Since The Release Of Dungeons Dragons In 1974, Role Playing Games RPGs Have Spawned A Vibrant Industry And Subculture Whose Characteristics And Player Experiences Have Been Well Explored Yet Little Attention Has Been Devoted To The Ways RPGs Have Shaped Society At Large Over The Last Four Decades Role Playing Games Influenced Video Game Design, Have Been Widely Represented In Film, Television And Other Media, And Have Made Their Mark On Education, Social Media, Corporate Training And The Military This Collection Of New Essays Illustrates The Broad Appeal And Impact Of RPGs Topics Range From A Critical Reexamination Of The Satanic Panic Of The 1980s, To The Growing Significance Of RPGs In Education, To The Potential For Serious RPGs To Provoke Awareness And Social Change The Contributors Discuss The Myriad Subtle And Not So Subtle Ways In Which The Values, Concepts And Mechanics Of RPGs Have Infiltrated Popular Culture.
Andy Byers is Free Church Tutor and Teaching Fellow at Cranmer Hall, Durham University, and Chaplain to St Mary s College, Durham University.Andy holds degrees from Duke University Th.M , Beeson Divinity School M.Div , and recently completed his PhD in the Department of Theology at Durham His thesis, Johannine Theosis The Fourth Gospel s Narrative Ecclesiology of Participation and Deificati
- 320 pages
- The Role-Playing Society
- Andrew Byers
- 24 February 2019 Andrew Byers