Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
Master of the Universe? The method of storytelling described in the case study "Storytelling Evolves on the Web: EXOCOG and the Future of Storytelling" (January-February 2005) is very similar to storytelling in role-playing games (RPG). I am not referring to the kind played on the computer, but the kind where one person (the game master) develops a universe and the other people play characters in that universe. In a good RPG scenario, the game master has developed a world in which some epic story is occurring. The players interact within that universe rather than being told a narrative and…
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