Aug 14, 2019
Producer Shamar interviews Allen Turner, a professor at DePaul University who designs video and tabletop games. He is also a storyteller and educator.
We talk about how you come up with the story for a game, how games get made, the best and most challenging parts of his career, and how his personal story about growing up led to him to do this work.
His tabletop RPG game Ehdrigohr is a non-traditional fantasy world that takes traditional storytelling elements from the myths and folklore of tribal and indigenous cultures around the world, with particular inspiration from the Lakota people to create fate-based adventures.
Learn more about Allen and Ehdrigohr at http://council-of-fools.com/blog/
Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
Season 3 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Carzel, Danais, Juan, Justus, Keenan, Malik, Mark, Miguel, Nathanial, Shamar, Shaquan, and Zamire.
Production support from After School Matters and The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.
Cover Art by Emmanuel Johnston, from Ms. Yuridia Trujillo's Digital Media program through After School Matters.
Theme Music by DJ Sparkz aka Genaro.