It is now the semester break and with help from my colleagues, I was able to organise a Tabletop Roleplaying Game Training Workshop (Bengkel Latihan Permainan Penglipur Lara) at the office.
Usually I had to both organise and run the game, which means more time for game prep. Thankfully, this time I was joined by our guest GM from Penang, Ahmad Danial A. Ghafar. One day, Danial searched for application of RPGs in education in Malaysia and came across my MAHSA University talk. He reached out and I discovered he has the same aspirations to use RPGs as a tool for teaching and learning. So, I invited him to run a game for our workshop.
We had five participants, Farah, Mastura, Mimi, Hasmizan and Faizal. The first two have played in games I GMed before, but the rest were new to the game. Danial decided on using Quest, the RPG by The Adventure Guild for its simplicity of rolling a single d20 for actions. I monitored the camera, so I did not get to play but the session itself was very engaging even as a spectator. They played for three hours, including character generation and post-game reflection.
Here is the session distilled into a 20-minute highlight reel.
The next day after Solat Jumaat, I interviewed Danial for my new YouTube channel. He is an excellent GM with a penchant for storytelling and theatre. I believe allows him to quickly introduce & modify scenario elements that can entertain players to engage them.