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Dread Trident: Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Modern Fantastic

Curtis D. Carbonell


Dread Trident examines the rise of imaginary worlds in tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs), such as Dungeons and Dragons. With the combination of analog and digital mechanisms, from traditional books to the internet, new ways of engaging the fantastic have become increasingly realized in recent years, and this book seeks an understanding of this phenomenon within the discourses of trans- and posthumanism, as well as within a gameist mode.  The book explores a number of case studies of foundational TRPGs. Dungeons and Dragons provides an illustration of pulp-driven fantasy, particularly in the ... More

Keywords: Role-playing games, Fantasy games, Dungeons and Dragons, Tabletop, Science fiction games, Analog Games, Digital Games, Warhammer 40K, HP Lovecraft

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620573
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Curtis D. Carbonell, author