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Voicing the Shadow - Rule-playing and Roleplaying in 'Wraith: The Oblivion'

Beattie, Scott (2007) Voicing the Shadow - Rule-playing and Roleplaying in 'Wraith: The Oblivion'. Law, Culture and the Humanities, 3. pp. 477-492. ISSN 1743-8721

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Abstract

Rules may seem restrictive, merely negative exercises of coercive power. Nevertheless rules also have a strong constitutive role—in shaping fields of practice, defining roles and enabling agency. This paper explores the theory of different rule-playing `stances' emerging from the theory of role playing games and asks if this might also have juridic or regulatory application. As context, this paper looks to the role playing game `Wraith: The Oblivion', particularly for its unique use of roles to shape identity through the `shadow' persona.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID13613, fields of practice, defining roles, enabling agency, rule-playing `stances' , role playing games, `Wraith: The Oblivion', the `shadow' persona
Subjects: SEO Classification > 9404 Justice and the Law
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 23:22
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 23:22
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3177
DOI: 10.1177/1743872107081432
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