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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. After two years of planning, the Editorial Board of the IJRP is pleased to present you with the first issue, containing five articles spanning the theoretical to the practical, with a general focus on role-playing games. It is our sincere hope that you will enjoy the first issue of the IJRP.

On behalf of the EditorialĀ Board

Anders Drachen


The aim of The International Journal of Role Playing is to act as a hybrid knowledge network, and bring together the varied interests in role-playing and the associated knowledge networks, e.g. academic research, the games and creative industries, the arts and the strong role-playing communities.

List of issues and dates:

  • Issue 1, 2008
  • Issue 2, 2011
  • Issue 3, 2012
  • Issue 4, 2013
  • Issue 5, 2015
  • Issues 6-7, 2016
  • Issues 8-9, 2018
  • Issue 10, 2020