Role Over Play Dead

Role Over Play Dead is an outpost in the vibrant and rapidly growing Malaysian roleplaying scene. Here, I review notable games and discuss the myriad ways we learn to play, how we play, and why.

More than anything else, I want to see roleplaying become more diverse and accessible to as many people as possible.

Author: Kai

I'm Kai, a gamer geek based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Role Over Play Dead is the ongoing story of my lifelong passion for roleplaying games (RPGs). As I tell this story, I'm especially fortunate to have the support of my lifelong partner Elisha, who happens to be a web designer and graphic designer.

I read a lot. I write. I've written for computer games, tech magazines, corporate white papers, annual reports and the Blue Planet roleplaying game. I also play board games and occasionally get dressed up for live-action roleplay (LARP).

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Here, you can browse through all of my posts about roleplaying and related geekery.

News and Reviews

This is where I keep an eye on the commercial tabletop gaming business. Here, I play and review the roleplaying games and other tabletop games that catch my eye. I make it a point to cover lesser-known publishers as well as the larger ones.

Gaming Scene in Malaysia

We’re a polyglot Southeast Asian nation tangled up in dozens of rich cultures and religions as well as a British colonial legacy. Bustling megamalls, colourful street markets, late-night suppers at alleyway food stalls, and an eclectic roleplaying scene that includes organised play, LARPs and surprising homebrews. This is our story.

History and Mystery

The world you live in is the richest game setting you can ask for. Whether you’re exploring future landscapes or medieval fantasy worlds, our world’s rich history and mythology provides plenty of inspirations to add flavour to your roleplaying.

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Actual Play

The chronicles of what I’ve played, and what happened along the way. In the future I’ll be adding recordings of Actual Play as well.

How We Roleplay

To paraphrase Halt and Catch Fire, roleplaying isn’t the thing; it’s what gets us to the thing. Roleplaying games connect us. They bring us together to act up, dream, create and play. That’s why I like to talk about all the ways we roleplay, the hows and whys.

17 hours ago
@mockman Touching the Palantir: el-Sisi, Salman, Trump. Skulking at the right: Najib. tunkaipoh photo
17 hours ago
@mockman Our previous kleptocrat prime minister in Malaysia was a big fan of Erdogan. Buncha assholes.
2 days ago
Wow, this has great RPG potential. I have loved Dune since I read it as a kid.
3 days ago
A bit outside my #tabletopgaming remit, but this study of #SoutheastAsia as a computer gaming market has all kinds of implications for us all.
3 days ago
@Kakuchopurei A bit outside my #tabletopgaming remit, but this study of #SoutheastAsia as a computer gaming market has all kinds of implications for us all. Thanks!
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