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

You are commenting using your WordPress. Whilst the ideas are good, they are not new and thee is not enough detail to make this really worthwhile. If grzham are sure that this product is in violation of acceptable content as defined in the agreement or that it does not meet our guidelines for General Access, please fill out the form below. If you use a digital signature, your signature must exactly match the First and Last names that you specified earlier in this form. In Play Unsafe, Graham Walmsley explores what happens when you throw the serious stuff away: This book claims to help you improve your improvisational skills, but all it actually does is tell you to “do it.

First of all, I don’t think the advice is anything special–most of it is pretty intuitive–but worst of all, it’s presented poorly. Walmskey you buy into this premise, this book can be a real treat. Tony rated it liked it Apr 01, Then, out of almost nothing, everything goes south and stuff hits the fan. Address Address is required. We buy shelves of thick books. It isn’t all-or-nothing, as Walmsley gives ideas on how to transition from one style to the other via the use of certain techniques before others.


It makes it very easy on the eye, ply, but it also felt like there was a lot of wasted space. Id liked more of everything and maybe more divided into a Player and a GM section. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A good example of this is given in the book, where the scene starts with a character walking into the tavern:.

Play Unsafe

This book will give you advice on how you can improve your game in amazing ways, without having to do any work. This book is not well written, with the author often talking in circles or never really getting to the point. Play Unsafe By Graham Walmsley. May 29, at 1: 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.

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Start with a quite undramatic scene, like the heroes entering a tavern.

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In spite of the professional-looking cover, the text within looks walmsleg something I’d whip up on Word if I had only a limited time and still less interest in making it look awesome. 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. This may not apply to everyone, but it does apply to me. Email required Address never made public. Set the other characters up for success instead of focusing on your own!


The second turnoff is the brevity of the text. The book could easily have be made twice or even three times as long, but doing so would not have increased the wwalmsley knowledge communicated.

Leo rated it liked it Feb 11, I have fallen in love with the idea of RPGs played in a very improv way as a GM, and this is generally acknowledged as the main text to consult. We buy shelves of thick books. Though very short, I was able to read it in an evening, the advice given is excellent, practical, and geared towards both players and GMs. Topics and ideas are flown past without elaboration or much meditation. View all 3 comments.

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Play Unsafe was not what I expected – not what I was promised when I read the back of the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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