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The Evolution Of Fantasy Role Playing Games

Pub Date : 2010-11-10 | Author : Michael J. Tresca | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9780786460090
ISBN 13 : 0786460091

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 ..

Heroic Worlds

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : Lawrence Schick | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0879756535
ISBN 13 : 9780879756536

Traces the evolution of role-playing games, describes over 1250 individual game systems, recommends systems and products, lists award-winning games, and offers advice for collector..

The Functions Of Role Playing Games

Pub Date : 2010-03-18 | Author : Sarah Lynne Bowman | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9780786455553
ISBN 13 : 0786455551

This study takes an analytical approach to the world of role-playing games, providing a theoretical framework for understanding their psychological and sociological functions. Some..

Dungeons And Desktops

Pub Date : 2008-02-22 | Author : Matt Barton | Publisher : CRC Press

ISBN 10 : 9781439865248
ISBN 13 : 1439865248

Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen..

Playing At The World

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Jon Peterson | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0615642047
ISBN 13 : 9780615642048

Explore the conceptual origins of wargames and role-playing games in this unprecedented history of simulating the real and the impossible. From a vast survey of primary sources ran..

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games

Pub Date : 2004-08-13 | Author : R.V. Kelly 2 | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9780786455287
ISBN 13 : 0786455284

This book is about the fastest growing form of electronic game in the world—the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). The evolution of these self-contained thr..