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Reading Writing & Roleplaying

Welcome to the official wiki of Reading, Writing & Roleplaying, one of the many projects devoted to the positive promotion of roleplaying games from The Escapist. Here, you will find resources for using role-playing simulations as teaching tools, to teach a variety of subjects.

Are you an educator who would like to contribute ideas and inspirations? Please contact me -

Lesson Plans

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Role-playing games

Board and card games
Coming soon


External Resources

  • Ruthless Diastema (external link) - "An exploration of games in the classroom." This high school English teacher gives his students a "character sheet" that they fill out as they achieve different accomplishments in his class. He has a fantasic blog and podcast that are filled with ideas and examples. Required reading and listening!

Created by: WJWalton4831 points . Last Modification: Thursday 08 of December, 2011 09:15:20 PST by WJWalton4831 points .

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