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Saturday, January 12 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Acting the Part - Bringing Your RP Character to Life

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Learning complicated rules systems and battling recalcitrant dice is one thing, but when it comes to tabletop role playing games, one of the most difficult aspects for both new and experienced players is the actual role playing. Going from a mild mannered, introverted geek, to a smooth talking space pirate or brash, half orc warrior with a love of bad puns can be a stretch. We'll focus on using basic acting and improv techniques to help you learn to inhabit your characters and bring them to life at the table.

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Bianca Anderson

Gaming Industry Veteran
Bianca Anderson is a long time gamer, amateur media critic, and salty black lady. She spent six years working in recruiting and user experience for Electronic Arts, before leaving to work on personal projects. Her focus and interest is in promoting PoC in gaming, and supporting intersectional... Read More →

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Katherine Cross

Katherine Cross is a gaming critic, sociologist, and feminist scholar who studies virtual worlds, particularly gender and the dynamics of online harassment. Her academic work has been published in Women's Studies Quarterly and in Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Games Studies... Read More →
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Tanya DePass

Programming and Diversity, OrcaCon
Tanya is the Founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago. She’s part of the Rivals of Waterdeep live play stream on twitch.tv/dnd, a GM on Roll20 for a new Star Trek RPG, a partnered variety broadcaster; and often speaks on issues of... Read More →

Saturday January 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Vancouver Room

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