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Dread Trident : tabletop role-playing games and the modern fantastic

Author: Curtis D Carbonell
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 60.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dread Trident examines the rise of imaginary worlds in tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs), such as Dungeons and Dragons. With the combination of analog and digital mechanisms, from traditional books to the internet, new ways of engaging the fantastic have become increasingly realized in recent years, and this book seeks an understanding of this phenomenon within the discourses of trans- and posthumanism, as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Computer games
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis D Carbonell
ISBN: 1789620570 9781789620573
OCLC Number: 1089418681
Description: vii, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Theorizing the modern fantastic --
The posthuman in the Schismatrix stories and Eclipse Phase --
Dungeons and dragons' multiverse --
Worlds of darkness : from Gothic to cosmic horror --
Lovecraft's (Cthulhu) mythos --
Warhamme 40,000 : a science fantasy narrative --
Beyond borders with Miéville, Borges, Wolfe, Ligotti, and Numenera --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 60.
Responsibility: Curtis D. Carbonell.

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Dread Trident focuses on tabletop role-playing games as vital mechanisms in the increasing creation of 'realized worlds' in modern culture. We often think of these as emerging from novel reading,  Read more...

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