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Playing at the World

Playing at the World

A History of Simulating Wars, People and Fantastic Adventures, from Chess to Role-Playing Games

by Jon Peterson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/07/2012

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Explore the conceptual origins of wargames and role-playing games in this unprecedented history of simulating the real and the impossible. From a vast survey of primary sources ranging from eighteenth-century strategists to modern hobbyists, Playing at the World distills the story of how gamers first decided fictional battles with boards and dice, and how they moved from simulating wars to simulating people. The invention of role-playing games serves as a touchstone for exploring the ways that the literary concept of character, the lure of fantastic adventure and the principles of gaming combined into the signature cultural innovation of the late twentieth century.
ISBN:
9780615642048
9780615642048
Category:
Indoor games
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-07-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Unreason Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
722
Dimensions (mm):
254x175x41mm
Weight:
1.23kg

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