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Game Guru: Role-Playing Games (Premier Press Game Development)
by:Dave Morris, Leo Hartas
Role-playing games is the genre that most meticulously evokes a parallel life for the player—not infrequently down to the detail of what kind of wine is in their hip flask. In addition to the gameplay and simulation aspects of this genre, "Game Guru: Role-Playing Games" looks at the conventions that underlie it—the threat of evil, the archetypal...
Role-playing games is the genre that most meticulously evokes a parallel life for the player—not infrequently down to the detail of what kind of wine is in their hip flask. In addition to the gameplay and simulation aspects of this genre, "Game Guru: Role-Playing Games" looks at the conventions that underlie it—the threat of evil, the archetypal playground of the sword-and-sorcery setting, and so on. With hundreds of examples and in-depth interviews with the experts, this book reveals the secrets to what makes great games compelling and successful. Whether you are a professional or a die-hard role-playing gamer, you'll be intrigued by the clear analysis of play balance, character and level design, learning curves, risk versus reward, puzzles, scale and scope, catch-up effects, symmetry, and many other aspects of game theory. This book gives you the insight you are searching for to enrich your gaming experience. Readers can learn the practicalities of how to design, plan, and build a game. Gives readers fascinating insights into the world of today's leading game creators. Readers can enjoy games in a new light by understanding the core underlying principles. Includes hundreds of examples and in-depth interviews with industry experts.
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