Symposium 2 February 2023: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (redux)

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!


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Classicist, game critic, game educator.
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