2001, English, Book, Illustrated edition: The fantasy role-playing game : a new performing art / by Daniel Mackay ; foreword by Brooks McNamara ; afterword by Marshall Blonsky. Mackay, Daniel, 1974-

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The fantasy role-playing game : a new performing art / by Daniel Mackay ; foreword by Brooks McNamara ; afterword by Marshall Blonsky
 
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Physical Description
  • xiv, 201 p. ; 23 cm.
Published
  • Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, c2001.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • The fantasy role-playing game : a new performing art /​ by Daniel Mackay ; foreword by Brooks McNamara ; afterword by Marshall Blonsky.
Author
  • Mackay, Daniel, 1974-
Published
  • Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, c2001.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • xiv, 201 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • Introduction: Toward an Aesthetics of the Role-Playing Game
  • Pt. 1. Cultural Structure. Origins: From War Games to Role Games. Novel Ideas: AD&​D and Dragonlance as a Case for the Role-Playing Game's Reciprocal Relationship with Fantasy Literature. A Recursive History: The Role-Playing Game's Dialogue with Popular Culture. A New Category of Popular Entertainments and a New Kind of Sandbox: Playing in Imaginary-Entertainment Environments
  • Pt. 2. Formal Structure. Interface Design: The Machinery Manufacturing the Ghost in the Machine. Enabling the Performance in Every Way: Everway as a Case Study in Role-Playing Game Interface Design. Spheres of Performance: A Taxonomy. Drama: Inscription, Transcription, Prescription. The Theater and Performance of the Game: Frames of Interaction. One Word, Two Ears: How the Theater of the Role-Playing Game Narrative Exists within the Sphere of the Role-Playing Game Performance
  • Pt. 3. Social Structure. The Structural Foundation of the Role-Player's Subjectivity. The Role-Playing Game Convention: Festival Subculture. Context [actual symbol not reproducible] Intertext [actual symbol not reproducible] Hypertext: Role-Playing Games as Systems of Cultural Allusion. The Structuralist Activity within the Cultural Sphere: Making the Score in the Liminal Mind. Strips of Imaginary Behavior and the Assemblage of the Character. The Theater of the Mind: A Phenomenology of the Role-Played Performance within the Theater Sphere (the Performative and Constative Frames). The Imaginary Script: A Phenomenology of the Role-Played Performance within the Script Sphere (Narrative Frame). If As If: The Role-Played Performance within the Script Sphere (Narrative Frame). Structures of Power. What Leaks? The Archiving of the Player-Character. Mopping Up: The Archived Player-Character in the Ongoing Narrative. Shared Substance, Emancipation, and Discipline. The Efficacy of Entertainment. Becoming the Spectator
  • Pt. 4. Aesthetic Structure. The Theater of Events: Narrative as Aesthetic Object. The Implied Narratee: The Role-Playing Game Performance and Ergodic Literature. Ars Ludica, Ars Significans: Wherefore the Insistence of Aesthetics? Dividing to Conquer: Demiurge in the Mind. Aesthetic Dementia: Frosting and Defrosting the Windows of Otherworldliness. Epilogue: The Paradigm for Analysis of a New Performing Art.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-192) and index.
Other Form
  • Online version Mackay, Daniel, 1974- Fantasy role-playing game. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland &​ Co., ©2001 (OCoLC)606511013
  • Online version Mackay, Daniel, 1974- Fantasy role-playing game. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland &​ Co., ©2001 (OCoLC)609870227
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 0786408154 (pbk.) :
Dewey Number
  • 793.93
Standard Number
  • 99968545970
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