Writer's Lab with Michael Regina: Play Your Story

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Play Your Story: Writer's Lab workshop with Michael Regina

# Learn to Write by Roleplaying

For many, learning to write and outline your story can be a daunting task. But what if it could be a game? Embark on a unique storytelling journey as we discover the art of crafting compelling narratives using the unique power of various tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. Whether you're a brand new writer or a pro, this workshop is designed to unlock your creative potential and guide you in using solo roleplaying as a tool to outline and write captivating stories.

So bring your dice, your notebook, and your wits because we're going on an adventure.


Writer's Lab: Play Your Story: Writing Using Solo Roleplaying with Michael Regina, on Saturday, March 16, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

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Instructor Michael Regina is the author and illustrator of The Sleepover and the Webtoons featured series, Adamsville. When he's not making comics, he loves fishing, playing TTRPGS, rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and spending time with his family. They all live in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Michael returns to the Main Library on Saturday, March 23, for Jax Pop Con - an all-ages pop culture and fandom event. Look for his booth on the First Floor with the other featured authors and artists.


# Favorite tools for writing and solo roleplaying:

  • Save the Cat - this book series is fantastic for understanding story structure. You can't go wrong with it as an introduction to writing.
  • Mythic Game Master Emulator - The best game master emulator out there. While many roleplaying games now have their own solo rules, Mythic is still the standard and worth having in your collection.

# Favorite Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TTRPGS):

  • Monster of the Week: A fast-paced, monster mystery game in the vein of The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, or Supernatural. It's a fantastic game for understanding how to construct a great horror/action story.
  • Tales From The Loop: If you're a Stranger Things fan, this game is for you! It's set in an alternative version of the 1980s, filled with technology, mystery, and even dinosaurs. 
  • The One Ring: Set in Tolkien's Middle-Earth, this game lets you live out adventures against the forces of the Shadow. I really enjoy this game, and it's a unique way of creating a fantasy adventure.
  • Brindlewood Bay: Think Murder She Wrote meets Call of Cthulhu. You play as a group of little old ladies as they investigate mysteries in their small New England town, but underneath the surface is a big and dark conspiracy. It's a blast!

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