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Leaving Mundania : Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games
by Lizzie Stark


Overview - Exposing a subculture often dismissed as geeky by mainstream America, "Leaving Mundania" is the story of live action role-playing (LARP). A hybrid of games such as Dungeons & Dragons, historical reenactment, fandom, and good old-fashioned pretend larp is thriving, and this book explores its multifaceted communities and related phenomena, including the Society forCreative Anachronism, a medieval reenactment group that boasts more than 32,000 members.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Exposing a subculture often dismissed as geeky by mainstream America, "Leaving Mundania" is the story of live action role-playing (LARP). A hybrid of games such as Dungeons & Dragons, historical reenactment, fandom, and good old-fashioned pretend larp is thriving, and this book explores its multifaceted communities and related phenomena, including the Society forCreative Anachronism, a medieval reenactment group that boasts more than 32,000 members. Author Lizzie Stark looks at the hobby from a variety of angles, from its history in the pageantry of Tudor England to its present use as a training tool for the US military. Along the way, she duels foes with foam-padded weapons, lets the great elder god Cthulhu destroy her parents beach house, and endures an existential awakening in the high-art larp scene of Scandinavia."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781569766057
  • ISBN-10: 1569766053
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 258
  • Dimensions: 8.54 x 5.58 x 0.54 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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