Jul 122010

I’ve always thought there should be some educational/non-violent/classroom based RPG.  Kids deserve that opportunity to expand their imaginations, and why shouldn’t learning be fun?  As it turns out, at least one other person agress with me.

Pete Figtree has begun to develop a blog tracking his progress to bring role playing games to a classroom setting, and is asking for help from the internet.  He needs thoughts on what systems would be appropriate and how best to convert them for his class.  As much as I love interviewing some of the big names for this site, I think this is the heart and soul of gaming.  One guy with a creative idea, hoping to spread the hobby to a whole new generation, and really trying to innovate gaming while he does it.

I think this is a really cool idea that I’d love to support!  I’ve added a couple of comments for him on his blog, it seems pretty new and doesn’t have a lot of traffic.  I’m hoping we can fix that and give him some help!

Click here to visit his blog!

[tags] education, game mastering, classroom, role playing games, rpg [/tags]

About Nick Nundahl

I'm a wild haired demi-viking living on the East Coast United States. I've run games in countless systems and tanked more game nights than I've ever run successfully, but hopefully I learned a lot in the process and I'd like to pass that on. Follow me on Twitter.

  6 Responses to “Gaming in the Classroom?”

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  2. Oh wow!
    This is exciting!
    I will be clinking on the link to his blog the moment I am done writing this comment.
    As a teacher who has used ‘some’ aspects of table top rpg in the classroom for the first time this past school year I am excited to see what others are thinking about the subject!

  3. I am so very thankful for helping me jumpstart this journey. I think many students will benefit from people like us working together. Learning CAN BE fun.

  4. I also hope to use RPG elements when I get into the classroom. Very cool ideas, Pete.

  5. […] up with a man whose name you are (hopefully) already familiar with: Pete Figtree. Pete has been written about here and was even recently interviewed by Ben. Pete’s a great guy and after talking for a while, […]

  6. I just posted a blog entry about this same topic. I am glad to see that so many people are talking about this issue. It is part of the evolving process of education. We need to address the needs of our students. Change is not a bad thing when done with caution and reasoning. Check out the blog at http://www.ideasforteachers.org/comment-corner.html. Thanks so much for your posting!

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