Verbal communication of story facilitators in multi-player role-playing games

Anders Tychsen*, Thea Brolund, Michael Hitchens

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Number of pages8
Volume5334 LNCS
Publication date1. Dec 2008
ISBN (Print)3540894241, 9783540894247
Publication statusPublished - 1. Dec 2008
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • Emergent narrative
  • Game master
  • Role-playing game


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