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Session Name Writing the Romance-able NPC: ICING the Content Cake
Speaker(s) Heidi McDonald
Company Name(s) Schell Games
Track / Format Game Narrative Summit
Overview Heidi McDonald offers a model for writing successful NPC romances in single-player RPGs,developed by examining scholarly works on gaming, writing and psychology, and using survey data collected from over 500 gamers regarding their experiences with NPC romance and their real-life behaviors and attractions. McDonald calls the model "ICING" as NPC romance is to the single-player RPG what icing is on a cake: a delicious addition. Make your NPC romance writing more delicious!

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Heidi McDonald

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