Story Matters: Champions Online’s Mega-Destroid PQ

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Games are rules.  Games are fiction.  Jesper Juul makes this the central them in his book, Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds, and we use this text in our class to discuss the value of narrative in the context of our gaming lives.   Professor Clayton and I set up a session in […]

Story Matters

Lucas and Bio go after a deep narrative back story

Think about a game session. No, I mean the physical in real life manifestation of our gaming experience. If someone were standing behind you … and they described your actions to someone else via a cell phone, what would that sound like? Umm yeah Bob … well.. He is typing.. Well clicking — left click […]