Join us for an in depth discussion of the Magical Girl Genre as we deconstruct and analyze what it means to be a magical girl. We will also look at how this Genre started, and what made it so popular.
We will try to cover as much material as we can in an hour. While there are a ton of magical girl titles spanning across games, manga, anime, graphic novels, and books we will be focusing on tropes from both American shows as well as Japanese, Italian, and Chinese products, and why these became so well known and continues to climb in popularity. So come and find out what it truly means to be Magical Girl, or Boy!!
Jim McClure of Third Act Publishing discusses the art of mechanical design, & how mechanics are used to influence play. This discussion is geared towards game designers & game masters.
During this 90 minute discussion Jim will give an in-depth look at how game mechanics are used to influence play. He will take a look at some good, and not so good, uses of game design from the world of RPGs. The seminar will include an in-depth look at mechanics from Dungeons and Dragons, Legend of the Five Ring, Dungeon World, The Mustang, and Reflections, as well as exercises in designing your own mechanics. The seminar will conclude with a Q&A with Jim.