Metagamer Chronicles Complete Collection

Author by : Xavier P. Hunter
Language : en
Publisher by : Magical Scrivener Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 403
File Size : 41,6 Mb
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Description : Gary Burns thought he’d created a masterpiece. Instead, he’d created a prison for his friends—and himself. Gary Burns just wanted to create the greatest RPG campaign of his gaming career. But a freak magical accident sucks him into the very world he created—as himself. Surrounded by heroes who look and sound like his friends, Gary is forced to play out the story he wrote. Worthless in a fight, Gary must prove himself valuable even if it means feeding the team insider knowledge. Because he needs to keep his friends close—and himself alive—until he can solve the puzzle he never designed: how to get everyone back home. Metagamer Chronicles puts the RPG into LitRPG, taking the ever-growing GameLit genre back to its tabletop roots. If you miss the rattle of dice and gaming at a table with your friends, the Metagamer Chronicles are what you've been craving. Fans of Dungeons and Dragons and old TSR novels will love Metagamer Chronicles.


Homebrew

Author by : Xavier P. Hunter
Language : en
Publisher by : Magical Scrivener Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 88
Total Download : 191
File Size : 46,6 Mb
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Description : If Gary had known he'd get trapped in an RPG with his real-life stats, he’d have tried harder in gym class. Gary Burns just wanted to create the greatest RPG campaign of his gaming career. But a freak magical accident sucks him into the very world he created—as himself. Surrounded by heroes who look and sound like his friends, Gary is forced to play out the story he wrote. Worthless in a fight, Gary must prove himself valuable even if it means feeding the team insider knowledge. Because he needs to keep his friends close—and himself alive—until he can solve the puzzle he never designed: how to get everyone back home. Homebrew puts the RPG into LitRPG, taking the ever-growing GameLit genre back to its tabletop roots. If you miss the rattle of dice and gaming at a table with your friends, the Metagamer Chronicles are what you've been craving. Fans of Dungeons and Dragons and old TSR novels will love Homebrew.


Hero Time

Author by : Xavier P. Hunter
Language : en
Publisher by : Magical Scrivener Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 72
Total Download : 283
File Size : 48,7 Mb
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Description : The difference between a hero and a tyrant is charisma. Fresh off their defeat of the lich’s army, Gary and his friends find themselves preparing for an even larger threat. While unlocking elder magic gave them the juice they needed to turn aside one foe, it unstoppered the bottle holding back an ancient evil. Gary knows what’s coming because he wrote it. Now, with political responsibilities crushing him from one side and a demonic army looming on the other, Gary must balance the necessity of victory with the means to achieve it. After all, what good is saving a kingdom only to become the villain? Hero Time puts the RPG into LitRPG, taking the ever-growing GameLit genre back to its tabletop roots. If you miss the rattle of dice and gaming at a table with your friends, the Metagamer Chronicles are what you've been craving. Fans of Dungeons and Dragons and old TSR novels will love Hero Time.


History Fiction Or Science Chronology 2

Author by : Anatoly T. Fomenko
Language : en
Publisher by : Mithec
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 31
Total Download : 241
File Size : 52,6 Mb
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Description : This is a seven volume treatise on historical dating and scientific arguments regarding the truth or falsehoods in currently accepted historical concepts. It claims the 16th century as the time during which history was created by medieval scribes and cemented by the power of the ecclesial authorities. It is theorized for example that Jesus was actually born in 1053 A.D. and crucified in 1086 A.D.; the Old Testament refers to medieval events and the Apocalyse was written after 1486 A.D.


Metagaming

Author by : Stephanie Boluk
Language : en
Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 10
Total Download : 780
File Size : 55,8 Mb
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Description : The greatest trick the videogame industry ever pulled was convincing the world that videogames were games rather than a medium for making metagames. Elegantly defined as “games about games,” metagames implicate a diverse range of practices that stray outside the boundaries and bend the rules: from technical glitches and forbidden strategies to Renaissance painting, algorithmic trading, professional sports, and the War on Terror. In Metagaming, Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux demonstrate how games always extend beyond the screen, and how modders, mappers, streamers, spectators, analysts, and artists are changing the way we play. Metagaming uncovers these alternative histories of play by exploring the strange experiences and unexpected effects that emerge in, on, around, and through videogames. Players puzzle through the problems of perspectival rendering in Portal, perform clandestine acts of electronic espionage in EVE Online, compete and commentate in Korean StarCraft, and speedrun The Legend of Zelda in record times (with or without the use of vision). Companies like Valve attempt to capture the metagame through international e-sports and online marketplaces while the corporate history of Super Mario Bros. is undermined by the endless levels of Infinite Mario, the frustrating pranks of Asshole Mario, and even Super Mario Clouds, a ROM hack exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art. One of the only books to include original software alongside each chapter, Metagaming transforms videogames from packaged products into instruments, equipment, tools, and toys for intervening in the sensory and political economies of everyday life. And although videogames conflate the creativity, criticality, and craft of play with the act of consumption, we don’t simply play videogames—we make metagames.


House Rules

Author by : Xavier P. Hunter
Language : en
Publisher by : Magical Scrivener Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 902
File Size : 54,6 Mb
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Description : Games were made to be broken. Gary Burns has been kidnapped, thrown in a dungeon, and tortured for information. Worst of all, he’s been separated from his friends, so no one even knows where to look for him. Cut off from his support network, Gary uses the only tools at his disposal: a silver tongue and an insider’s knowledge of the game world that’s second to none. With a makeshift party of former foes, Gary must not only escape his captor but plan for payback. Because nothing passes the time in a dank, lightless prison cell like plotting revenge. And when your adversary is a centuries-old lich with the might of an army at his disposal, death is a starting point, not a victory. House Rules puts the RPG into LitRPG, taking the ever-growing GameLit genre back to its tabletop roots. If you miss the rattle of dice and gaming at a table with your friends, the Metagamer Chronicles are what you've been craving. Fans of Dungeons and Dragons and old TSR novels will love House Rules.


Eurogames

Author by : Stewart Woods
Language : en
Publisher by : McFarland
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 557
File Size : 52,7 Mb
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Description : While board games can appear almost primitive in the digital age, eurogames—also known as German-style board games—have increased in popularity nearly concurrently with the rise of video games. Eurogames have simple rules and short playing times and emphasize strategy over luck and conflict. This book examines the form of eurogames, the hobbyist culture that surrounds them, and the way that hobbyists experience the play of such games. It chronicles the evolution of tabletop hobby gaming and explores why hobbyists play them, how players balance competitive play with the demands of an intimate social gathering, and to what extent the social context of the game encounter shapes the playing experience. Combining history, cultural studies, leisure studies, ludology, and play theory, this innovative work highlights a popular alternative trend in the gaming community.


Debugging Game History

Author by : Henry Lowood
Language : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 452
File Size : 53,7 Mb
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Description : Essays discuss the terminology, etymology, and history of key terms, offering a foundation for critical historical studies of games.


Arthurian Literature

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Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 77
Total Download : 538
File Size : 52,6 Mb
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Analog Science Fiction Science Fact

Author by : John Wood Campbell
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 63
Total Download : 502
File Size : 46,7 Mb
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