thread: 2009-06-08 : Restating: Fictional Causes and Realization

On 2009-06-21, Mark Woodhouse wrote:

Nope, but the first time I ever got up the nerve to play with other people was when the boring hard work of technicals, practice, and sore hands finally turned into fun. And you know what? I objectively pretty much sucked, and I'm sure a few of the people I played with noticed that. But getting that feedback was absolutely necessary to getting better at the creative part - and something I'd never learn from technicals.

Is playing an RPG practice, or performance, or is it something else - a social interaction with elements of both?
I think it's both - and I think it fails badly when it's one or the other.


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