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The postmodern joy of role-playing games : agency, ritual and meaning in the medium

Author: René Reinhold Schallegger
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Series: Studies in gaming.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Core concepts of postmodernism are evident in pen-and-paper role-playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons. Exploring the interrelationship among narrative, gameplay, players and society, the author raises questions regarding authority, agency and responsibility, and discusses the social potential of RPGs in the 21st century"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: René Reinhold Schallegger
ISBN: 9781476631462 1476631468
OCLC Number: 1028637757
Description: 1 online resource (v, 250 pages)
Contents: The power of words : postmodernism in a nutshell --
Homo ludens : theories of play and games --
Of dice and (wo)men : what are role-playing games? --
Generations : the origins and development of RPGs --
Constructing understanding : RPG theory --
Metalanguage : critical literatures on RPGs --
Reframing : alternative theoretical perspectives.
Series Title: Studies in gaming.
Responsibility: René Reinhold Schallegger.

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