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Started by Vaxalon, July 26, 2004, 10:59:14 AM
Quote from: Ron EdwardsOne point to consider is this:Does the Forge community's discussions have a meaningful audience outside those who would like to participate here?To many, the answer is Obviously Yes, and they appropriately conclude that Forge discussions therefore benefit greatly from being as easy-access as possible. A first step then would be to invent, all-at-once, a set of terms which are unique to the Forge to avoid confusion with existing terms.
QuoteWhen someone in the "real" gaming world (by that I mean people outside this ivory tower says "system" they know what they mean. A system is a published game... DnD 3.0, GURPS, Shadowrun, etc.
Quote from: VaxalonWhen someone in the "real" gaming world (by that I mean people outside this ivory tower says "system" they know what they mean. A system is a published game... DnD 3.0, GURPS, Shadowrun, etc.
Quote from: ValamirBasically your statement is fundamentally wrong.The only thing you CAN say is that when someone is YOUR little corner of the gaming world says "system" that you and YOUR friends know what YOU mean by it.But that definition (along with the others Matt noted) is hardly universal.
Quote from: ValamirSystem is used to mean alot of things out there. Some use it to refer to a published game including everything between the covers of the book(s). Others limit it only to mechanics as distinct from setting. Some will allow houserules to be included so that they'd say "we're using the Hero system" even if they'd made some pretty radical changes that other Hero system users would not accept.
Quote from: VaxalonNoone anywhere else but here uses it even REMOTELY like it's used here.Noone else includes the social contract around the game table, for example.Noone else includes the tone of voice the GM uses when he switches from speaking-as-himself to speaking-as-NPC.Yeah, they mean different things to different people, but those definitions cluster in a much smaller piece of meaning than it does here.