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Dr Jeff Sanders

Dr Jeff Sanders

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Dr Jeff Sanders used to dig big muddy holes to find old bones. Now he enjoys digging equally big holes on Minecraft with his 4-year-old son.

He is the head of the outreach project Dig It!, for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and spends a lot of time explaining what an antiquarian is.

MuseumNext Museums, Games and Play Summit
Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Telling Stories Through Roleplaying Games

Tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) are a modern form of collaborative storytelling, with the most well-known example being Dungeons & Dragons. Players of these games come together under a shared set of rules to explore new worlds, problem-solve through improvised scenes, and create memorable adventures. 

How can this deeply social, personal, and entertaining form of media be used by the heritage sector to better tell our stories? 

Join us as we explore this question by reflecting on our project – Carved in Stone – which combines the latest archaeological research with contemporary perspectives to allow players to explore Scotland over 1,300 years ago.

Full schedule here

Dr Jeff Sanders