Previous Posts: Welcome to the Fold: June 2014

Welcome to the Fold: The Books Or The Lifestyle Dept.

There's little in the way of serious literature out there about the psychodynamics of role-playing games.

While doing the homework for Welcome to the Fold I've noticed that there is not much in the way of literature about the concept of the role-playing game as a social and psychological phenomenon. Oh, sure, there's Mazes and Monsters*, about which the less said the better, but everything outside of that is more about role-playing in the abstract than the gamification of same. And while stuff like Knights of the Dinner Table is a great comic sociology about gamer culture (and a great zinging of the idiot sexism and prejudice that often bubbles to the surface there), that's not what I'm really aiming for.

Read more

Tags: John Barth literature research Robert Jay Lifton role-playing Welcome to the Fold writing

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries in the Welcome to the Fold category from June 2014.

You can see alphabetical or chronological listings of all entries in this category.

Welcome to the Fold: March 2014 is the previous archive.

Welcome to the Fold: July 2014 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

About Me

I'm an independent SF and fantasy author, technology journalist, and freelance contemplator for how SF can be made into something more than just a way to blow stuff up.

My Goodreads author profile.

Learn some more about me.

My Books

Coming Soon

Out Now

More of my books

Search This Site

Other People We Like