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IJRP 8 and 9

The International Journal of Role-playing Issues 8 and 9 have arrived! These two issues feature articles selected from the Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference at Northeastern University and Living Games Conference 2018 in Peabody, MA. These conferences took place May 17-20, 2018. The tables of contents are listed below with links to the documents.

ISSN 2210-4909

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IJRP 8: Special Issue — Role-playing and Simulation in Education 2018

Sarah Lynne Bowman, Editorial

This special issue contains five articles chosen from among those presented at the Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, on May 17, 2018.

Ken Koziej and Mikael Hellström, Year Zero Economics: Using Edu-Larping to Explore Economic Systems in the Ninth Grade

This paper describes the process of converting elements of the game Mutant: Year Zero for teaching a ninth grade unit on economics, how students played the unit, and the post-game evaluation.

Magdalene Loh,Edu-Larping for Career Design

This paper explains the basis and structure of the Career Design Life Game, which helps participants better understand the job market by mimicking the actual world of school and jobs.

Rian Rezende, Sabrina Araujo, and Denise Portinari,Wonder Cards Storytelling: Imagination, Storytelling, and Role-playing in the Creation of Objects, Spaces, and Experiences

This article explores storytelling and role-playing as resources to create objects, spaces, and experiences in the design of the Wonder Cards.

Susan Weiner,Case Studies as Tabletop RPGs

This paper introduces a method of implementing case studies in the college classroom by using a tabletop framework, allowing students the agency to make decisions that have impact within the world of the case study.

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IJRP 9: Special Issue — Living Games Conference 2018

Evan Torner,Editorial

This special issue contains four articles chosen from among those presented at the Living Games Conference at Northeastern University in Peabody, MA, on May 17-20, 2018.

Russell Murdock,Legal Liability in Live Action Role-Playing: The Law is Dark and Full of Terrors

This paper explores the legal liabilities and risks associated with running a live-action role-playing game (larp), including issues related to alcohol consumption, employee behavior, and personal injury.

Diana J. Leonard and Tessa Thurman,Bleed-out on the Brain: The Neuroscience of Character-to-Player Spillover in Larp

This article pairs emerging neuroscience theory and research with classic psychological models of emotion and motivation to examine the causes and consequences of the important larp phenomenon of bleed-out.

Brodie Atwater and Alex Rowland,Developing a Framework of Larp Counseling

This paper outlines the purpose and challenges of the role of larp counselor in order to discuss the need for standardization due to liabilities and expectations of care. The authors propose a three part guide containing a code of ethics, procedures, and best practices.

Jason Cox,Documenting Larp as an Art of Experience

This article approaches larp documentation and representation by foregrounding player experiences over the narrative created by the designers. The author discusses the development of The Magischola Museum website, designed to house artifacts from the larp series New World Magischola.

IJRP 6 and 7

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

IJRP 5 — Full Layout Version

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