Summer Academy Camps

Game Design: Tabletop & RPGs

Once deemed old-fashioned, tabletop and board games are going through a modern resurgence in popularity, as players of all stripes once again pursue the ancient art of face-to-face, participatory gaming. In this camp, you will learn the basics of tabletop, board, miniature, and role-playing game (RPG) design. Working in small teams, you'll design and develop a prototype of an original game idea and rule set, using cards, dice, boards, and more. On the final day of camp, the groups will present their games to the public for feedback. Ages 11-17. 

Course Information

Course Number:

83903

Course Date: Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, June 6, 2014
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall 

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

  • Optional Extended Day - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

Instructor: 

Lucas Jensen is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology. He holds a Master's in Education in Instructional Design and Development, as well as a Master's in Education in Social Science Education, both from the University of Georgia. He currently teaches undergraduate courses for UGA and James Madison University. He is an avid video gamer and has been a drummer in several popular Athens bands. This is his sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

B.C. Fortenberry is an audio engineer living in Athens, GA. Bill holds degrees from Athens State University in Athens, AL as well as the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tucson, AZ. The consummate Renaissance man, Bill has worked in social work, high end professional audio gear, and recorded some of Athens' finest musicians. A lifelong gamer, he enjoys helping students explore their creative side, audio or otherwise. This is Bill's third year as a Summer Academy instructor. 

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.