lundi 15 août 2016

ZOtRPG: an open-access database of academic references on tabletop role-playing games for Zotero

Martinolli, P. (2016, August). ZOtRPG: an open-access database of academic references on tabletop role-playing games for Zotero. Retrieved from https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwGfcq6CsQ6laUgxSE94VXpGeHc


This paper details the history, methods and goals of the project ZOtRPG. It’s an open-access library of academic references on tabletop role-playing games for the software Zotero. It is also a blog following the project and watching for new interesting references.

This is self-promotion and a comeback to TeX et BibTeX after several years. The links are pointing to the TeX sources of the PDF.

It's uploaded as a link in Academia.edu (upload, new draft, paste the link instead of a pdf) and as a link inside a project in ResearchGate.com (cannot post links in contributions). Like that I can easily post new updates on Google Drive (able to upload new versions while keeping the same link).

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 ).