Games and Literature

Roger Travis has an interesting set of activities up. I wonder if he wouldn’t me borrowing some of it.

Unit 1. The bardic occasion, then and now (A, B) (3 weeks)

* Activities: (reading) Iliad 2, Odyssey 8-9, Lord, Singer of Tales; (gaming) Play a level or quest three times, preferably in co-op; (discussion) in-game discussion; develop interview questions for developers.
* Sub-objectives: 1) describe the bardic occasion; 2) summarize oral formulaic theory; 3) produce a report of a gaming session as a bardic occasion.