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Verbal communication of story facilitators in multi-player role-playing games
Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (1st : 2008) (26 - 29 November 2008 : Erfurt, Germany)
Spierling, Ulrike and Szilas, Nicolas. Interactive storytelling : First Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2008, Erfurt, Germany, November 26-29, 2008 : proceedings, p.242-249
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.