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Literature / Blowing Up the Movies

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Blowing Up The Movies is a collection of essays by game designer Robin Laws, examining various action movies from both east and west, and how to apply the tropes therein to tabletop gaming. It was written as part of the Feng Shui 2 Kickstarter and, while it contains some discussion specific to that game, the overall examinations of action movie tropes can often be applied to tabletop gaming in general, and in many cases even to the action genre outside of gaming. Each of the essays focuses primarily on one aspect of the movie, as opposed to a more general overview.

See also Hamlet's Hit Points.

Films Examined, and essay themes

Blowing Up The Movies contains examples of the following tropes: