A history of RPGs: Made by fans; played by fans

Paul Mason


I explore some aspects of the early history of tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) that are perhaps not well known among media scholars, and which offer an alternative take on the idea of fan activity.


Dungeons & Dragons; Fan object; Gaming; RPG

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2012.0444

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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