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This presentation was done at the Games and libraries seminar held at the State Library of NSW, 13 July 2011

This presentation was done at the Games and libraries seminar held at the State Library of NSW, 13 July 2011

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  • Introduction to Role Playing Games 13 th July 2011 presented by Minh Tran Parramatta City Library
  • Game of Thrones
    • Players assume the roles of Characters in a fictional setting .
    • Actions taken within the game succeed or fail
    • System of rules and guidelines
    • Several forms of RPG :
      • Pen-and-paper RPG,
      • Live action role-playing games (LARP)
    • Game master
  • Game Master
    • Simply is the GOD.
    • He/she designed and control the game world.
    • He/she knits all the characters together.
    • He/she is the director.
    • Weaved plots and stories.
    • Help players to develop their characters
    • Preparing soundtracks.
  • T he Minkarian Chronicles
            • 1993 T.A.F.E. Luncheonfest: Temple of the Elemental
            • 1994 Battletech SAGA of the Apocalypse
            • 1995 Necronomicon: The unfolding slider dominions
            • Onwards Emergence of the metamorpho Renaissance
            • 2001 Shadow Games : Masters of the Multiverse
    • Role-playing start at tafe lunchtime. We explore the Temple of Elemental.
    • First role-playing/gams convention Saga at Glebe playing battle tech table top game
    • Necronomicon held at Newtown Performing Arts high School
    • Entered the wonders of RPG, new passion found and flourish
    • Become the convention organiser
  • Tomes of forbidden knowledge http://www.wizards.com/ http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG http://www.gamesparadise.com.au/ http://www.infinitas.com.au/
  • Dungeons and dragons character sheets
    • SUITABLE FOR CHARACTERS OF ANY RACE OR CLASS (INCLUDING MULTICLASS CHARACTERS)
    • ________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________
    • CHARACTER NAME PLAYER NAME
    • ____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________ ______________________________ __________ ___________________
    • CLASS AND LEVEL ECL RACE/TEMPLATE SIZE GENDER
    • __________________ _________________________________________________ ________________ _______________ ____________________________________________________________
    • ALIGNMENT RELIGION/PATRON DEITY HEIGHT WEIGHT LOOKS
    • ABILITY SCORES
    • STR ___________= ________ + ______________ + _____________ - __________________
    • STRENGTH TOTAL BASE SCORE + ENHANCEMENT MISC. MISC. STRENGTH
    • RACIAL MOD. BONUSES BONUSES PENALTIES MODIFIER
    • DEX ___________= ________ + ______________ + _____________ - __________________
    • DEXTERITY TOTAL BASE SCORE + ENHANCEMENT MISC. MISC. DEXTERITY
    • RACIAL MOD. BONUSES BONUSES PENALTIES MODIFIER
    • CON ___________= ________ + ______________ + _____________ - __________________
    • CONSTITUTION TOTAL BASE SCORE + ENHANCEMENT MISC. MISC. CONSTITUTION
    • RACIAL MOD. BONUSES BONUSES PENALTIES MODIFIER
    • INT ___________= ________ + ______________ + _____________ - __________________
    • INTELLIGENCE TOTAL BASE SCORE + ENHANCEMENT MISC. MISC. INTELLIGENCE
    • RACIAL MOD. BONUSES BONUSES PENALTIES MODIFIER
    • WIS ___________= ________ + ______________ + _____________ - __________________
    • WISDOM TOTAL BASE SCORE + ENHANCEMENT MISC. MISC. WISDOM
    • RACIAL MOD. BONUSES BONUSES PENALTIES MODIFIER
    • CHA ___________= ________ + ______________ + _____________ - __________________
  • Characterisation Map Example Brink character concept: characterization map. Name : Joseph Brink Nickname : jobe Date of Birth : September 22, 1987 Age : 19 Astrological Sign : Virgo Siblings : many Pets : hunting dogs, hunting falcons, hunting eagles, a killer whale Hobby : Gym training, guns, antique, soccer Favorite Sports Team : brazil soccer team Favorite Music : classical, opera, general pop Favorite Food : African, Mediterranean, French Favorite Films : three colours, the seven samurais, , scanner Favorite Actor/Actress : Juliette Binoche, Monica Bellucci, Gong Li, Gael García Bernal, Olivier Martinez, Tony Leung Favorite Place Visted : Mt Everest, Antarctica, Egypt, Africa, Mt fuji, Great Barrier Reef, Easter Island,
    • Very confident. A play boy with the ladies. Used to be ruthless. Do not believe in true democracy, learn towards fascism. He believes he can make better choice when it comes to choosing for others as being super smart. A bit aloof towards normal people. See the world moving in ebb and flows as a bigger picture, still human life is sacred for all even though he do not think about it too much. Pre occupy with bigger plan. A bit brash when I come to dealing with others still very charming. Not shy, opinionated. Think that because he is a brink other people should be aware of what kind of power he wielded as he is brink.
    • Experienced, as has been in arm forces. Do not have a sentimental heart, a bit cold and does not really open up to emotion. A bit more in control, very aware and would not speak without thinking first. Struggling with diplomacy, as he is a spoiled brat, now he can see that it is a bit of an error and try to change that of being a bit more diplomatic as Brink can not rule by terror alone. He should show a bit more caring even he doesn’t or maybe he begins to care for others. A team player. No stranger with violence. Despite his family, but still in close knit with them as a responsibility of being a Brink and proud to be one. Would try to at least saving people from now. Like to be prepared in every situation. Tend to be a bit more cautious of using his new found powers. Would not hesitate to use when needed. He is a survival. He changed from being cold and oblivious towards more sympathetic and trying to empathize with people.
    • Trying to be more reasonable and more approachable but still have an air of authority about. Very extravagant in spending. Used to get everything and still get everything. Loyalty is important, but not necessary. Will go to great length to achieve what he believes in. try to be a bit more in control of his emotion. He needs people on his team and he needs support for what he wanted to achieve. Prepare to be open about certain things to win people. Try to be helpful to disband the distrust that people has for the brink family. Tend to be not straight forwards unless in Meta concert, even so he would not totally reveal himself. Will plan ahead…
  • Games in Play
  • Prop workshop
  • Sample of characters I played
  • PLANSCAPE
    • Imagination: the spectrum white
    • Take this creative pen and write from your adventurous heart
    • Let your free spirit lifted from this ordinary blib
    • Spiraling down portal of the unknown hell fire
    • Rolling in the tides of odd days and nights
    • Let you pagan dreams colored the character profile
    • Should I choose?
    • Fiendish demons Tanar’ri,
    • evil Baatezu,
    • or
    • Aasimar lord of light?
    • Troubled mind took off at the very least
    • Let the game master weaved the Aboria threat
    • The mind sigil glowed randomly as the enchanting dice set
    • Friend or foe, now-released
    • the danger led
    • Magic shed, metallic mystic hook bled
    • The War of Blood strained the infinitive frowning Lady of Pain
    • For eternal Torment? or
    • Pandemonium of the Plains?
    • Beware you should searched, cause the demon lurked
    • In my wizardry heart of your epiphany soul
    • Your feeble mind could wander far
    • To the Elemental planes where your flaws will reign or fall
    • Floating back you try, to the Astral Plane with the astral wind
    • Win or loose who knows till the session ends
    • On Mount Celsetia your finished deed may change
    • The portal wide for the unfriendly heathen fiends…
    • Time to return to mother earth my friend
    • Cause I keep telling you it’s only a game…?
    • Again!