From The Preface: Knutepunkt is a meeting place, somewhere we can exchange ideas, thoughts and observations. It is a place where theory is crossing borders, and where experience blends with theory.
We want to facilitate the book being read and understood; that the theoretical contributions can be beneficial and not out of reach for any of us, especially not the first-timers at Knutepunkt. Therefore, we have borrowed some conceptual clarifications from nordiclarp.org, trying to make our community and its ideas more accessible. In the words of last year’s editor Juhana Pettersson (2012: 10): “Academic writing about role-playing games has its own venues, leaving us to take a more essayistic approach. I’d say the fight for credibility has been won, so we’re free to focus on what’s truly interesting”; we have also decided that we wanted our theoretical contributions to be shorter and more journalistic, and as catchy and appealing as possible.