RPG scholar, author and designer Bill White talks about how running games online isn't just a convenience, but an entirely new form of play.
Author: Bill White
William J. White (Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2001) is Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State Altoona. A rhetorician and game scholar, his research interests include the rhetoric of knowledge, the structure of knowledge-producing communities, and the discourse of games. He teaches public speaking and media-related courses in addition to introductory level courses in video game culture and game studies. He is the authorof Tabletop RPG Design in Theory and Practice at the Forge, 2001-2012: Designs and Discussions (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) as well as scholarly articles on rhetoric, communication, and games. Additionally, he has written a number of TRPG game supplements and served as the creative director for the Fate Space Toolkit (Evil Hat,2019). He and his brother produce Virtual Play, a podcast of role-playing games. A native of New Jersey, Bill lives in Altoona, Pennsylvania.