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Often, we treat games like work. We buy shelves of thick books. We plan detailed adventures. We memorise rules.

In Play Unsafe, Graham Walmsley explores what happens when you throw the serious stuff away: when you stop working, stop planning and start playing. This book explains how to make roleplaying less like work and more like play; stop killing other players' ideas and build on them instead; and put stories at the heart of your game.

"Quite, quite brilliant...there are few roleplaying games which wouldn't be better if they tore up a hundred or so pages of rules and replaced them with the text of Play Unsafe." Mr Jack, RPG.NET review: 10 out of 10

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February 10th, 2022
Writing in 2022, the ideas contained on these 80 pages are probably no longer particularly original. Play culture has evolved. If you're well-versed in improvisation and "play to find out" gameplay this may not be the book for you. [...]
July 9th, 2021
It isn’t really mind blowing stuff and a lot of ideas are not new. If you are familiar with improv than a lot of the things in this book you already know and I find that this Youtube video ( [...]
July 2nd, 2020
The writing and formatting could be improved, however the concepts contained in here make this mandatory reading for GMs and players alike in my opinion. Articulating the importance of trust and allowing yourself to be vulnerable to tell the best possi [...]
January 17th, 2018
The first thing that jumps at you is just how horrendous the type setting is. The second thing is how little is on each page. And the third is that the contents aren't worth $8, which will buy you some considerably more worthwhile things around here. [...]
January 24th, 2015
« Play Unsafe » is a list of tips, insights and ideas about RPGs organized under 5 broad categories : Play, Build, Status, Tell Stories ans Work Together. I put 3 stars, but don’t let it fool you in thinking the book is not worth reading. It’s [...]
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