Archive for role-playing

Shared Fantasy: Role-Playing Games as Social Worlds

Posted in Books with tags , , , on June 1, 2008 by frans

This book is a classic in the area of fantasy role-playing studies; making use of Erving Goffman and other social-psychological theories it provides useful perspectives to the use of imagination and the ‘role’ or ‘game character’ also in digital play experiences.

Fine, Gary Alan (1983) Shared Fantasy: Role-Playing Games as Social Worlds. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. preview available here.


International Journal of Role-Playing

Posted in Journals with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

This is a new journal, still starting up, but it aims to bring together scholars interested in understanding role-playing in its various forms. See: