Longtime lurker, first-time poster. Shameless plug here: anyone going to Dragon Con this weekend, I’ll be giving a demo on using tabletop RPGs to teach philosophy. Specifically, I’ll be using a stripped-down DW to discuss the classic Trolley Problem thought experiment. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d love to see you there.
Friday, 4:00pm; RPGs and Philosophical Pedagogy; Tabletop Gaming Track; Westin, Augusta 1-2.
An interactive workshop demonstrating how tabletop RPGs can be used for experiential education.
Moderator: Daniel Amrhein (Journey into Awesome).
Presentation: Ryan Gabriel Windeknecht (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), “Would the Paladin Push the Fat Man? Exploring the Value of Tabletop Role-Playing Games for the Philosophy Classroom.”