thread: 2012-03-19 : If it isn't an RPG, is it still an RPG?

On 2012-03-19, Simon C wrote:

I don't think that Werewolf game requires any kind of fiction that we accept as "true" for the purpose of the game. It just has roles that give you different goals, and different sources of information, and then it has colour for those roles.

When I play (and I play a bunch) there's no reference to a "fiction", and the game would be worse if there was. If you get hanged by the villagers, it's because they, as players, think you are a werewolf, because of things which happened in the real world. People making up fiction to justify their decisions would be disruptive to play.

I also don't get Murderous Ghosts, apparently, as we've previously discussed.


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