thread: 2014-07-25 : RPGs Have Objects, Q&A

On 2014-07-25, Jesse Burneko wrote:

Joshua, oh shit!  I think you just cracked open what's been itching me about this whole series and the point of view I've been arguing from.

RPGs aren't (to me) first and foremost *games*.  They're first and foremost tools for group creative expression, like musical instruments.

That's what's been bothering me.  That's what I've been trying to say to Vincent about playing games "right."

Some people make crap music because they don't know how to play the instrument well.  They aren't *using* it right.  And if they're unwilling to learn, they're never going to get *better*.


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