Welcome to David Simkins’ project and research blog. I’m an RPG designer, researcher, and an assistant professor of game design and development at RIT. For information about me, look at my welcome and CV pages.
In conjunction with DiGRA 2014, we will be offering a summit for the discussion of all things role playing. The RPG summit’s call for papers is separate from that of the main conference, and has later deadlines. You still have time
How long have you been larping? What and where were your first games? Who were they organized through? We want to know more about the larp communities around the world. Please visit us here and tell us more about your
The book came out in January, 2015, and it is available at Amazon or wherever academic larp books are sold… http://www.amazon.com/The-Arts-Larp-Community-Live-Action/dp/0786496010#
McFarland has released the link for promo and order information about my upcoming book: The Arts of LARP. Take a look here. Check back soon for more promotional information, including images of the book. The release date will still be
The RPG summit at DiGRA 2014 is an opportunity to discuss all things RP. Presentation submission is on a different timetable than the main conference. More details can be found at the official announcement. Role play is rapidly beginning to
My forthcoming book on live action role play will be published by McFarland Press. So far everything is going well in the pre-publication, and we have finalized a title: The Arts of LARP: Design, Literacy, Learning and Community in Live Action
While construction continues on the periphery, this blog is now open. I am excited to start talking about the work I do and I hope to hear some feedback from all of you in Internetland. As soon as logins are