thread: 2006-01-11 : Two kinds of me
On 2006-01-11, Levi Kornelsen wrote:
Vincent, I'm going to have to argue with you, there, in a fashion.
I'd say that the fact that players MUST seek out theory in order to better their play is the indictment.
That is, it's not that the games are bad. It's that the games don't ALSO teach their players the basic stuff - theory stuff, really - that equips those players design the games and gameplay to what they want.
In a way, given the way you're using the terms, many games fail because, in play, they don't teach their players how to design the game that they're playing.
...Okay, maybe I'm not disagreeing at all, now that I look at that.