Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy

Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set: Books 16. New York: Scholastic. St. Andre, Ken. 1975. ... Homeland: The Dark Elf Trilogy, Part 1(Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt, Book 1). Renton: Wizards of the Coast. Sartre, Jean-Paul. 1963.

Author: Jon Cogburn

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This volume will convince readers that the swift ascent of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons to worldwide popularity in the 1970s and 1980s is “the most exciting event in popular culture since the invention of the motion picture.” Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy presents twenty-one chapters by different writers, all D&D aficionados but with starkly different insights and points of view. It will be appreciated by thoughtful fans of the game, including both those in their thirties, forties, and fifties who have rediscovered the pastime they loved as teenagers and the new teenage and college-student D&D players who have grown up with gaming via computer and console games and are now turning to D&D as a richer, fuller gaming experience. The book is divided into three parts. The first, “Heroic Tier: The Ethical Dungeon-Crawler,” explores what D&D has to teach us about ethics and about how results from the philosophical study of morality can enrich and transform the game itself. Authors argue that it’s okay to play evil characters, criticize the traditional and new systems of moral alignment, and (from the perspective of those who love the game) tackle head-on the recurring worries about whether the game has problems with gender and racial stereotypes. Readers of Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy will become better players, better thinkers, better dungeon-masters, and better people. Part II, “Paragon Tier: Planes of Existence,” arouses a new sense of wonder about both the real world and the collaborative world game players create. Authors look at such metaphysical questions as what separates magic from science, how we express the inexpressible through collaborative storytelling, and what the objects that populate Dungeons and Dragons worlds can teach us about the equally fantastic objects that surround us in the real world. The third part, “Epic Tier: Leveling Up,” is at the crossroads of philosophy and the exciting new field of Game Studies. The writers investigate what makes a game a game, whether D&D players are artists producing works of art, whether D&D (as one of its inventors claimed) could operate entirely without rules, how we can overcome the philosophical divide between game and story, and what types of minds take part in D&D.
Categories: Philosophy

Android Design Patterns

Android Design Patterns

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Author: Greg Nudelman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118417553

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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Master the challenges of Android user interface development with these sample patterns With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android OS to both smartphone and tablet computing. Designing effective user interfaces that work on multiple Android devices is extremely challenging. This book provides more than 75 patterns that you can use to create versatile user interfaces for both smartphones and tablets, saving countless hours of development time. Patterns cover the most common and yet difficult types of user interactions, and each is supported with richly illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Includes sample patterns for welcome and home screens, searches, sorting and filtering, data entry, navigation, images and thumbnails, interacting with the environment and networks, and more Features tablet-specific patterns and patterns for avoiding results you don't want Illustrated, step-by-step instructions describe what the pattern is, how it works, when and why to use it, and related patterns and anti-patterns A companion website offers additional content and a forum for interaction Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers provides extremely useful tools for developers who want to take advantage of the booming Android app development market.
Categories: Computers

MY BRILLIANT BRAIN The Whole Series Books 1 6

MY BRILLIANT BRAIN   The Whole Series  Books 1   6

(6 books in 1, for ages 8 - 14 years.) Nik Clark ... The Dead Sea is so salty you can lie in it and read a book. □ ← □ → 4. Harry Potter books and movies are illegal in some Middle East countries. START 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ...

Author: Nik Clark

Publisher: Dynamic Educational Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Kids just love doing these!!! MY BRILLIANT BRAIN is packed full of quizzes, challenges and activities designed to give young minds a thorough workout. As they complete highly engaging and fun-filled activities, youngsters will utilise and build language, creativity, knowledge, thinking and reasoning skills. In fact, they’ll probably feel themselves getting smarter every time they finish a page! MY BRILLIANT BRAIN is a series of six books - each one waiting to entertain and get young minds thinking! The series is available as a complete collection (all six books in one) or as individual books. Here, you are looking at The Complete Collection! (8 - 14 years of age, KS2, KS3, intermediate ESL). A 'write-on' activity book.
Categories: Social Science

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book 4 Book Box Set

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book 4 Book Box Set

Includes Volumes 1–4 Brian Boone. This book is not authorized or sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing, Scholastic Inc., Warner Bros., J.K. Rowling, or any other person or entity owning or controlling rights in the Harry Potter name, ...

Author: Brian Boone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510748170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 704

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Your favorite Gryffindor guffaws, stupefying shenanigans, Hufflepuff hilarity, and Riddikulus Ravenclaw riddles, all in one place! You won’t need the tickling charm after reading this collection! This fantastical box set contains all four of the Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Books: Great Guffaws for Gryffindor Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin Howling Hilarity for Hufflepuff Raucous Jokes and Riddikulus Riddles for Ravenclaw From Dumbledore to Umbridge, from Hogwarts to Hogsmeade, from Harry Potter to Draco Malfoy, every aspect of the Harry Potter universe is contained in these four fantastic books. One-liners, quips, and wisecracks will have you and your friends and family spellbound. So Accio this box set and crack up at the wizard world! Featuring hundreds of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations, each joke book provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for readers and fans of the bestselling series.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Children s Books in Print 2007

Children s Books in Print  2007

Tr . of Harry Potter Harry Potter Schoolbooks : Quidditch Through the Ages 60.00 ( 978-0-439-56762-6 ( 9 ) ) Scholastic , Inc. ( Harry Potter Ser .: Year 1 ) . ( Illus . ) . 16p . ( YA ) . ( gr . 3 up ) . Boxed Set : Harry Potter & the ...

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ISBN: 0835248518

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Islands and Captivity in Popular Culture

Islands and Captivity in Popular Culture

... 23 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (book) 20–22 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) 20, 21 Harry Potter series (books and films) 6, 9, 16–19, 54 Havely, Cicely Palser 63, 216 hegemony 1, 4, 7, 9–10, 18–19, 57, ...

Author: Laura J. Getty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680248

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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The choices that individuals make in moments of crisis can transform them. By focusing on fictional characters trapped on fictional islands, the book examines how individuals react when forced to make hard choices within the liminal space of a "prison" island. At stake is the perception of choice: do characters believe that they have the power to choose, or do they think that they are at the mercy of fate? The results reveal certain patterns--psychological, historical, social, and political--that exist across a variety of popular/public cultures and time periods. This book focuses on how the interplay between liminality and the Locus of Control theory creates dynamic sites of negotiated meaning. This psychological concept has never before been used for literary analysis. Offered here as an alternative to the defects of Freudian psychology, the Locus of Control theory has been proven reliable in thousands of studies, and the results have been found, with few exceptions, to be consistent in both women and men. That consistency is explored through close readings of islands found in popular culture books, films, and television shows, with suggestions for future research.
Categories: Social Science

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book 4 Book Box Set

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book 4 Book Box Set

Your favorite Gryffindor guffaws, stupefying shenanigans, Hufflepuff hilarity, and Riddikulus Ravenclaw riddles, all in one place! You won’t need the tickling charm after reading this collection!

Author: Brian Boone

Publisher: Sky Pony

ISBN: 1510748164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 704

View: 984

Your favorite Gryffindor guffaws, stupefying shenanigans, Hufflepuff hilarity, and Riddikulus Ravenclaw riddles, all in one place! You won’t need the tickling charm after reading this collection! This fantastical box set contains all four of the Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Books: Great Guffaws for Gryffindor Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin Howling Hilarity for Hufflepuff Raucous Jokes and Riddikulus Riddles for Ravenclaw From Dumbledore to Umbridge, from Hogwarts to Hogsmeade, from Harry Potter to Draco Malfoy, every aspect of the Harry Potter universe is contained in these four fantastic books. One-liners, quips, and wisecracks will have you and your friends and family spellbound. So Accio this box set and crack up at the wizard world! Featuring hundreds of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations, each joke book provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for readers and fans of the bestselling series.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Warner Bros Entertainment Inc J K Rowling V Rdr Books and 10 Does

Warner Bros  Entertainment  Inc    J  K  Rowling V  Rdr Books and 10 Does

FINDINGS OF FACT I. The Copyrighted Works Plaintiff J.K. Rowling (“Rowling”) is the author of the highly acclaimed Harry Potter book series. (Tr. (Rowling) at 43:6-7, 47:17-20; Pl. Ex. 25 (Rowling Decl.) at ¶1.) Written for children but ...

Author: District Court S Us District Court Sdny

Publisher: Nimble Books LLC

ISBN: 9781608880164

Category: Law

Page: 70

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This case is an essential reference for any author or publisher who is considering the publicati0n of an unauthorized book that complements or comments upon copyrighted material by another author. In this case, J. K. Rowling and Warner Brothers prevailed against RDR Books, which had published an unauthorized "companion guide" that relied very heavily on "fictional facts" created by J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series.
Categories: Law

Cambridge Global English Stage 6 Learner s Book with Audio CDs 2

Cambridge Global English Stage 6 Learner s Book with Audio CDs  2

1 Talk about it Who are yourfavourite characters from books? How much do you know about ... JK Rowling, the author of the world-famous Harry Potter series thought of the idea for Harry Potter on a long boring train journey in 1990.

Author: Jane Boylan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107621251

Category: Education

Page: 141

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Learner's Book 6 provides the core input for Stage 6 with nine thematic units of study and five review spreads. Units end with an engaging project and opportunity for self-assessment. Richly illustrated units contain six lessons, each developed around a unifying theme. Materials feature skills-building tasks for listening, reading, writing and speaking. 'Use of English' features focus on language awareness, and 'Tips' boxes on specific skills. Texts included have variety: factual and fictional, dialogue and poetry covering a range of topics. Accompanying Audio CD includes listening material for Stage 6 Learner's and Activity Books 6. CEFR Level: A2 towards B1
Categories: Education

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Complete Collection Books 1 6

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Complete Collection  Books 1 6

More Praise for THE SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL Series A New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kids' Indie Next List Selection A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age An ILA Young Adults' Choice ...

Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 9780593374870

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 2752

View: 299

Includes the whole series! Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, now in a complete 6-book collection: The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, The Warlock and The Enchantress. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. “[A] A riveting fantasy…While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias…those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read.”—SLJ, Starred
Categories: Young Adult Fiction