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Inevitable Betrayal is a modest yet mighty guild of educators!

Voted Best Educators' Guild by the readers of ISTE's Virtual Education Journal!

Orgrimmar Full Moon by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

We are an educators' gaming guild providing guides for other educators' in MMORPGs and virtual worlds. Our focus is educational exploration in virtual worlds, endgame content in MMORPGs, building in sandbox genre games and investigating mobile games.

Live Keys

We run live keys, Torgast and whatever else we feel like on Saturday and Sunday (7 pm server time). Monday is finishing up on Keys and weeklys, and Wednesday 8 pm server time is casual and discussions come on if you want.

Research and Events 2022

Metaverse Tour in Fantasy Faire on May 7 at 7 pm MT

Currently we're doing research in 2 areas.

1) Social Metacognition in Virtual Groups through studying the metagame and theorycraft of live events with the Mythic Dungeon International in World of Warcraft.

2) Digital Sovereignty and Data Justice in the Metaverse

2020 -2021

Metagame Book Club and Community Virtual Library collaboratively did a book club on Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Immersive Learning Network Conference Tours

We're doing World of Warcraft social tours at the ILRN conference. Feel free to join us - Sunday June 21 at 9 am, Noon and 6 PT. You can lurk in Discord or join us inworld. We'll be on US Server - Feathermoon, Horde at the Orc starting area. If you have any questions let us know. All info

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE)
March - April 2020

Metagame Book Club

April 4 - 6, 2019

Algorithms of Oppression
May 29 - June 26, 2019

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE)

April 4 - 6, 2019

Exhibit Site 502
METAGAME: Immerse Yourself in the Future

Guild members will be staffing the Metagame Book Club exhibition site.
Come visit us!
Ready Player One Hangout by Que Jinn, on Flickr

Saturday August 11 at 1 pm MT

We hosted an immersive event & discussion of learning in a multiuser virtual environment (MUVE). We did a blended reality session featuring a live stream from the World of Warcraft (WoW) as we explore educational opportunities in a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). You can participate 3 ways. We have a YouTube live stream, a Discord channel for voice discussion, and the immersive event in WoW.

Avatars by kaezenovka, on Flickr
YouTube Livestream that started at 1 pm MT.

Games and Ethics Monthly Webinar with Sherry Jones
Each 4th Sunday of the Month

Next Webinar on August 19 at 7 pm ET/5 pm MT

Ethics & Games Monthly with Sherry Jones
Sunday August 19 at 5 pm MT

Sherry will be discussing Observer.

Observer is a cyberpunk and dark dystopian game set in the year 2084, when biohacking and neural hacking become legal. Detective Dan Lazarski (voiced by Rutger Hauer) has been employed by the government to hack people's brains as part of his investigation methods. Lazarski encounters a series of horrific events while neural hacking suspects for an investigation of a possible murder.

Google Hangout

Last Webinars

To The MOON - Ethics and Games Webinar by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Ready Player One with the Metagame Book Club
March 12 - April 8 #Metagame

Ready Player One was paired with readings from Connected Learning Research and Agenda and a lot of discussion on the metagame.

Each Wednesday, we did a Hangout at 8 pm ET on the Games MOOC YouTube channel. You can watch the livestream and jump in the text discussion channel or email gamesmooc@gmail if you’d like to jump in a discussant on webcam

Metagame Book Club by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Games and Ethics Monthly Webinar with Sherry Jones
Each 4th Sunday of the Month

Next Webinar on Sunday March 25 at 7 pm ET/5 pm MT

Sherry Jones @autnes did her inaugural Ethics and Games webcast on Fallout Shelter.

fallout shelter (night blue) by rob zand, on Flickr

Fallout Shelter #FalloutShelter

Hangout link

This series will be in-depth discussions that offer in-depth analysis of 1 game's narrative/aesthetics/mechanics level by level, Explain how the game's design imparts and/or promotes certain ethical values and Introduce 1 or more ethical theory that demonstrates or counters the game's ethical values (ex. discuss whether the game's imparted ethical values are regressive or progressive for the betterment of society.

Past Educational Events

Wednesday January 17, 2018
Intro Session - Intro to Games & Sims and AR/VR/MR

Recording of the Games and Sims Network Intro and Overview of what we mean when we talk, teach and design games, simulations, AR/VR/MR for education in the year 2018.

Designing Rapid Response in these Turbulent Times

Discussing Net Neutrality on December 1
December 1
Hangout link

What does Federal Communications Commission’s plan mean for us as educators who teach online and/or use the Internet?

Net Neutrality Hangout by kaezenovka, on Flickr

OpenSimulator Community Conference Preview
November 30 at 8 pm ET/6 pm MT

The fifth annual Open Simulator (OpenSim) conference will be taking place on Saturday December 9th and Sunday December 10th!

We are lucky enough to have the OpenSim conference organizer, Dr. Cynthia Calongne who is also part of the Games & Sims Network leadership give us a preview of the OpenSimulator Community Conference Preview November 30 at 8 pm ET.

Saturday July 29 at 8 am ET

Session focuses on creating rapid responses to national and global events. How do you address current events and create and curate new content in the age of Fake New, Alts Facts, Hacking, Global Communication and a Connected World? We'll look at social media, the participatory culture and how even games can help students understand global events and perspectives.


at EdChange Global

Hashtag #ECG2017

#Metagame Book Club
May Madness just ended on May 31 Ender's Game and Education

Google Hangout Live on each Wednesday in May

Ender's Games & Education Book Club by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Games & Social Issues Series

On Friday, February 10 we did a Google Hangout on Use Games as Prompts for Discussion on Fake News and Alt Facts. Click on the link

Fake News Hangout 1 by kaezenovka, on Flickr

On Friday, February 3 we did a Google Hangout on Games & Multiculturalism. We discussed the affective domain and interactive fiction for raising students' awareness of multiculturalism. The focus was on the immigrant and refugee experience.

Japanese Internment Interactive Fiction
The Migrant Interactive Fiction
Papers Please

Game Based Learning, Social Issues and Multiculturalism Hangout Fri Feb 3 at 8 pm Hashtag to follow #gbl #NoBanNoWall

Who Do You Love? January and February Poll
Who's your favorite educational theorist and your favorite educational theory?

October through November 15 we participated in the 2016 IF Comp as judges. We encourage all educators to join us next year in 2017.

All it required is that you play 5 games (2 hours each) and score them!

Recording from OCTOBER 12 from
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Introduction to Interactive Fiction and Participating in IF COMP 16

Recent Educational Events

ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Coding Clubs for Elementary Students

Link to recording

Thinking about starting a coding club at your elementary school? Join us as we talk about grade appropriate programs your students can get started on and how you can up the ante for the 4th and 5th graders to challenge and engage them.

We continue collecting and curating Pokémon GO articles and blog posts on this Google doc

Our Pokémon GO Back to School Hangout was on Wednesday, August 24 at 8 pm ET.
Recent Educational Projects

The book, Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott (author of Grown Up Digital) and Alex Tapscott came out on May 10!

The #Metagame Book Club gave an introduction to the book on June 1st!

We’ll be reading the book through the end of July.
Excerpt from the book

MARCH MADNESS never really ends.

For the Month of March, we picked
GAME: Lifeline by 3 Minute Games available on Apple and Android
Read Boing Boing Review

BOOK: The Martian by Andrew Weir
Listen to NPR’s "Martian Started as A Self-Published Book"

Feel free to share your thoughts or any related or tangential in the Metagame Book Club! Let us know if you find any articles on interactive fiction, NASA, STEM, or the Maker Movement. For social media use the hashtag #metagame or #gbl (game based learning).

We do encourage you to take a picture of the book or do a Periscope on Wednesday for #shelfiewednesday

Here's what we did during Fall 2015 Metagame Book Club

Track 1 Games & Psychology

Track 2 You (the Novel)
Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell

October Connected Educator Month - Recent Events

October 12 - Pervasive Games & the Aris Jam
Christopher Holden
Link to livestream and padlet

October 19 - Ingress and ARGs
Michael Anderson, Ninatic Projects and Michael Flood, ISTE Mobile Learning Network Link to livestream and padlet

ARIS Game Jam October 23 & 24
Link to livestream and padlet

Hearthstone Hangout October 26
Link to livestream and padlet

Recorded March and April Events

Metagame Book Club
Games & Sims Network and Inevitable Instructors
Games 4 Change Conference Recap

Multiplayer Classroom Hangout with Matthew Miller

Gnimmargorp Introduction to Programming Class
Course Game website
Mike Skocko's Game On Wordpress
Material for Multiplayer Classroom Week 1

Building an Elementary School Coding Club: One Teacher’s Experience
Inevitable Betrayal Officer: Trish Cloud
EdWeb Webinar Recording Link

Games, Girls and Coding
ISTE Webinar organized by Inevitable Betrayal Officer: Tanya Martin

Saturday March 21
Intro to the Metagame Book Club
Google Hangout Recording

Recorded February Events

Wednesday February 11
Bootstrap World - Using Coding to Teach Algebra
ISTE Games & Sims Network

Wednesday February 26
What Makes A Game Good
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Inevitable Instructors

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