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Not So Magical

July 8, 2011


In my last post, I talked about a book called The Magic Circle: Principles of  Gaming and Simulation. I’ve gotten about 70 pages in (of some 380), and decided that the book isn’t worth reading, for my purposes. I was interested in gaining a deeper understanding of games, and maybe game design. The author does […]

Play, Culture, & the Sacred

July 2, 2011


So I’m reading this by turns arduous and enlightening book, The Magic Circle: Principles of Gaming & Simulation (2009).  It’s a full-fledged academic text (which means it has to cost $50 even though it’s just a big paperback–I got it from the library), and I don’t quite understand where the author is coming from. He […]