thread: 2013-10-28 : A Question about Objects

On 2013-10-29, David B wrote:

Hmm. One thing that's not clear for me in all this is the implicit role of potential failure here. With a recipe, assuming the recipe is well written and one has a basic capability in cooking, one could legitimately expect to never fail in following it. Whereas in many games one may fail to reach one's goal becuase the rules prevent it (such as in zero-sum games where there can be only one winner).

There's also a big difference between a game where the rules' obstructions actually provide the means to obtaining the goal and one whose rules actually all but guarantee that sometimes playing will be a waste of time. Compare for instance the goals of Apocalypse World versus playing poker for money.


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