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Saturday, October 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Storytelling in Tabletop Games

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Role-playing and other tabletop games are a fantastic catalyst for collaborative storytelling. Creating narrative frameworks and game rules that allow players to have enough control over both story and interaction can be a tricky business. How do game designers do this, and what makes a game truly great?

Moderators
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Jonathan Ying

Jonathan Ying graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with a Liberal Arts Degree, since then he’s worked with Dreamworks Animation Studios, Fantasy Flight Games, and Harper Collins on a variety of projects. He has designed several popular board games including Star Wars... Read More →

Speakers
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John Darnielle

John Darnielle is the author of Wolf in White Van (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and plays in the Mountain Goats. He reflects often on how his life might have been different had he succeeded in his quest to finish the NES side-scroller Ninja Gaiden III: the Ancient Ship of Doom, the... Read More →
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Karen Hallion

Karen Hallion is originally from Nahant, Massachusetts, located just north of Boston. She is a 1997 graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design and holds a BFA in Illustration. Karen taught elementary school art until 2009 when she transitioned to working full-time as a freelance... Read More →
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Katrina Ostrander

Katrina Ostrander is a gamer chick, game master, and fiction editor working at Fantasy Flight Games. She is also a member of the story groups for the Android, Arkham Horror, Legend of the Five Rings, and Runebound universes. Her previous credits include work as a developer on the... Read More →
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Darin Ross

Darin is the creator of the storytelling project Find the Starlight and the party games Superfight and Red Flags. His work can be found at FeatherAndMatch.com.
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Michael R. Underwood

Michael R. Underwood is the author of the Ree Reyes Geekomancy books, the Genrenauts series of novellas, and more. He is currently the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike has been a bookseller, publishers’ representative, and teacher. He is a co-host... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 101 BC