Rick Stemm is a game designer, playwright, mentor, and transmedia artist recently relocated to Wellington from the US. Currently Rick works for PikPok as a game designer, specializing in narrative design. Previously Rick has been an art educator, multimedia working artist, instructional designer, community leader (and IGDA chapter founder), and kungfu instructor. He loves interactive media of all sorts and is excited to share his passion at Play by Play.

Rick’s Talk:

Beyond D&D: RPGs as Skills and Growth

More than being some of the most complex, rewarding, and social games available, tabletop roleplaying games have value outside of entertainment. From soft skills and math to group dynamics and even therapy, RPGs have human learning and bonding potential. Veteran GMs and games industry professionals Rick Stemm and Josh Kamau lead a discussion and Q&A on this fascinating expansion of these favorite activities.