• Fantasy Spoils: a Netprov of Injury and Recovery

    Author(s):
    Mark C. Marino (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Storytelling, Interactive multimedia
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    netprov, role-playing games, Interactive storytelling, Electronic literature, Trauma
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/tcx6-k845
    Abstract:
    Fantasy Spoils: After the Quest is a netprov, a collaborative writing game, inspired by the tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) Dungeons and Dragons, that uses storytelling to travel a quest of emotional recovery. Fantasy Spoils can be played online or in-person and was featured as an ICIDS experience during the 2020 conference. In this paper, we present Fantasy Spoils as a means of imaginative relief from the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic through shared improvisational play. In playthroughs that stress collective, creative problem solving, we offer players an opportunity to face and overcome internal, psychological monsters. Keywords: role-playing games, trauma, netprov, storytelling, Dungeons and Dragons, collaborative writing
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    10 months ago
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