For this month’s symposium, I’d like to revisit LOTRTCG through the lens of our experiences playing it over the last few months. In particular, how does the experience of playing a cooperative adventure card game influence our understanding of any or all of the following:
- the storyworld of the game
- the thematics in the game that tie our performances to that storyworld
- the meta-ludic activities associated with the game (deckbuilding, in particular, but also participation in communities of practice dedicated to the game or to other games or aspects of the storyworld)
- the special kind of virtuosity demanded and fostered by the game, and its relation to other kinds of virtuosity we’ve discussed
Discussion on Discord at 8:30 Eastern/5:30 Pacific!