Archives of role-playing’s personal pasts

Webber, Nick (2019) Archives of role-playing’s personal pasts. Analog Game Studies, 2019. ISSN 2643-7112

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Abstract

Tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs) are complex sites of play, and implicated in the production of meaning and affective relationships, characterised by emotional-physical responses. Role-players are encouraged, through the structure and affordances of these games, to build such relationships with (their) game characters, supporting the development of serial narratives and experiences across multiple game sessions. In this short paper, I explore how these affective connections are built and maintained through, and in relation to, character (record) sheets, used in a range of games to specify, represent and ultimately capture and preserve game characters.

Item Type: Article
Date: 23 December 2019
Subjects: P300 Media studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Depositing User: Nick Webber
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 09:54
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 09:54
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8684

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