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Started by Jack Spencer Jr, February 04, 2003, 02:10:07 PM
Quote from: Jack raised the question when heUsing this same perspective, grocery shopping is cooking. Not a part of cooking, or just preparation to cook, but actually cooking. Drafting blueprints is building a house. Not planning to, but actually building it. Writing a script is shooting a movie. Not part of the preparation or planing to shoot a movie, but actually shooting it.
Quote from: M. J. YoungIt is, in that sense, part of playing the game, and cannot be said not to be gameplay. However, just as the Bridge and Pinochle players do when referencing the taking of tricks, we who play role playing games also use that word "play" in a specialized sense to mean this specific part of play which most represents what we do on an ongoing basis in the game. We call that "play"; it is also part of "play"
Quote from: Ron EdwardsAnd I'll say it again: I did not say that reading the book is not part of play. I said that treating it that way confuses me, personally.
Quote from: Le JoueurAh, but which "reading the book?" Does 'looking up modifiers' not count? Comparing reciting descriptions from modules to perusing in the store? There are a lot of things that can be inferred in "reading the book." We're just trying to be clear here.
Quote from: Mike HolmesI'm looking for consensus because I think that adjusting the terminology would add great utillity here.
QuoteMaking dinner almost always begins with deciding what to make.