thread: 2015-07-04 : The Object of an RPG is to...

On 2015-07-14, ken filewood wrote:

@E. Torner

Playing D&D with a gun at my head?  The example is so vivid that I fear it may have distracted me from your main point...

Participants' motivations for playing a game, or for playing it in a certain way, are very interesting.

I'm thinking about its objects as intrinsic parts of a game.  So my extrinsic or intrinsic motivations to play a game don't change its objects.  The object of chess remains 'checkmate your opponent' regardless of whether someone is pointing a gun at me or quietly sending healing thoughts my way. 

So I agree with Vincent's example about teaching someone to play chess.  Object same, motivations and strategies different.


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