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Year Published
2012
Format
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
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ISBN-10
 
ISBN-13
978-0786458950
Pages
239 pages
Dimensions
5.74 x 9.00 inches
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Languages
English
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Publisher blurb:

Tracing the evolution of fantasy gaming from its origins in tabletop war and collectible card games to contemporary web-based live action and massive multi-player games, this book examines the archetypes and concepts within the fantasy gaming genre alongside the roles and functions of the game players themselves.

Other topics include:

  • How The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings helped shape fantasy gaming through Tolkien's obsessive attention to detail and virtual world building
  • The community-based fellowship embraced by players of both play-by-post and persistent browser-based games, despite the fact that these games are fundamentally solo experiences
  • The origins of gamebooks and interactive fiction
  • The evolution of online gaming in terms of technological capabilities, media richness, narrative structure, coding authority, and participant roles.