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Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games

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Research by Peter D Hart Research Associates, on behalf of the Interactive Digital Software Association, states that 145 million Americans regularly play video games. This book allows this audience to decipher the arcane mysteries behind game development tools like plot trees, world bibles, design documents, and game scripts.
Paperback, 514 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Course Technology
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Jeff
Jul 06, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: programmers, gaming geeks
Shelves: computers
A little background on why I read this book, since I don't work anywhere remotely near the gaming industry:

A month ago I picked-up a copy of this book from the clearance rack at the local CompUSA near my house. If you have checked my writing link, you'll see that I have an interest in 3D animation and storytelling, so I figured for $6.99 this book was close enough to my new hobby to be worth purchasing.

As I flipped through it and began to read the first couple of chapters it
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Rhuantavan
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the BEST book on role-playing games design and writing you can get. Although portions are a bit outdated, it is still a fantastic read.
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