Rhetoric and Communications Design

Toben Racicot Toben Racicot is usually busy writing and lettering comic books. But he does pause to DM games of Dungeons and Dragons and roll dice to kill zombies in Zombicide Green Horde. He also loves Popeye's Cajun Chicken, sushi, and his wife.

"Role-playing games intersect with comic books in the areas of narrative and character. My current research examines which of these players prioritize. Adding a role-playing mechanic to a comic book allows players to engage with the text and embody the characters. Do they choose to role-play the character more in depth or does narrative win over and they play out the plot as depicted in the story? I hope to determine which is most salient in RPGs and why players continue playing games that have neither inherent characters or narrative."

Toben Racicot

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