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.