thread: 2009-05-05 : Reconsidering Sim (the word)

On 2009-05-05, Alex D. wrote:

Yes, your entirely right. When I said "sim" I didn't really mean Right to Dream, and my usage of "gamist" probably doesn't entirely match up, either.

When I say "sim" I simply mean a set of techniques focused on things like "The GM is just having her characters do what they would do given their natures and circumstances.", and possibly also Dog's "actively reveal the town in play".

These techniques simulate something, sure, which is why I'm lazy and say "sim". They don't neccessarily have anything to do with Right to Dream, though.

Anyhow, I'll keep the distinctions in mind for the future. Thanks for clearing things up!


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