Game Guru: Role-Play Games reviews the genre that most meticulously evokes a parallel life for the player. As well as the gameplay and simulation aspects of the genre, Game Guru: Role-Play Games looks at the conventions that underlie it - the threat of evil, the archetypal playground of the sword-and-sorcery setting, and so on. The book features in-depth interviews with the masters of role-playing game development and looks behind the scenes at some of the most popular games of the genre. Professionals and players alike will benefit from the clear analysis of play balance, character and level design, learning curves, risk versus reward, puzzles, scale and scope, catch-up effects, symmetry, and many other aspects of game theory. Game Gurus give you the insight to enrich your gaming experience - and, if you are a game designer, to make better games. An invaluable and unique series about the leading entertainment medium of the 21st century.
Dave Morris is a prolific author of fantasy gaming books and the creator of the acclaimed realtime strategy PC game, Warrior Kings. Leo Hartas is a highly regarded illustrator skilled in both traditional and computer-generated styles and techniques. Together they have written numerous books.