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Thursday, May 26

Review - The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games by Michael J. Tresca

For anyone who is looking for a definitive history of the development of role-playing games, this book is likely to be a little bit of a disappointment. For anyone looking for a comprehensive treatment of the social aspects of role-playing games, this is also likely to be a bit of a disappointment. This book is neither of those things. It is a kind of hybrid that gives a rough outline of the history of role-playing games, and a brief glimpse of the social framework that these games engender. This book is more the first salvo in the effort to take on role-phttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giflaying games as an academic subject, rather than the final word. As a launching point for a more complete treatment of either, this is an excellent beginning.
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posted by Michael Tresca at 11:00 PM


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