thread: 2012-03-15 : Monster Mania Con
On 2012-03-15, Vincent wrote:
If I were looking to expand the market for rpgs, Meserach and Dominic, those are exactly the questions I’d be asking. I’m not interested in that, though.
My approach isn’t to bring nongamers over to roleplaying, but to take roleplaying over to nongamers. This means designing games that they’ll already easily understand, that don’t require me to explain and sell those weird activities. So while I remain committed to roleplaying for its creative and subversive value, for these games I have to jettison my attachment entirely to the subculture that surrounds it.
In other words, these games have to be perfectly comfortable with “but that’s not a roleplaying game!”