Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds / Edition 1

Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds / Edition 1

by Gary Alan Fine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226249441

ISBN-13: 9780226249445

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—as

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This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—as well as their reasons for playing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226249445
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
1,239,581
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. FRP
2. Players
3. Collective Fantasy
4. hlónkoi dáhlte dóm tlayésh másun, tlatsolyáni, né?
5. ame Structure
6. Frames and Games
7. Role-Playing and Self-Playing
8. The Reality of Fantasy
Methodological Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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