RPG as Cooperative Storytelling

An RPG is a process of cooperative storytelling: the Gamemaster lays out a situation or scenario for the players, such as, “You hear an alarm coming from the First National Bank!” The players then choose how their characters react (“We rush to the bank to see what’s going on!”). Things proceed in a back-and-forth manner, with the GM explaining the unfolding story (how a super-villain is robbing the bank and trying to escape with his ill-gotten gains, etc.) and the players decidingvwhat their characters will do (how one hero swoops in and stops the villain’s getaway car and another tears off thevcar door, and so forth). In the process, the whole group creates an exciting story, just like you find in comics.


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 DC Adventures Hero's Handbook Book 1
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Kenson, Steve (2010), DC Adventures Hero's Handbook Book 1, Green Ronin Pub, Retrieved on 2015-02-25
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    22 FEB 2015

     Role Playing Games

    Comparative notes from various RPGs, including multiple editions of D&D.
    Folksonomies: rpgs role-playing games
    Folksonomies: rpgs role-playing games