Mythic Solutions believes that we are healthier as part of a community. That we ourselves become healthier through creativity, self expression, and personal awareness. We also believe that these things and more can be found in role-playing games. Through group story telling and narration we can change who we are, exploring how we would like to be. Role-playing games are about more than slaying fictional monsters with an imaginary sword. They are about people getting together, to cooperatively tell a story. A story in which the characters experience various struggles and challenges, but through teamwork and creativity create a tale that resonates with the players themselves.
Our Game Masters share more than a love of gaming. We believe that by playing through guided scenarios (aka role-playing games) we can support cognitive development in our youth. We can encourage end develop skills such as: reading, math, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership. As well as can share understanding relating to the history, culture or traditions our own or of other peoples. These skills and knowledge are relevant for our children and youth especially in the North. Long cold winters and remote communities, people of all ages can struggle to find healthy ways to keep busy or engaged. Young people and adults alike can get caught up in anti-social, unhealthy, or reckless behavior. However a group of gamers can always find something to do on a cold winter day. They can gather as friends without needing drugs or alcohol, and they can build bonds of community and friendship instead of getting bored and into trouble.
Mythic Solution aims to use role-playing and cooperative storytelling to foster individual well-being and to build better communities. To this end we have grouped our Games Support Services into three core programs:
Therapeutic. Working in partnership with local counselors and therapists, participants and their counselor work collaboratively with our Game Masters to identify goals and objectives, and to establish scenarios by which the participant can address their concerns. Ongoing communication and involvement between participant, game master, and counselor helps to ensure that progress remains relevant and on track.
Community Building: Our Healthy Community programs are targeted towards educational/developmental programs, and also to the remote communities of the North. Mythic Solutions believes not only do role-playing games promote brain development, problem solving, and critical thinking, but they also support positive social interaction and can ease cases of isolation and loneliness. To this end Mythic Solutions supports youth education, literacy programing, traditional knowledge, and justice diversions. We also offer Gaming as Community Workshops and Game Master Development Programs to our Northern Communities. Finally, in collaboration with local businesses, non-profits, and charities, we help to organize events such as fundraisers, conventions, or other community engagement events.
Recreation and Enjoyment: At their core, role-playing games have always been about having fun and making friends. Mythic Solutions actively supports introducing people to this exciting and creative hobby. If you would like to try playing but lack a group. If you would like to learn how to run your own game. Or if you have a group of friends and just need someone to run an adventure, then contact Mythic Solutions. Birthday's (youth or adult alike), Holidays, Retreats, or other events.
Typical Sessions last 3 hours, and reoccur on a basis of 1 / 5 / 10, or ongoing play programs. Prices vary by program/distance from Whitehorse.