Connecting Worlds. Fantasy Role-Playing Games, Ritual Acts and the Magic Circle

@inproceedings{Copier2005ConnectingWF,
  title={Connecting Worlds. Fantasy Role-Playing Games, Ritual Acts and the Magic Circle},
  author={Marinka Copier},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2005}
}
From a cultural history and game theoretical perspective my work focuses on the relationship between the fantasy subculture, fantasy role-playing games and the daily life of their participants in the Netherlands. Main research themes are the construction of game/play space and identities. Within this context I elaborate in this paper on the usefulness of the term magic circle (Johan Huizinga). I will argue why in game research the current use of the term magic circle is problematic. We can… CONTINUE READING
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