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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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
23 December 2019Published
10 December 2019Accepted
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Nick Webber
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 09:54
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:59

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