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Power in Larps

I’ve played in more than my share of larps. That’s “live-action role-playing” for the layman. Role-playing games where you act things out instead of relaxing around a table, “improv acting with no audience” if you want to explain it to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Belief in Fantasy

In his introduction to The Supernatural Omnibus, an anthology of supernatural stories by various authors, Montague Summers claims “Ghost stories told by one who believes in and is assured of the reality of apparitions and hauntings… will be found to … Continue reading

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Putting on the Feathers 3: Bibliography

Here are all my referenced sources for Putting on the Feathers to assist those who desire further reading in that area. ______________________ Bibliography Bridges, Bill, developer. Werewolf Player’s Guide. Stone Mountain, USA: White Wolf, 1993. Brucato, Phil. Mage the Ascension … Continue reading

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Putting on the Feathers Part 2: Role-Playing Games

Here is the second half of the essay, where I bring in my own experiences of “playing Indian.” ________________________________________________ Putting on the Feathers Part 2: Role-Playing Games As has been shown, ever since the Europeans encountered the aboriginals, many Europeans … Continue reading

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Putting on the Feathers Part 1: Historical Context

  This is the first part of a research essay that I wrote for a history class. In this essay, I look at the fascination that Europeans and Euro-North Americans, myself included, have had with pretending to be North American … Continue reading

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