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.
Cricket Falls Episode 2
It has been some time since we have presented you guys with something new. We were on a brief hiatus so that yours truly (Woody) could start a new job and 2 more just to be safe. However, we will start getting those episodes out again as quickly as we can. Today, we return to […]
Victory Point w/ Adi Singal
In this episode, Josue and I meet with Adi Singal, a good friend, and now the producer of his own Hebrew board game review channel. In English its called Victory Point. Adi talks about what brought him to making his Youtube Channel, his love for linguistics, and of course games. Here is a link to […]
Shrinks on Bikes (Ep 1)
As we started our social distancing and lockdown experience, Tim Grant, Brennan Jordan, Brian Quinones, and myself (Woody Harris) started a game of Kids on Bikes both as a way of helping me get used to Gming, and as a way of passing our indoor time. We had the notion that this story would play […]
Playing with Roles, featuring Sarah Lynne Bowman
That title is a very simplistic picture of the discussion Brian, Josué, and Woody had with Sarah Lynne Bowman. In this interview with Sarah, we discussed how role-playing can have transformational potential. We discussed creating games and environments with intentionality and the benefits of using a game as a container for vulnerability and personal growth. […]
Spiritual Role Playing with Menachem Cohen
Role playing has been a pretty common area of discussion for Rolling for Change in recent times. The fact is role playing is one of the most open ended mechanics in gaming, allowing for exploration of self, group dynamics and processing of conflict. It really is one of the most malleable tools we have in […]
Education and having fun again with Erica Sanders
In this episode, Woody and Josué discuss using games for educational purposes with Erica Sanders from FunAgain games https://funagain.com/pages/ashland-retail. We discuss how the pandemic has impacted the board game industry and also how we can still find ways to have fun in the midst of a global crisis. Be sure and visit the Ashland FunAgain […]
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Such an awesome perspective!