The Library Game by Open Story Games is a TTRPG/LARP where players learn about library organization while acting as researchers trying to prepare for a catastrophe that’s about to befall the building! Collect magical words for creating your solution before time runs out!
If you’re looking to use TTRPGs in the classroom or after class/at home to reinforce science and engineering learning, check out here for a few very big ways that you can incorporate core science and engineering skills into your games while keeping them fun!
Cozy Companion is a magazine from Snowbright Studio that includes TTRPG adventures, project features, and activities for all ages (kids and adults can both enjoy) that all revolve around a particular theme for each issue! This review is for Cozy Companion volume 3: All Things Nautical!
Resilience is a critical skill that affects how we handle life’s twists and turns, and, while it is important for adults to learn too, it is imperative that kids have the opportunity to pick up resilience skills to help them later in life, in handling their current school load, and more… And TTRPGs are an excellent way to practice handling failure and dealing with life’s nat 1’s.
ArithMagine is a TTRPG system, made to pair with Stories RPG, for practicing numeracy skills! It’s a fun ruleset for playing with math in a dynamic and creative way that connects with the story that you make together. It’s also easy to fit into a class or school program with its rules-lite set up and flexibility to fit with any adventure.
This post is to provide quick references to the resources mentioned during the IN State Library webinar on July 19, including additional EDU resources and links to the games shown throughout the presentation.
Teacher-Gamer Handbook is a guide for educators to learn the ins and outs of effectively running a tabletop RPG class! This book covers class outlines and activities, detailed explanations of the skills kids learn through TTRPGs, tips for addressing common concern points, and SO much more! As a teacher-gamer who uses TTRPG elements in the class that I teach, I loved getting to check this out, and I hope you do too!
This list contains scholarly resources (journal publications, books, conference proceedings, etc) that discuss using tabletop RPGs for education.
As an engineer and engineering professor, I know how critical problem solving skills are for work, students, and just life in general…. and tabletop RPGs are a great way to hone and practice those skills in a very fun way that fosters a positive outlook when faced with a challenge! Read on for a discussion on problem solving skills, a fun example about a dragon lair heist, and how TTRPGs apply can help develop these skills through practice!
Almost as often as I see people talk about the benefits of using tabletop RPGs to teach, I see people talking about how difficult it is to get it approved for classroom use. This article goes over how I was able to get some TTRPG elements approved for my class and gives ideas to help you submit a successful proposal to your administration.