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Leaving mundania : inside the transformative world of live action role-playing games

Author: Lizzie Stark
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of adults who put on a costume, develop a persona, and interact with other characters for hours or days as part of a LARP, or Live Action Role-Playing game. A look at the hobby from its history in the pageantry of Tudor England to its use as a training tool for the US military"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lizzie Stark
ISBN: 9781569766057 1569766053
OCLC Number: 757177343
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The expert and the noob --
Growing up gamer --
Queen Elizabeth, larper --
The king of make-believe --
The adventures of Portia Rom --
Closeted gamers and the satanic panic --
The unwritten rules --
Playing war --
Larp as a training tool --
Larpapalooza --
Cthulu Fhtagn! --
A week in Denmark --
Knudepunkt blew my mind.
Responsibility: Lizzie Stark.

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"The story of adults who put on a costume, develop a persona, and interact with other characters for hours or days as part of a LARP, or Live Action Role-Playing game. A look at the hobby from its history in the pageantry of Tudor England to its use as a training tool for the US military"--Provided by publisher.

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