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  • What's a tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG)?
    Worlds To Come is an adventure game played over Zoom with some pdfs, a couple of strange dice, and your imagination. The experience of playing a TTRPG feels a lot like having a conversation with your friends. You'll start by creating your own character, who will have the superpower to cast spells by speaking Hebrew. The Game Master (GM), Lexi, will describe a situation that your characters find themselves in. You'll describe what your character does in response. Then the GM will tell you how your actions impact the world, and you'll say what you would do next. Sometimes you'll want to cast a spell, and everyone at the table will become Angels to help you make your magic happen. Sometimes you'll want to do a good deed, and other times you'll witness something bad. Every step of the way, the GM and the other players are here to support you to imagine visions of a better world.
  • Is playing a game really going to teach me Hebrew?
    Yes! While we're still in beta-testing, our first group of players all rated the quality of the Hebrew education "excellent" or "very good." Lexi is designing an experience that you cannot get anywhere else. Hebrew language and Judaism are baked into the heart of this game. In addition to more traditional language learning that you'll do asynchronously, you'll spend 3 hours a week immersing in a game world that will make Hebrew come alive for you. There is nowhere else you can experience anything like what Lexi is creating.
  • Do I need roleplaying experience to join?
    No! Whether this is your first foray into tabletop roleplaying games, or whether you're a seasoned veteran of the dice, you can play Worlds To Come. We will all be learning the rules and developing a group dynamic together.
  • Do I need Hebrew knowledge to join? What does "beginner" mean?
    The only Hebrew knowledge you will need is the aleph-bet. That means if you see a word written in Hebrew, you should be able to pronounce it, even if you have no idea what it means. If it takes you some time, that's okay! Besides having some familiarity with the aleph-bet, no prior Hebrew knowledge is expected. We will be learning grammar and vocab from the very beginning.
  • What if I don't know the aleph-bet (the Hebrew writing system)?
    You can still join! But you'll need to learn how to read Hebrew before Session 1. Lexi will send you lots of resources so that you can teach yourself. Learning how to read a new alphabet takes time--it's more like learning how to dance than learning sets of math equations. Lexi will schedule a one-on-one session with you to give you some tools for teaching yourself the aleph-bet, setting you up for success. If you know the letters but you don't feel GOOD at reading, you should definitely join the game! You will get better with practice.
  • Which campaign should I join? Can I join all three?
    Each month we'll learn different Hebrew content. All the summer campaigns are aimed at beginners or near-beginners. Choose the group that fits your Hebrew needs! If you want to learn it all, you can definitely join for two or all three months! In July we'll learn: Personal Pronouns, Present tense (Qal), Prepositions. In August we'll learn: Past tense (Qal), את and -ה, Spellcasting vocab. In September we'll learn: Construct state, More past tense (Qal), Verbless sentences.
  • What do you mean by "Biblical and Rabbinic" or "Classical" Hebrew?
    "Biblical and Rabbinic," or "Classical," Hebrew refers to the kind of Hebrew used in the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. This game will not teach you how to speak Modern Israeli Hebrew, which is quite different. If you're interested in reading the Torah, understanding the prayers in the Siddur, or deepening your Jewish knowledge, then you should study Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew--and this is the game for you!
  • What's the time commitment?
    Each one-month campaign asks for you to commit 18 hours of your time over 4 weeks: 1 hour of asynchronous Hebrew learning during the week. Whenever works for you, watch a half-hour recorded Hebrew lesson, and spend about half an hour over the week on the practice exercises. 3.5 hours of live, participatory gameplay on Sundays or Tuesdays. See the schedule above for details.
  • Is there sliding-scale pricing?
    We are offering sessions at a reduced price of $30/session. What this means is that you get to play the game for free. Because the game is still in beta-testing, you just have to pay for the Hebrew lessons. Because $30/session is already the lowest price we can afford, there is no sliding scale. Payment plans are available, though. Please see above for a detailed breakdown of our pricing for this offering.
  • Where do I sign up?

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