The Creation of Narrative in Tabletop Role-Playing Games (Paperback)
 

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The Creation of Narrative in Tabletop Role-Playing Games (Paperback)

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    Despite the rise of computer gaming, millions of adults still play face to face role playing games, which rely in part on social interaction to create stories. This work explores tabletop role playing game (TRPG) as a genre separate from computer role ......more

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Despite the rise of computer gaming, millions of adults still play face to face role playing games, which rely in part on social interaction to create stories. This work explores tabletop role playing game (TRPG) as a genre separate from computer role playing games. The relationship of TRPGs to other games is examined, as well as the interaction among the tabletop module, computer game, and novel versions of Dungeons & Dragons. Given particular attention are the narrative and linguistic structures of the gaming session, and the ways that players and gamemasters work together to construct narratives. The text also explores wider cultural influences that surround tabletop gamers.

Jennifer Grouling Coveris a PhD candidate in rhetoric and writing at Virginia Tech. She teaches writing and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.

Author:
Cover, Jennifer Grouling
Genre:
GAMES / Role Playing & Fantasy
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
205
Language:
English
Publisher:
McFarland Publishing
Publish Date:
07/01/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9780786444519
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.65 lb
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