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Historical Adventures: Newcomer Teacher Invents Educational Role-Playing Game | August 2, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology, Gaming History.
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“It worked a lot like a combination of D&D and Magic: The Gathering,” Nix said. Students would create their own characters, pick their names and class (think mage, warrior, healer, etc.) and even write their own backgrounds for their characters in fantastical lore. The class split into teams for a moderate amount of competition, but overall the idea was for the students to invest themselves into their characters, which as any gamer knows is the entire point of a successful RPG title.

Nix posted history assignments on a bulletin board on the back of his classroom every Tuesday which served as the game’s “quests.” Fans of RPG-giant game developer Blizzard may appreciate the exclamation points appearing over the board’s assignments. In RPG games, exclamation points above characters heads typically indicate a job being offered for money or other reward.

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