“Dragons in the Stacks: A Teen Librarian’s Guide to Tabletop RPGs” covers Onyx Path games

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Dragons in the Stacks: A Teen Librarian’s Guide to Tabletop Role-Playing, co-authored by Steven A. Torres-Roman and Cason E. Snow, is now available.

Says Roman:

We discuss the value of using tabletop RPGs in programming for youth and teens (which I’ve been doing for over 10 years now), how to integrate the items into the library’s collection, and recommend and review a number of games.

The extensive list of 50+ games covered includes our own Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition and Werewolf: The Forsaken. Roman continues:

There were so So SO many more games we wanted to review …

And we will!  Keep your eyes peeled for our new review site!

 

  5 comments for ““Dragons in the Stacks: A Teen Librarian’s Guide to Tabletop RPGs” covers Onyx Path games

  1. Yossarian
    October 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    That’s wonderful. It’s great to see RPGs and storytelling games being used in young adult education, and that someone would take the trouble to review them specifically for that purpose.

  2. Troy
    October 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Interesting. I wonder what about the themes of Werewolf make it good for teaching? I’d love to buy it, but the Kindle price is a bit too steep for me.

    • Eric
      October 30, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      You can find a lot of Werewolf: The Apocalypse books used in used book stores. It’s been out of print for more than a decade, but you can find them if you poke around. eBay has lots, too.

    • October 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Its cheaper as a Nook book, but also as a paperback from Amazon.

    • Cason
      October 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

      Not wanting to spoil it, here is a short list of what we think RPGs can teach teens in general: Mathematics, Spatial skills, Socialization, Genre and Narrative, Literacy, Agency, Creativity, and Community Building. We spend part of the programming chapter discussing it.

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