The Basics of RPG Design for Clinical Settings

About this Training

There are so many tabletop roleplaying games out there, it can be difficult to identify which ones are best suited for specific therapeutic goals. Often existing games can be adapted to fulfill different needs, but sometimes designing a game from the ground up to fit your exact objectives makes more sense. This series outlines the basics of RPG design and modification with the goal of using these games in therapy. This training in particular will focus on the building blocks of RPG design with special consideration given to how to best design for clinical settings specifically.

The Basics of RPG Design for Clinical Settings

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Identify three existing tabletop RPG systems to utilize as a therapeutic game in clinical settings.

  • #2

    Analyze data from therapeutic playtests to enhance your game’s therapeutic value for clients.

Instructor(s)

GAME DESIGNER

Clio Yun-su Davis

Clio Yun-su Davis is a game designer and writer whose work largely focuses on grief, Asian and Asian American experiences, pop culture, gender, and adolescence. After earning a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU where they studied Interaction Design, Clio moved into the game design and interactive storytelling field. They have contributed to tabletop roleplaying games such as Kids on Bikes, Hearts of Wulin, and FlipTales, and are the lead designer for the card game Battle of the Boy Bands. In addition to tabletop games, Clio designs live action role-playing games such as The Long Drive Back from Busan, a LARP about a struggling K-pop group, and But Not Tonight, a LARP about nuclear panic in the 1980s. Their interactive novel The Fog Knows Your Name was published by Choice of Games in 2019. When not creating games, Clio can often be found talking about them on panels at gaming conventions across the country.

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    Through understanding the culture and connecting with our clients, we create meaning, relationships, and a place for new thought to birth.

Course Curriculum

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