Multi-player role-playing games form one of the key examples of interactive, emergent and collaborative storytelling systems available. These games and the collaborative stories that they create, are commonly facilitated by a specialized participant, the game master. In the current study, the verbal communication of game masters in a series of role-playing game sessions is categorized and analyzed depending on form and content, using protocol analysis, establishing a model for the verbal communication of game masters.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2008, Issue 5334, p. 242-249
Emergent narrative; Game master; Role-playing game
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
First Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2008