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Started by Ben Lehman, January 24, 2005, 02:19:14 PM
QuoteToy Quality: The degree to which each point-of-contact in the game system changes the rules-situation enough to force a re-evaluation of strategic options for the next point-of-contact.
QuoteSoap Opera Quality: The degree to which each point-of-contact in the game system changes the SIS enough to force a re-evaluation of the emotional or thematic significance of strategic options for the next point-of-contact.
Quote from: TonyLBBen: I think I see what you're saying. But do you think Go, for instance, has that toy quality, absent the strategy? I mean... it's a bunch of rocks. I grant you that they make some very pretty Go and Chess sets, though, so maybe you're talking about the actuality of the game in the world, whereas I'm talking the abstract sense of the game as a set of potentialities...