Blues Riffs and Session Pacing: Spot Check 22

by NICK MIZER

In this episode of Spot Check I talk about how the Old School Renaissance in tabletop gaming has helped to reconstruct older assumptions about gaming, and how those assumptions change our experiences of play and expand our ideas about narrative.

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About Nick Mizer

Although much of my work focuses on tabletop role-playing games, I think that geek culture in general has a lot to offer for anthropological study, from understandings of modernity and consumerism to the role of the imagination and wonder in the midst of those more “serious” trends. As I explore these things, I find myself straddling the borders between anthropology, folkloristics, and performance studies.

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