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

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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


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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3177
DOI 10.1177/1743872107081432
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1743872107081432
Subjects Historical > SEO Classification > 9404 Justice and the Law
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Keywords ResPubID13613, fields of practice, defining roles, enabling agency, rule-playing `stances' , role playing games, `Wraith: The Oblivion', the `shadow' persona
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