The Fantasy Role-Playing Game: A New Performing Art

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The Fantasy Role-Playing Game: A New Performing Art

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Author
Daniel Mackay
Publisher
McFarland
Year
2001
ISBN
978-0-7864-0815-3
Language
English
Pages
215


Summary

The Fantasy Role-playing Game: A New Performing Art is one of the foundational works in role-playing game studies. Using Erving Goffman's frame analysis to explain the relationship between game play and real life, Mackay argues in favor of viewing fantasy role-playing as an emerging art form. While Mackay's focus tends toward the general, he does mention LARP in places throughout the book.

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