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Abbreviations Used in the Text viii Introduction: A Game Like No Other 1 Part I Lawful Good vs. Chaotic Evil 5 1 Sympathy for the Devils: Free Will and Dungeons & Dragons7 Greg Littmann 2 Paragons and Knaves: Does Good Character Make for a Good Character? 23 J.K. Miles and Karington Hess 3 Is Anyone Actually Chaotic Evil?: A Playable Theory of Willful Wrongdoing 35 Neil Mussett Part II So Did You Win? Philosophy and D&D Gameplay61 4 Save vs. Death: Some Reflections on the Lifecycle of PCs63 Christopher Robichaud 5 To My Other Self: Reflection and Existentialism in Dungeons& Dragons 72 Rob Crandall and Charles Taliaferro 6 Player-Character Is What You Are in the Dark: The Phenomenology of Immersion in Dungeons & Dragons 82 William J. White Part III Crafting Worlds 93 7 Imagination and Creation: The Morality of Fiction in Dungeons& Dragons 95 Robert A. Delfino and Jerome C. Hillock 8 Dungeonmastery as Soulcraft 106 Ben Dyer Part IV Foray into the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance119 9 Menzoberranzan: A Perfect Unjust State 121 Matt Hummel 10 Who Is Raistlin Majere? 132 Kevin Mc Cain Part V The Ethics of Spellcasting 145 11 Expediency and Expendability: An Exhumation of the Moralityof Necromancy 147 Matthew Jones and Ashley Brown 12 By Friendship or Force: Is it Ethical to Summon Animals to Fight by Your Side in Dungeons & Dragons? 163 Samantha Noll Part VI Dungeons & Dragons out in the Real World173 13 'Kill her, kill her! Oh God, I'm sorry!':Spectating Dungeons & Dragons 175 Esther Mac Callum-Stewart 14 Berserker in a Skirt: Sex and Gender in Dungeons &Dragons 189 Shannon M. Mussett 15 'Others play at dice': Friendship and Dungeons& Dragons 202 Jeffery L. Nicholas Contributors 217 Index 223
Herausgegeben von Christopher Robichaud
Do demons and devils have free will? Does justice exist in Menzoberranzan? What's the morality involved with playercharacters casting necromancy and summoning spells? Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy probes the richterrain of philosophically compelling concepts and ideas thatunderlie Dungeons & Dragons, the legendary fantasyrole-playing game that grew into a world-wide cultural phenomenon.A series of accessible essays reveals what the imaginary worlds of D&D can teach us about ethics, morality, metaphysics andmore. * Illustrates a wide variety of philosophical concepts and ideasthat arise in Dungeons & Dragons gameplay and presentsthem in an accessible and entertaining manner * Reveals how the strategies, tactics, improvisations, androle-play employed by D&D enthusiasts have startlingparallels in the real world of philosophy * Explores a wide range of philosophical topics, including thenature of free will, the metaphysics of personal identity, themorality of crafting fictions, sex and gender issues in tabletopgameplay, and friendship and collaborative storytelling * Provides gamers with deep philosophical insights that can leadto a richer appreciation of D&D and any gamingexperience
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John Wiley & Sons
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DG3259227

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