Tuesday 2002 students

 

Tuesday 2000 activities

Note to parents: The students in the Tuesday evening class (Group 2) are participating in an on-going role-playing adventure game. For more detailed information about adventure games, please scroll to the bottom of this page. This game falls into the 4th category.

AD & D (Role-Playing Game) Original Characters created by students and teachers of the Tuesday Class

Our Quest (to know the story as it unfolds, click here)

(for autobiography and/or portait,click on any character's name presently underlined)

Bogus aka Bobbypin (a true Rogue)

Christina, the Fearless(Human Cleric)

The Twin Mage Sisters:

Conan (Human Warrior)

Raistlin (Wizard of Mysterious Origins)

Robin, the Peerless (Shape-shifting Gnome Rogue):

There are different types of adventure games. Most of the ones we use in class fall into one of the following four categories:

1) There are pre-set adventure games which usually appear in book form. These are suitable for young children. The story line is pre-set by the text. However, the participants repeatedly arrive at specific points in the story where they must choose from an array of choices offered. Depending on their choices, different outcomes will occur. These may be played more than once, until the desired outcome is achieved.

2) There are co-operative adventure games in which the goal and the problem-solving options are usually provided in the form of cards representing available resources and tools. However, the story never unfolds in the same manner twice, and is not fixed but rather open-ended. These are enjoyable for students of many ages and particularly ideal for students in primary school, because they can be played in one class period.

3) There are open-ended story-telling games in which each player invents an original story based on a specific series of pictorial images, allowing each student to narrate their own story. And there are also open-ended story-telling adventure games in which a board is used, and each participant adds to the story in turn, respecting the necessity indicated by the board to continue the story by using a specific type of word (ex: an object, an action verb, a new character or a certain location). These also are enjoyable for students of many ages, and again ideally suited for children in primary school, because most can be completed in 1 or 2 class periods.

4) There are role-playing games in which all the participants except one create and play their own characters over an extended period of time. Only one of the participants, the narrator, knows the story line which always includes problems and obstacles that the others must attempt to solve and overcome. These are suitable only for older students because of the patience and attention to detail required, as well as the ability to remember what happened since the story began. Our current on-going role-playing adventure, which began in September 1996 is being played by the students and teachers in the Tuesday evening class.