Beyond Role and Play

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Beyond Role and Play

Beyond Role and Play was published in conjunction with the Solmukohta 2004 conference.



  • Immersive Story: A View of Role-Played Drama by John H. Kim
  • A Semiotic View on Diegesis Construction by Mika Loponen & Markus Montola
  • Tilting at Windmills: The Theatricality of Role-Playing Games by Edward Choy
  • Role-Playing: A Narrative Experience and a Mindset by Satu Heliö
  • Notes on Role-Playing Texts by Jaakko Stenros
  • Autonomous Identities: Immersion as a Tool for Exploring, Empowering and Emancipating Identities by Mike Pohjola
  • The Character Interpretation: The Process Before the Immersion and the Game by Ari-Pekka Lappi
  • On the Transmutation of Educational Role-Play: A Critical Reframing to the Role-Play in Order to Meet the Educational Demands by Thomas Henriksen
  • Deconstructing Larp Analysis or, “Let’s Recognize a Bias Where There Is One” by J. Tuomas Harviainen


  • Character Design Fundamentals for Role-Playing Games by Petri Lankoski
  • Narrative Function: A Larpwright's Tool by Erling Rognli
  • Chaotic Role-Playing: Applying the Chaos Model of Organisations for Role-Playing by Markus Montola
  • Genre, Style, Method and Focus: Typologies for Role-Playing Games by Jaakko Stenros
  • On the Importance of Body Language in Live-Action Role-play by Terhi Säilä
  • Rules of Engagement by Eliot Wieslander


  • “I Could a Tale Unfold Whose Lightest Word Would Harrow up Thy Soul”: Lessons from Hamlet by Johanna Koljonen
  • Post Panopticon by Gabriel Widing
  • Temporary Utopias: The Political Reality of Fiction by Tova Gerge
  • Infinite Possibilities: Mellan Himmel och Hav From a Science Fiction Point of View by Karin Tidbeck
  • Creating Music for Live-Action Role-Play by Henrik Summanen