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Wargame Vault Deal of the Day: The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games


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rmaker writes:

Tracing the evolution of fantasy gaming from its origins in tabletop war and collectible card games

Sounds like a book to avoid – CCG's came well after FRPG's.



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Wargame Vault announces the availability of:


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Publisher: McFarland

The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games
MSRP: $35.00 USD
Sale price: $12.99 USD
Deal price: $6.49 USD (50% off)

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 examines the archetypes and concepts within the fantasy gaming genre alongside the roles and functions of the game players themselves.

Other topics include:

  • How The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings helped shape fantasy gaming through Tolkien's obsessive attention to detail and virtual world building
  • The community-based fellowship embraced by players of both play-by-post and persistent browser-based games, despite the fact that these games are fundamentally solo experiences
  • The origins of gamebooks and interactive fiction
  • The evolution of online gaming in terms of technological capabilities, media richness, narrative structure, coding authority, and participant roles

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