Playable Theatre is About to Have a Moment

When the pandemic hit, it was a genuine apocalypse for people building live, in-person experiences. By definition, creators of theatre, music, festivals, escape rooms and other types of destination-based experiences were beyond devastated. Here in Boston, even well-established and successful shows...

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To Vote Or Not To Vote?

I recently attended a preview of a new online work by a well-regarded Boston theatre company. The performance, which was marketed as an “Experimental Game,” took place over Zoom, with over 100 audience members in virtual attendance. I was looking forward to the show because the premise seemed...

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Proceduralizing Shakespeare

By Sam Liberty I wrote “Forsooth” in 2011 with my longtime collaborator Kevin Spak as a submission to the Game Chef competition. In Game Chef, RPG makers are given a few weeks to write a fully playable tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) around a theme. That year, the theme was William...

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