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Dungeons and Dr-agôns: An Exploration of Joint Storytelling in RPG

Abstract The world of role playing games, or RPGs, is a complex, ever changing balance of egos, luck, skill, and fun. It is "always on the verge of destruction… a movement between order and chaos” (Sicart 2014, 3). This paper looks at the creation and implementation of one basic Generic Universal Role Playing System (GURPS) story skeleton, and how five groups of five to seven players created five extremely diverse, rich stories. A jointly told story is the sum of the experiences and interactions of the storytellers. The Game Master creates an ever-evolving story based on their own ideas and characters, and influenced by the choices of the Player Characters. Likewise, the Player Characters react and adapt to scenarios given to them by the Game M... (more)
Created Date 2018-05
Contributor Abraham, Rebecca (Author) / Loebenberg, Abby (Thesis Director) / Ingram-Waters, Mary (Committee Member)
Subject Joint Storytelling / RPG / Dungeons
Series Academic Year 2017-2018
Type Text
Extent 39 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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