The electronic release of Second Person starts with a number of essays on tabletop role-playing. Most of these consider the entanglement of play and narrative in a variety of game systems, from the highly controlled to the largely open-ended.
Author: Pat Harrigan
Patrick Harrigan is a Minneapolis-based writer and editor. He has worked on new media projects with Improv Technologies, Weatherwood Company, and Wrecking Ball Productions, and as Marketing Director and Creative Consultant for Fantasy Flight Games. He is the co-editor of First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (2004, with Noah Wardrip-Fruin); and The Art of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos (2006, with Brian Wood); and is author of the novel Lost Clusters (2005).