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

On 2012-03-21, Ben Lehman wrote:

Simon: There's actually a very long history of games with meaningful interpretative fiction and intense competitive play. Famously, Prussia used such wargames as officer training. They usually involve judges, and RPGs are a direct descendant.

They're actually quite fun games, although a pain in the butt to set up in a traditional method (which involves three closed rooms and detailed miniatures tables.) Engle Matrix wargames are a modern version.



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