Concepts for Interactive Digital Storytelling: From Table-top to Game-AI
Keywords:Table-top, AI, Interactive Narrative, Collaborative Storytelling, Game Design, Narrative and Character Development, Interactive drama, User Modeling
In the current environment of digital games and immersive role playing systems, we often overlook previous methods of conveying and experiencing narrative based entertainment. We present a fresh perspective on interactive digital storytelling systems based on table-top role playing games. Table-top games offer players the ability to negotiate and determine outcomes of a game with a referee. This cooperative strategy provides opportunities for studying new approaches to AI in interactive narrative. Using table-top role playing games as a model, we propose terminology and concepts that are different from the normally applied traditional literary or dramaturgical perspectives.