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Storytelling in the modern board game : narrative trends from the late 1960s to today

Author: Marco Arnaudo
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Series: Studies in gaming.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the years, board games have evolved to include relatable characters, vivid settings and compelling, intricate plotlines. In turn, players have become more emotionally involved. Through the lens of game studies and narratology this book explores the synergy of board games, designers and players in story-oriented designs"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Arnaudo
ISBN: 9781476669519 1476669511
OCLC Number: 1028907117
Description: v, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: How tabletop games can tell stories --
Other narratological considerations --
The board games of dungeons & dragons --
Tolkien's legacy --
The first splash --
Children of the dragons --
The age of expansion --
Paragraph-based games --
Overproduction and its discontents --
The new board games of dungeons & dragons --
Return of the story-driven board game --
How we stopped worrying about replay value and learned to love the story.
Series Title: Studies in gaming.
Responsibility: Marco Arnaudo.

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Through the lens of game studies and narratology - traditional storytelling concepts applied to the gaming world - this book explores the synergy of board games, designers and players in  Read more...

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"An excellent addition to the nascent contemporary study of analog board games...an eminently readable exploration of an under-examined facet of contemporary boardgaming."--Analogue Game Studies.

 
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