Visit to MAHSA University

Several weeks ago, I received an email from MAHSA University in Selangor. They would like to know more about using tabletop RPGs as teaching and learning tools, especially for their language classes. I set a date to meet with their faculty members earlier today, as we would be on vacation in Sepang. I also called my former student and current research assistant (not mine, actually) Aidil and we went for the meeting.

Meanwhile, Irfan drove and waited in the car.

During the meeting I introduced them to the world of TTRPGs by bring with me a bunch of books and starter sets which included maps, cards and pregenerated characters. Aidil helped a lot in explaining. No, I did not run a game for them, but I did explain to them how I ran RPG session in my classrooms with students.  A request by them for me to talk in an hour-long webinar was the outcome of the meeting. Tentatively, the webinar is scheduled for mid-August. (Update: Webinar blog post link)

Will this be the start of something profound for role-playing games?

Here are some photos from the meeting. Click on them to increase their sizes.

With Assoc Prof Dr Veronica Chua

With Assoc Prof Dr Veronica Chua

At the Faculty meeting room

At the Faculty meeting room

Showing of the TTRPGs

Showing of the TTRPGs

Mini Six rulebook as a present

Mini Six rulebook as a present

At the entrance to MAHSA University main building

At the entrance to MAHSA University main building

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

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