Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds by Gary Alan Fine

Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds

byGary Alan Fine

Paperback | August 14, 2002

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This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Gary Alan Fine immerses himself in several different gaming systems, offering insightful details on the nature of the games and the patterns of interaction among players—as well as their reasons for playing.

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Gary Alan Fine is a professor of sociology at Northwestern University. His many books include Difficult Reputations: Collective Memories of the Evil, Inept, and Controversial and With the Boys: Little League Baseball and Preadolescent Culture, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Title:Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social WorldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:August 14, 2002Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226249441

ISBN - 13:9780226249445

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. FRP
2. Players
3. Collective Fantasy
4. hlónkoi dáhlte dóm tlayésh másun, tlatsolyáni, né?
5. ame Structure
6. Frames and Games
7. Role-Playing and Self-Playing
8. The Reality of Fantasy
Methodological Appendix
Notes
References
Index