WAYK Podcast, Episode 2: Debriefing the Game. 32 minutes and 10 seconds.
We’ve decided to start sharing the debriefs of games we run with all of you in the WAYK community. This podcast really counts as Part I of a lengthy debrief we did, of our community game night at Kent’s, a WAYK player and host of a monthly game night at his house here in Portland, Oregon. Expect Part II to follow. Issues raised in this debrief range from the very technical, to the overarching big-picture of why we do what we do. Some of big issues raised:
– Evan can speak Superior-level Spanish; why don’t we ever run Spanish games of WAYK?
– Which do we prioritize; learning the game (and its techniques), or learning the target language?
– The death of an indigenous skillset (such as house-building, basketmaking, ceremony, hunting) means the death of the community road-map for attaining mastery in that skillset, and the loss of a community work of genius.
– When do we speak our first language when playing the game, rather than the target language; how much explaining of techniques do we do?