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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The Lesser Players Tale: Postmortem

by Lizzie Stark & Jason Morningstar In the live roleplaying scenario The Lesser Players’ Tale (LPT), a shabby group of Renaissance actors perform an awful play called “The Lusty Queen” in front of whatever audience fate throws their way. The actors adapt their play to each raucous —...

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