Due to some very positive but time consuming events, the final format of issue 5 will be further delayed. As that is however no reason to prevent our authors’ work from being read, we here publish the four peer-reviewed articles and one reviewed book review that form most of the issue. They have not been layouted yet, and will be replaced later by properly formatted ones, but their content will no longer change. The editorial will be published later on, in the full issue.
Sarah Lynne Bowman and Anne Standiford: Educational Larp in the Middle School Classroom:
A Mixed Method Case Study
Mary Lynn Crow and Larry P. Nelson: The Effects of Using Academic Role-Playing in a Teacher Education
Marjukka Lampo: Ecological Approach to the Performance of Larping
Michael Sangyeob Lee and Carrie Heeter: Cognitive Intervention and Reconciliation: NPC Believability in Single-Player RPGs
Mika Loponen and Jukka Särkijärvi: Review: Playing at the World
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This special issue contains five articles chosen from amongst those presented at the Role-Playing in Games seminar at the University of Tampere, Finland, April 10-11, 2012. Several others from that seminar will be appearing in future issues of this journal.
The International Journal of Role-Playing is a response to a growing need for a place where the varied and wonderful fields of role-playing research and -development, covering academia, the industry and the arts, can exchange knowledge and research, form networks and communicate.
On behalf of the Editorial Board
J. Tuomas Harviainen