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 Andhe 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”