Roleplayers traditionally view their hobby as one divorced from "the real world", a second life lived in imaginary worlds, with little regard for societal issues outside the game. A few issues, however, have special relevance (and history) within roleplaying, requiring gamers to deal with the issues as gamers. The interaction of the roleplaying hobby and the society around it is more complicated than advocacy and opposition; in many cases, there are differing views among roleplayers themselves. This section collects resources from all sides of an issue, as well as media references about gamer issues. Roleplaying in Society Roleplaying Games.
- Devoted Studies About Fantasy Role-Playing Games www
Devoted to scientific studies, About Fantasy Role-Playing Games, essays, and dissertations about fantasy games in response to game-bashing media. [English and German] Studies About Fantasy Role-Playing Games.
- Features The Escapist www
Features an unofficial homepage for CAR-PGa (The Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games). The Escapist.
- Dedicated Youth for Creative Adventure Storytelling www
Dedicated to developing after-school and summer programs for youth. for Creative Adventure Storytelling. Includes news, a history, and program overviews. Youth for Creative Adventure Storytelling.
- Links The Vampire Clan www
Links to articles about the 1996 "vampire cult" case. The Vampire Clan.
- Review CNN Review: 'The Embrace' www
Review of Aphrodite Jones true crime book about the 1996 "vampire cult" case; VtM mentioned as the suspect's hobby. CNN Review: 'The Embrace'.
- Article Role-Playing Games: Fantasy or Reality? www
Article from the "Youth and the Occult" issue of the Watchman Expositer. Games: Fantasy or Reality?. Role-Playing Games: Fantasy or Reality?.
- A Lion Track Ministries: Fantasy and Role Playing www
A biblical critique of roleplaying and its connections to other suspect hobbies. Lion Track Ministries: Fantasy and Role Playing.
- Sandy RPGnet: Women in Gaming? www
Sandy Antunes's satirical report on mixed-gender gaming. Women in Gaming?. RPGnet: Women in Gaming?.
- A RPGnet: Chicks In Roleplaying And Other Stuff www
A call to accept women gamers. RPGnet: Chicks In Roleplaying And Other Stuff.
- RPG The RPG Consortium www
RPG online community with discussion forums for different games and gaming styles. RPG Consortium. Includes archives of publications and reference materials. The RPG Consortium.
- Resource RPG Host www
Resource site featuring news, Host, adventures, character sheets, rules, and links for various systems. RPG Host.
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