Category Archives: Dramatica Unchained

Using Dramatica Theory for Interactive Fiction (IF)

My response to a Dramatica user who had questions about using Dramatica Theory for creating narratives for interactive fiction: Here’s the gist of using Dramatica for IF (we have made a number of presentations on this to various companies over … Continue reading

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Deciphering Lost Languages with Dramatica

All language is based on narrative.  And since Dramatica maps narrative upon the structure of the Table of Story Elements, each narrative that might hold meaning in a language can be perceived as a pattern of interconnected story points. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Dramaticapedia – “Ability”

What’s “Ability” have to do with story structure? If you look in Dramatica’s “Periodic Table of Story Elements” chart (you can download a free PDF of the chart at http://storymind.com/free-downloads/ddomain.pdf ) you’ll find the “ability” in one of the little … Continue reading

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Trigonometry and Dramatica

Here’s another clue for you all…. Though it wasn’t discovered through mathematics, Dramatica’s model of story psychology can, in fact, be described by mathematics – at least to an extent. Here’s the clue – In the Dramatica quad, there are … Continue reading

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Dramatica: Out of Balance

Here’s a note from a Dramatica user and my reply. (Careful, highly technical discussion follows that bears little connection to stories or writing) Dramatica user: Just as an experiement, I cleared the storyform, and opened the plot progression screen. I … Continue reading

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Definitive Scientific Article on Dramatica Theory

Here is a link to the definitive explanation of the Dramatica theory (in PDF) from 1993, that explains all of the key concepts in text and graphics, including descriptions of non-story uses of the psychological model and the functioning of … Continue reading

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God and Dramatica

Now here’s a touchy subject.  Still, over the years, many have taken a philosophical, even spiritual view of Dramatica.  There are even some who have drawn a comparison between Dramatica’s 64 elements and the 64 trigrams of the I Ching.   … Continue reading

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