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About this Challenge Team

‘Why is the World Green’ is the name of our team, as well as the game we are developing as the central focus of our project. We are a brand new Challenge Team project for the 21-22 academic year, with the goal of creating a table-top roleplaying game (TTRPG) that will educate, inform, and inspire its players on the complexities and importance of the climate system.
TTRPGs such as Dungeons and Dragons have launched themselves into the forefront of pop culture over the last few years, and increasingly have been used to explain and explore complex and nuanced issues (’14 Days’ about chronic pain, ‘Dream Askew’ on the queer experience, etc). Within the varied and vibrant world of TTRPGs, however, there is an obvious lack of games that seek to educate on, and understand, the interconnected facets of the climate system.

This is why we want to use the collaborative story-telling unique to TTRPGs to help further understand of, and interest in, the importance of the climate system.

Team Members

  • Adam Brighty (Cohort 8)
  • Lucy Hart (Cohort 8)
  • Christian Jane Ippel (Cohort 8)
  • Jarmo Kikstra (Cohort 7)
  • Arianna Olivelli (Cohort 8)
  • Anthony Onwuli (Cohort 7)
  • Muyao Qi (Cohort 8)
  • Lucrezia Slinn (Cohort 8) (team captain)