thread: 2014-07-15 : Procedure, Components, Object, Strategy, Style

On 2014-07-15, Tim C Koppang wrote:

Can I raise a tangential point? You make a lot of comparisons between RPGs and card or board games. How useful is that comparision? I?m not convinced that a person who has played nothing but Settlers of Catan, Spades, and Pictionary (just to choose three random games) is going to come over and successfully play an RPG if he or she has the same set of expectations about the type of activity in which he is about to engage.

Also, a nitpick: you say that "the object" is one of the three fundemental components that make up a complete game, but you also say that a game can have no object. Those two statements are contradictory.


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