History Literature / DreamPark

2nd Jun '16 2:11:05 PM nombretomado
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** There's an [[HPLovecraft Old Arkham]] section in the Park. [[spoiler: Cthulhu himself gets a cameo in ''The Barsoom Project'''s Fimbulwinter Game.]]

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** There's an [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Old Arkham]] section in the Park. [[spoiler: Cthulhu himself gets a cameo in ''The Barsoom Project'''s Fimbulwinter Game.]]
2nd Jan '16 7:36:24 AM Berrenta
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Averted; the fan-created corporation intended to establish such a park went bankrupt in 1999, although the [=MagiQuest=] live-action adventure franchise could be called Dream Park's SpiritualAdaptation.
** The novels' game-regulating organization, the IFGS, actually has been Defictionalized into a [=LARP=]ing club that stages its games outdoors.



* TheMerch: The Games themselves aren't profitable, but the sale of Game-based films, tie-in books, home-holoprojector versions of scenarios, and so forth makes them a cash cow for Cowles.



* TheOtherDarrin: In an in-Verse example, Griffin swaps places with the actor who plays Bobo when he realizes he needs to get close enough to watch Bishop. Most of the Gamers take this in stride, assuming it's a routine substitution for an actor who's ill or has some private emergency to deal with.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In an in-Verse InUniverse example, Griffin swaps places with the actor who plays Bobo when he realizes he needs to get close enough to watch Bishop. Most of the Gamers take this in stride, assuming it's a routine substitution for an actor who's ill or has some private emergency to deal with.



* RecursiveAdaptation: ''Almost'' this trope, as an ''actual'' role-playing game was based upon the book series, which was about and inspired by role-playing games.
14th Dec '15 6:35:53 AM RustyBill
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* UnderwaterRuins: One of the attractions of the titular park is a walk through the (simulated) underwater ruins of Los Angeles.
19th Nov '15 12:13:39 PM FF32
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Averted; the fan-created corporation intended to establish such a park went bankrupt in 1999, although the [=MagiQuest=] live-action adventure franchise could be called Dream Park's SpiritualLicensee.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: Averted; the fan-created corporation intended to establish such a park went bankrupt in 1999, although the [=MagiQuest=] live-action adventure franchise could be called Dream Park's SpiritualLicensee.SpiritualAdaptation.
3rd Oct '15 12:33:13 PM Sharlee
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* KidnappingBirdOfPrey: South Seas Treasure Game guide Kaisan Maibang is nearly carried off by a giant hornbill.
2nd Aug '15 6:44:12 PM Carnildo
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* ShoutOut: There's an [[HPLovecraft Old Arkham]] section in the Park. [[spoiler: Cthulhu himself gets a cameo in ''The Barsoom Project'''s Fimbulwinter Game.]]

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There's an [[HPLovecraft Old Arkham]] section in the Park. [[spoiler: Cthulhu himself gets a cameo in ''The Barsoom Project'''s Fimbulwinter Game.]]


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** Upon seeing an obsidian sacrificial knife, one of the characters in ''Dream Park'' asks "[[Literature/TheMagicGoesAway What good is a glass dagger?]]"
7th Apr '15 6:27:10 PM nombretomado
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A GenreBusting scifi/mystery/fantasy/[=LARP=]ing series by Creator/LarryNiven and Steven Barnes, the Dream Park novels take place in and around a futuristic theme park dedicated to hyper-realistic simulation games, illusions, thrill rides and "experiences" that put {{Disneyland}} to shame. Central to each novel are the Park's spectacular live-action Game events, based on exotic mythologies or realms of fiction, in which both GenreSavvy veteran Gamers and wide-eyed novices live out elaborate adventures against a backdrop of Park actors, animatronic perils, and interactive holograms. Meanwhile, behind the fantasy-game curtain, industrial espionage and sabotage within the Park's operations pose deadly challenges of their own.

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A GenreBusting scifi/mystery/fantasy/[=LARP=]ing series by Creator/LarryNiven and Steven Barnes, the Dream Park novels take place in and around a futuristic theme park dedicated to hyper-realistic simulation games, illusions, thrill rides and "experiences" that put {{Disneyland}} [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] to shame. Central to each novel are the Park's spectacular live-action Game events, based on exotic mythologies or realms of fiction, in which both GenreSavvy veteran Gamers and wide-eyed novices live out elaborate adventures against a backdrop of Park actors, animatronic perils, and interactive holograms. Meanwhile, behind the fantasy-game curtain, industrial espionage and sabotage within the Park's operations pose deadly challenges of their own.
10th Sep '14 6:49:52 PM SharleeD
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* NobleBirdOfPrey: The Thunderbirds, while normally evil, are honorable enough to help the Fimbulwinter players in exchange for the Gamers having saved some of their eggs.
10th Sep '14 2:36:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: The Thunderbirds.
24th Mar '14 7:14:35 PM SharleeD
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* TheOtherDarrin: Griffin swaps places with the actor who plays Bobo when he realizes he needs to get directly involved if he's to bust Bishop. Most of the Gamers take this in stride, assuming it's a routine substitution for an actor who's ill or has some private emergency to deal with.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In an in-Verse example, Griffin swaps places with the actor who plays Bobo when he realizes he needs to get directly involved if he's close enough to bust watch Bishop. Most of the Gamers take this in stride, assuming it's a routine substitution for an actor who's ill or has some private emergency to deal with.
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