mercredi 10 août 2016

RPG Mythos Narrative Gaming as Modern Mythmaking [Peer-reviewed article]

Cragoe, N. G. (2016). RPG Mythos Narrative Gaming as Modern Mythmaking. Games and Culture, 11(6), 583‑607. http://doi.org/10.1177/1555412015574195


There is an anthropological parallel between mythology/folktale traditions and between live RPGs (tabletop or larp). 5 social functions can be applied to both: a) exaggerated communication of norms, b) providing a sense of solidarity, c) individual empowerment, d) creating a system of collective mastery and ownership, e) entertainment and leisure.
Good overview on myths and folktales but I would have preferred the author focus on detailing these 5 functions.

Found with an RSS alert on the journal Games and Culture (Impact Factor:0.490, Ranking:Cultural Studies 16 out of 38 | Communication 57 out of 79. Source: 2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data ).

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