9780786458950-078645895X-The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games

The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games

ISBN-13: 9780786458950
ISBN-10: 078645895X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Michael J. Tresca
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 238 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780786458950
ISBN-10: 078645895X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Michael J. Tresca
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback 238 pages

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Acknowledged author Michael J. Tresca wrote The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games comprising 238 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 078645895X and 9780786458950. Since then The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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; and the evolution of online gaming in terms of technological capabilities, media richness, narrative structure, coding authority, and participant roles.

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