Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Role Playing and Story Telling

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Recently, an interesting article came up on the Tor/Forge blog, or at least one that was very interesting to me – in fact, it resonated.  Written by author and gamer James L. Sutter, it was a post entitled “What Roleplaying Teaches Writers” exploring the ties between participating in a role playing game (known as an [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Beating the Ninja

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I was playing Star Wars The Old Republic the other day.  It’s a video game, an MMORPG (MMO for short), which stands for Massive Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game.  In these games, the player controls a digital character (also known as a playable avatar) that s/he moves around in a vast landscape, all within the [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Transmedia, As I’ve Known It

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My daughter, who is a cinema studies major in college, is currently taking a class that explores the fairly new phenomenon known as transmedia.  According to her textbook (A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling by Andrea Phillips), transmedia is “telling a story through multiple communication channels at once, particularly channels such as the web and [….]