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.
Shrinks on Bikes- Cricket Falls 8
Due to the length of the sessions our band of merry pranksters used, most episodes will be quickly followed by the next one. At the end, you will also find a short debrief from episodes 7 and 8.
Shrinks on Bikes- Cricket Falls 7
When we started this Kids on Bikes campaign, all we knew is that we each wanted to game, and we wanted to do so with a consciousness towards how character development in RPGs, can play into a bigger picture. The bleed into the game and the bleed out are kind of amazing to watch. If […]
Edrighor with Allen Turner
Last year, Brian, Josue, and Woody got to have a very enlightening discussion with Allen Turner; creator of the game Edrighor. The sound is a little off at times, but this one could not be left in the can as it is too important. Allen was a gracious guest and offered us lots of jumping-off […]
Cricket Falls 6
This is the 6th episode in our Cricket Falls story. Initially these were supposed to be a separate podcast, but as it felt that it fit in with the overall tenor of Rolling for Change, we figured we would shop it here first. The podcast when it does have a home, will be called Shrinks […]
Cricket Falls 5
The backlog of episodes for Cricket Falls is pretty large, but I am working to crank out at least 1 a week. For those who missed the first episode, this was my first attempt at creating a narrative rpg. I used the Kids on Bikes system due to its rules lite nature and the very […]
Kris Johnson- Making Art with Games
This conversation between Kris and I happened back in June of 2020. We were in lockdown, wondering what would happen next. Well, what happened is Rolling for Change went silent for a while. However, now Rolling for Change is rising again. On the heels of our amazing TAGGS gathering, Rolling for Change rose back up […]
Such an awesome perspective!