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Palgrave Games in Context

Tabletop RPG Design in Theory and Practice at the Forge, 2001–2012

Designs and Discussions

Authors: White, William J.

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  • Brings together the first-hand accounts of participants at the Forge with communication-theoretic analyses of its constitution, dynamics, and impact
    Traces the emergence, development, and legacy of the Forge’s online discussion forums, and seeks to describe it through the experience of participants, including both the examination of archived discussion threads as well as interviews with central figures and well-informed observers
    Bridges the gaps in the existing literature between gaming community studies and game development studies

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About this book

​This book provides an introduction to the Forge, an online discussion site for tabletop role-playing game (TRPG) design, play, and publication that was active during the first years of the twenty-first century and which served as an important locus for experimentation in game design and production during that time. Aimed at game studies scholars, for whom the ideas formulated at or popularized by the Forge are of key interest, the book also attempts to provide an accessible account of the growth and development of the Forge as a site of participatory culture. It situates the Forge within the broader context of TRPG discourse, and connects “Forge theory” to the academic investigation of role-playing.

About the authors

William J. White (Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey) is Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State Altoona, USA. He is a contributor to Role-Playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations (2018) as well as Analog Game Studies, and an editor of the International Journal of Role-Playing.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tabletop RPG Design in Theory and Practice at the Forge, 2001–2012
Book Subtitle
Designs and Discussions
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Games in Context
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52819-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52819-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52818-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 268
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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