Item Display - Playing at the world : a history of simulating wars, people and fantastic adventures, from chess to role-playing games

Skip navigation
BYU
Harold B. Lee Library

Navigation Menu

Contextual Navigation Menu

record 1 of 1 for search words or phrase "9780615642048{020,022}"

Change Display

Item Details

  • Place Hold
  • Find more by this author
  • Find more on these topics
  • Nearby items on shelf
  • Bibliographic Record
  • A Look Inside
  • Bibligraphic Information

    Title
    Playing at the world : a history of simulating wars, people and fantastic adventures, from chess to role-playing games
    Author
    Peterson, Jon, III

    Bibliographic Information

    MARC Record

    Full View From Catalog
    Personal Author:
    Peterson, Jon, III
    Title:
    Playing at the world : a history of simulating wars, people and fantastic adventures, from chess to role-playing games / Jon Peterson.
    Publication info:
    San Diego, CA : Unreason Press, 2012.
    Physical description:
    xx, 698 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [633]-657) and index.
    Summary:
    Explore the conceptual origins of wargames and role-playing games in this unprecedented history of simulating the real and the impossible. From a vast survey of primary sources ranging from eighteenth-century strategists to modern hobbyists, Playing at the World distills the story of how gamers first decided fictional battles with boards and dice, and how they moved from simulating wars to simulating people. The invention of role-playing games serves as a touchstone for exploring the ways that the literary concept of character, the lure of fantastic adventure and the principles of gaming combined into the signature cultural innovation of the late twentieth century.
    Subject term:
    Fantasy games--History.
    Subject term:
    Computer games--History.
    Subject term:
    War games--History.
    Subject term:
    Games of strategy (Mathematics)--History.
    Subject term:
    Role playing--History.
    Subject term:
    Dungeons and Dragons (Game)--History.
    ISBN:
    9780615642048 (pbk.)
    ISBN:
    0615642047 (pbk.)

    • Holdings

      HBLL
        Copy Material Location
      GV 1469.6 .P48x 2012 1 Book Harold B. Lee Library Bookshelves
    • Send to RefWorks
    • All content

Contextual Navigation Menu