On Permadeath

21 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2012

Date Written: December 19, 2011

Abstract

This paper is an exploratory essay investigating the unique characteristics of permadeath and what it can tell us about player investment and risk-taking. It offers a formal definition, analysis of both electronic games and live action role play, comparison with Caillois & Huizinga, and a consideration of Benjamin's aura.

Suggested Citation

Rousse, Thomas, On Permadeath (December 19, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2001550 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2001550

Thomas Rousse (Contact Author)

Northwestern University ( email )

2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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