Roleplaying and storytelling keep getting intertwined during our history time and time again... And this was never an accident. Both are firmly rooted and are integral parts of our most ancient medium of change and education: rituals.
By retracing the classically ritualistic elements in both tabletop and live action roleplaying, a whole new perspective may be gained. One utilising both anthropology and creative writing. One that allows us to take these well-known tropes and gestures, and either greatly enhance our adventure's storyboard with them, or to design scenes and interactions which vastly improve personal impact. (Mostly in accordance with the tales of old.)
However, tinkering with our collective imagination's most ancient codes has it's risks and ambiguities. In this lecture, we will sail through times long past to see a pattern of ritualism emerging, while re-coding and prioritising elements of (LA)RP-ing geared towards a traditionally transformative or moral script.