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Saturday, January 12 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
GoH - Katherine Cross: Using Sociology for Fun and Profit in RPG Writing

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 When you're working as a contractor for an established RPG whose setting you didn't create, how do you write in an original way? How, indeed, can you pry things open to make them more interesting and inclusive? Look for the cracks in your setting, everything unexplained, everything that's a throwaway line, and dive into the breach looking for latent functions, folkways, symbolic interactions and all sorts of other juicy concepts that will make your work sing. 

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Katherine Cross

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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 →


Saturday January 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Vancouver Room

Attendees (20)