By Kit Ward-Crixell
Presented July 23, 2007
"If you turned LiveJournal upside down and shook it, Harry Potter role-playing
games [RPGs] would fall out. An LJer myself, I was intrigued when I read this
characterization of LJ and went on a cursory search of LiveJournal communities.
Not only did I find hundreds of RPGs based on the fictional world of JK Rowling,
I found a myriad of RPGs based on other books, or RPGs in which characters from
different authors' works interact. LiveJournal, a blogging website and online
community, is also a hotspot of book-based role-playing.
no way to determine the ages of the people creating and playing these games,
many of them appear to be kids and teens. In other words, many, many kids are
using their free time to write, and read other people's writing about, book
characters. For fun. Could this get any better?
Yes, if your library gets
in on it!" More info....
Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (35MB, 38:01)
tags: glls2007, gaming in libraries