Dec 022016
 

We are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Role-playing issues 6 and 7 are now available. These two issues feature articles emerging from two recent conferences: Role-playing and Simulation in Education at Texas State University in Round Rock and Living Games 2016 in Austin, Texas. These conferences took place May 19-22, 2016. The tables of contents are listed below with links to the documents.

Additionally, William J. White has taken over executive editorial duties for the journal, with Sarah Lynne Bowman and Evan Torner serving as coordinating editors for these editions.

Finally, the International Journal of Role-playing issue 5 is available after final layout. Download IJRP 5 here.

On behalf of the editorial board,

Sarah Lynne Bowman

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IJRP 6: Special Issue — Role-playing and Simulation in Education

Sarah Lynne Bowman, “Editorial

Brodie Atwater, “We Need to Talk: A Literature Review of Debrief

Sarah Lynne Bowman and Anne Standiford, “Enhancing Healthcare Simulations and Beyond: Immersion Theory and Practice

Gabriel de los Angeles, “Scaffolding Role Playing: An Analysis of Role-playing Interactions with Non Role-players of All Ages

Jason Cox, “Arts-Based Inquiry with Art Educators through American Freeform

J. Tuomas Harviainen, “Physical Presence in Simulation: A Scratch at the Surface of Complexity

Mikael Hellström, “Playing Political Science: Leveraging Game Design in the Post-Secondary Classroom

Josh T. Jordan, “Simulation and Character Ownership in Secondary Dramatic Literature Education

Graham MacLean, “One Way to Create Educational Games

Evan Torner, “Teaching German Literature Through Larp: A Proposition

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IJRP 7: Special Issue — Living Games 2016

Evan Torner, “Editorial

Ryan Blackstock, “Origin Stories: The Phenomenological Relationship Between Players and their Characters

Tim Hutchings and Jason Giardino, “Foucault’s Heterotopias as Play Spaces

Diana J. Leonard, Lewis & Clark College, “Conflict and Change: Testing a Life-cycle Derived Model of Larp Group Dynamics

TiMar Long, “Character Creation Diversity in Gaming Art

Samara Hayley Steele, “The Reality Code: Interpreting Aggregate LARP Rules as Code that Runs on Humans

William J. White,  “Actual Play at the Forge: A Rhetorical Approach

Dec 022016
 

The International Journal of Role-playing 5 is now available with full layout.

Download the full issue here.

Table of Contents:

J. Tuomas Harviainen, Editorial

Sarah Lynne Bowman and Anne Standiford, “Educational Larp in the Middle School Classroom: A Mixed Method Case Study

Mary Lynn Crow and Larry P. Nelson, “The Effects of Using Academic Role-Playing in a Teacher Education Service-Learning Course

Marjukka Lampo, “Ecological Approach to the Performance of Larping

Michael Sangyeob Lee and Carrie Heeter, “Cognitive Intervention and Reconciliation: NPC Believability in Single-Player RPGs

Mika Loponen and Jukka Särkijärvi, “Review: Playing at the World

Jan 202015
 

Due to some very positive but time consuming events, the final format of issue 5 will be further delayed. As that is however no reason to prevent our authors’ work from being read, we here publish the four peer-reviewed articles and one reviewed book review that form most of the issue. They have not been layouted yet, and will be replaced later by properly formatted ones, but their content will no longer change. The editorial will be published later on, in the full issue.

Sarah Lynne Bowman and Anne Standiford: Educational Larp in the Middle School Classroom:
A Mixed Method Case Study

Mary Lynn Crow and Larry P. Nelson: The Effects of Using Academic Role-Playing in a Teacher Education
Service-Learning Course

Marjukka Lampo: Ecological Approach to the Performance of Larping

Michael Sangyeob Lee and Carrie Heeter: Cognitive Intervention and Reconciliation: NPC Believability in Single-Player RPGs

Mika Loponen and Jukka Särkijärvi: Review: Playing at the World