Theorizing the Modern Fantastic
This chapter introduces key concepts that help theorize the modern fantastic and its relationship to tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs). In particular, it provides a foundation so that the analysis of the individual case studies is clear. It uses literary studies and modern studies to read core TRPG gametexts, such as those of Dungeons and Dragons or Warhammer 40k. It also focuses on how fantastic space emerges during gameplay. Key also is how humanism and posthumanism can be rethought through a focus on what this books considers to be ‘realized worlds’. These are spaces of enchantment that occur at the intersection of the analog and digital, two elements critical in a process of posthumanization, or a way to rethink the discourses of trans-and-posthumanism.
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