Buy Play Unsafe by Graham Walmsley (Paperback) online at Lulu. Visit the Lulu Marketplace for product details, ratings, and reviews. In Play Unsafe, Graham Walmsley explores what happens when you throw the serious stuff away: when you stop working, stop planning and. Graham Walmsley’s Play Unsafe is a short little intro to some improv techniques to free role-players from the burden of over-preparation and.

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To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide us with the items specified below. This requires you to provide the URL for each allegedly infringing result, document or item. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It isn’t all-or-nothing, as Walmsley gives ideas on how to tr Walmsley’s Play Unsafe is a fantastic introduction to the concept of off-the-cuff roleplaying.

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Not a ton of depth and no analysis of the consequences of making some of these choices, but I think that’s okay because these are really just little techniques that you put in your bandolier, not an over arching system. We buy shelves of thick books. To see what your friends plzy of this book, please sign up.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Published first published There’s some good stuff here, but really nothing that you wouldn’t be able to find at any number of gaming blogs that are out there. About Subscribe to RSS. It’s a great pamphlet to give someone who wants to do more with their game, try out new techniques dare I say, evolve their style to read and digest, and in fact I may be doing just that.


Kudos to Walmsley for a great primer to more free-form roleplaying. The player monkey wrenched the game here, making it interesting. This is a book that I have seen referenced again and again in articles, blogposts, and conversation online, so I was excited to get a copy.

Devon Apple rated it it was amazing Oct 21, This site uses umsafe. It was a pretty inspiring read, and as fate would have it, I actually got to apply some of the theory in a one-shot game of Dungeon World the same day. It will then be reviewed by Lulu Staff to determine the next course of action.

Unsafe and scary: A review of Play Unsafe by Graham Walmsley

If you are going to write a book about playing with power relationships then for God’s sake disrupt these hackneyed gender dynamics from time grajam time! This may not apply to everyone, but it does apply to me. Learn how your comment data is processed. Planning is hard work, and it can get pretty boring sometimes, as it quickly becomes a chore. Play Unsafe was not what I walmlsey – not what I was promised when I read the back of the book.

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Feb 05, Paul Hancock rated it it was ok. However, beginning a story in media res is not only a very common, very useful storytelling technique, it’s arguably a more dramatic way to begin things.


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Play Unsafe: How Improvisation Can Change the Way You Roleplay – Graham Walmsley – Google Books

I really liked this book, and can see myself re-reading certain sections in the future. This book claims to help you improve walmsoey improvisational skills, but all it actually does is tell you to “do it. The book could easily have be made twice or even three times as long, but doing so would not have increased the core knowledge communicated.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If something scares you, do it! This book explains how to make roleplaying unwafe like work and more like play; stop killing other players’ ideas and build grahqm them instead; and put stories at the heart of your game. Walmsley’s direct and easy-to-read writing taught me things I hadn’t figured out in 28 years of playing, showed me why some of the things that do work for me work as well as they do, and helped me see how I could get more out of what I do already by understanding and going with the flow of the principles behind it.

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