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A letter game involves the exchange of written letters, or e-mails, between two or more participants. The first player writes a letter in the voice of a newly created character; in this first letter, the writer should establish her own identity and that of her correspondent, should set the scene, and should explain why she and her correspondent must communicate in written fashion. In subsequent letters, plot and character can be developed, but the writers should not talk about plot outside of the letters and the characters should never meet. Letter games can be a writing exercise or a role playing game. Vintage German letter balance for home use Look up letter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about traditional role-playing games. ...


Novels written using or inspired by this type of letter game include Sorcery and Cecilia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot, by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer; Freedom and Necessity, by Steven Brust and Emma Bull; and the children's books P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More by Paula Danziger. Pat Wrede Patricia Collins Wrede (pronounced REED-ee) is an American fantasy writer, born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois; she is the eldest of five children. ... Caroline Stevermer (born 1955) is a writer of young adult fantasy novels and shorter works. ... Steven Brust poses for a portrait for Wikipedia in 2006. ... Emma Bull (born 1954) is a science fiction and fantasy author whose best-known novel is War for the Oaks, one of the pioneering works of urban fantasy. ... Paula Danziger (August 18, 1944 - July 8, 2004) was a U.S. childrens author. ...


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The first player writes a letter in the voice of a newly created character; in this first letter the writer should establish her own identity and that of her correspondent, should set the scene, and should explain why she and her correspondent must communicate in written fashion.
Letter games can be a writing exercise or a role playing game.
Novels written using or inspired by this type of letter game include Sorcery and Cecilia, by Patricia Wrede[?] and Caroline Stevermer[?], and Freedom and Necessity, by Steven Brust and Emma Bull[?].
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