-Playing Games: Creating a Character, Part I

A typical role-playing game will have one Game Master (GM) who prepares the scenario or story. The GM can either write their own story for the players to play in, or use a published story, called a module. The GM is the facilitator for the group (known as a party). Typically, the party consists of 5-7 players who take on different roles (such as “fighter,” “bard,” “wizard,” etc) and they set out with a common goal, even if they do not have common ethics or morals.

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Role-Playing Games: What Are They?

usinesses have long used a technique called role-playing for various training purposes: The sales representative plays the part of the ornery customer while the sales manager models appropriate techniques to overcome objections. Targeted role-play scenarios such as the sales example are common in the business world. But, role-play in the form of a game that is completely removed from the working situation may have benefits for training, as well.

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