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

On 2012-03-20, Jay Loomis wrote:


I don't want to hijack this thread on a tangent, so this'll be my last thought about it.

I don't mean to say that I think there are people at D&D headquarters plotting to make inferior products. But I do think that the "industry" such as it is has used a certain amounbt of dissatisfaction to their best advantage, and even worked their business models around it. Nor do I think that anybody in the industry thinks that there is a single RPG that will be the perfect fit for every person, let alone existing gamer.

I just find the notion of gamer dissatisfaction (often not even articulated) and its effects on the business models of the "big companies" intriguing.


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