Last month I gave a talk at Refactor Camp on the topic of Games, Narrative, and Story. That talk is now online here:

The rough agenda is:

  • A look at contemporary interactive fiction
  • The tension between game and narrative elements
  • An exploration of games along Emergent / Authorial and Passive / Active axes
  • The role of story in tabletop games
  • An overview of storytelling games
  • A brief history of tabletop RPGs
  • The creation of Plotypus, my storytelling game