thread: 2013-08-30 : The Object of the Game vs Your Character's Goals

On 2013-08-30, Vincent wrote:

Gordon: Right.

Most rpgs are not simple games. They're cooperative no-winning games with a dozen or dozens of subsystems that play out over untold hours of play. They often have two explicitly recognized different player positions (GM and player), and many unrecognized different player positions. They're the most complicated games I can think of.

The relationship between the object of the game, my goal as a player, and my job as a player is directly (not simplistically!) causal, but they aren't identical things by any stretch.


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