46 episodes

Rolling for Change is a podcast that explores the therapeutic value of tabletop gaming. Is gaming really good for you? If so, what are the mechanisms and dynamics that make it possible? We intend to find out with monthly podcasts which will explore games, mechanics, themes, and other attributes of the tabletop culture. Not only that, but we will be talking to game designers, and others in the tabletop industry to get their opinion on the psychology behind some of our favorite games. We will also be looking at the function of tabletop gaming in the classroom, and in the therapy office. Finally we will look at the literature and studies regarding the tabletop hobby. Whether your interests are in party games, or role play, bidding, or hidden identity, we hope to gather the information and pose the questions that have been unanswered. We look forward to this new adventure, thanks for joining us.

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Rolling for Change is a podcast that explores the therapeutic value of tabletop gaming. Is gaming really good for you? If so, what are the mechanisms and dynamics that make it possible? We intend to find out with monthly podcasts which will explore games, mechanics, themes, and other attributes of the tabletop culture. Not only that, but we will be talking to game designers, and others in the tabletop industry to get their opinion on the psychology behind some of our favorite games. We will also be looking at the function of tabletop gaming in the classroom, and in the therapy office. Finally we will look at the literature and studies regarding the tabletop hobby. Whether your interests are in party games, or role play, bidding, or hidden identity, we hope to gather the information and pose the questions that have been unanswered. We look forward to this new adventure, thanks for joining us.

    Gaming and Environment

    Gaming and Environment

    Brian, Ginger, Josue and Woody discuss how gaming can impact our understanding of environment as well as if and how the environment is impacted by hobby gamers.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Merry Monopoly Christmas

    Merry Monopoly Christmas

    In the past, we have made fun of Monopoly. It has become the butt of many gamer jokes, but does it deserve its reputation? In this episode, Brian, Josué, and Woody discuss the virtues of gamers’ most reviled game. We suggest that you pause your drinking games, or at least be prepared to have a […]

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Roll for Progress w Brennan Jordan

    Roll for Progress w Brennan Jordan

    In this episode Woody talks with Brennan Jordan of Roll for Progress (catchy name right?) about his work using rpgs in therapy practice.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rolling for Doug via Pax Unplugged

    Rolling for Doug via Pax Unplugged

    We have just returned from the fabulous gaming expo known as Pax Unplugged. We invited Dr. Brian Quinones and Tim Grant from Gaming Approaches Toward Education to help us unpack the Pax, and unplug with the Doug. The podcast itself is full of silliness and inside jokes but hopefully we will carry the mirth to […]

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Kids on Bikes with Doug Levandowski

    Kids on Bikes with Doug Levandowski

    We are so excited to share with you, a conversation we had with Doug Levandowski. If one of the roles of Rolling for Change is to identify games with the potential for self discovery and confrontation of the unconscious self, Kids on Bikes does this in a way that allows the players to totally bleed […]

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Consent in Gaming with Sean K Reynolds

    Consent in Gaming with Sean K Reynolds

    In this episode, Brian and Woody discuss with Sean K Reynolds the Consent in Gaming document, recently released on Drive Thru RPG. Sean K Reynolds and Shanna Germain wrote this pdf to assist GMs and players alike to develop consensual games. Perhaps this is an oft missed discussion, but there are situations that come up, […]

    • 1 hr 14 min

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