Sunday, August 21, 2011

Liz Danforth's GenCon Wrap Up

Artist, a writer, and library consultant, Liz Danforth, wrote a recent article for wrapping up her thoughts on this year's GenCon.  Liz has worked in the gaming industry for years as a freelance game illustrator, scenario designer, and game developer.  Her efforts toward using roleplaying games as a teaching tool are well known and part of her experience this convention involved Namaste Entertainment’s Storybricks, an electronic game platform that attempts to more fully leverage roleplaying, and which is described on their website as -

Using emotive AI and our proprietary Storybrick technology, our first title will allow players to create their own stories within a pre-existing world. Unlike mission editors our Storytailor removes the need for scripting and allows even the casual player to let the imagination run free.

Check it out more fully in her article and on Namaste's website.  I know I'm going to keep a close eye on thias as it is further developed.

A 1993 Liz Danforth Hobbit sketch for MERP.

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