I'm Gaming As I Write This
Date: 7/31/17 – 8/4/17
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Class Level: 13-17
Genre: Creative Process
• Regular: $262.50
• Member: $236.25
• Low-Income: $183.75
In this class we will play the role-playing game Fate Core, which allows us to design a world and characters as part of the game itself. Through brainstorming and world-building, we'll expand our ability to play with and combine ideas.
We'll use the game as a series of writing prompts and look at the differences and similarities between gaming and the narrative structure of short stories and novels. We'll explore what makes for sympathetic characters and great conflict, and we'll discover how to create satisfying resolutions as our characters interact with each other and the game world. Each session of the class will involve some individual writing or art time, plus work in small groups and advancing the game story as the large group.