thread: 2017-06-24 : Roleplaying is a Conversation?

On 2017-06-27, John Mc wrote:

Ben, is Chess a conversation if I don't mean to express all those ideas I have, but I just want to have fun and win?  I still express the ideas, but it isn't intentional.

Are the clothes I put on this morning part of a conversation about fashion?  Is the code I'll write at work a part of a conversation about software?  Is lunch I'll eat at my desk a part of a conversation on cuisine?

Or is it the explicit back and forth nature of Chess, where both sides are paying attention to each other part of what makes it conversational?

Is conversation a spectrum?  Where RPGs are more conversational than driving to work, but less conversational than chatting over coffee?


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