What does it take to turn real-life war stories into a game? Jason Morningstar, Creative Director of Bully Pulpit Games, released the tabletop roleplaying game Night Witches in 2015 with the goal of connecting players with the history of Soviet women who flew night raids over the Nazis during World War II. In this episode of The Flight Deck, he and host Sean Mobley discuss the true stories and people who inspired the game, as well as the challenges game designers face adapting something as serious as wartime experiences into a fun, compelling, respectful game.
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Check out Night Witches and Bully Pulpit Games’ other work at their website https://bullypulpitgames.com/.
Plan your visit to The Museum of Flight, including a stop in our refreshed World War II exhibit at our website www.museumofflight.org. If you can’t make it in person but want to spot the detail on the Museum’s Yak-9, here’s the plane’s profile: https://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/yakovlev-yak-9u-frank.
Sean will be presenting a livestreamed lecture on Wednesday, June 16th at 6:00 PM Pacific. Check out the Museum’s calendar for more information. While you’re there, feel free to explore our other public program offerings. More at this link.
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