Writing has long been seen as a solitary affair, but this was not always the case. Before widespread literacy, stories were told and retold through the power of speech. Whole communities came together to weave tales and myths. Recently that tradition has been making a return to mainstream media with the renaissance of tabletop role-playing games, which serve as a standard vehicle for group collaboration. A Tale of the Terminally Fey is an attempt to reconcile the collaborative, off-the-cuff nature of oral storytelling with traditional narratives. The author has adapted the transcripts of live sessions into the first chapter of a novel that would follow the characters through one of these storytelling campaigns.
Hicks, Micah Dean
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Damm, Olivia, "A Tale of the Terminally Fey: A Modern Take on Collaborative Folklore" (2020). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 695.