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RPGs in schools: Roleplaying studies course in Finland
Posted by WJWalton on Thu 10 of Sept., 2009 18:42 PDT
The blog Worlds in a Handful of Dice featured a post about a course in roleplaying studies that is being offered at the University of Tampere, Finland:

(The course) is worth six study credits and only includes the lectures, a 3,500-word study diary and, I kid you not, playing or running a roleplaying game session. The list of approved games is fairly short, but of the seven games, four (Under My Skin, Fat Man Down, the LARP Prayers on a Porcelain Altar and The Upgrade) are distributed in PDF as study material, and the other three (Praedor, City of Itra hah! and “Joutomaa”, out of Juhana Pettersson’s Roolipelimanifesti) I own.


The university website's page for the course is in Finnish, and Google gives a passably good translation into English.

The author of the post promises to post updates about the course as it unfolds. I can honestly say that I've never heard of such a course being offered here in the States. Could we ever see such a day?

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