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

On 2013-10-30, Vincent wrote:

timfire: So your position is that when a sheet of paper preserves the original meaning, we've achieved the game's object with that one, and when one doesn't, we've failed?

If all the sheets of paper preserve the original meaning, we've won, and if none of them do, we've lost?

My take is that the rule that you should try to preserve the meaning is part of the rules, not part of the object. If you could just draw and write whatever, seeing what we'd made at the end wouldn't be interesting, it'd just be stuff.

But even if I'm wrong about Eat Poop You Cat, I think it stands that the object of many RPGs is to see where it takes us, and we're counting on the dynamics of play to make that interesting and challenging.


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