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Started by cjr533, October 08, 2005, 04:45:36 PM
Quote from: Mike Holmes on October 11, 2005, 01:39:53 PM I don't really think there is anything that should be done about it. Any attempt by people at this point to go about proseletyzing on the correct definitions of these terms is problematic. I only do it on rare occasions, and have been burned so many times that I really don't care to correct anyone anymore. I think that it'll have to suffice for us to try to keep the definitions straight here where there are standards of dialog that don't allow for as much drift in terminological meaning. Yes, basically I'm saying it's everyone else's fault but ours. That may seem insular, or elitist or some such, but from the POV of somebody who spends a lot of time trying to get people to understand the correct meanings of these things, it's hard to see it as a matter of dissemination of information. I mean, once you'd taken the time to read the essays, you started to get what it was supposed to be about.
Quote from: cj.23 on October 11, 2005, 04:57:52 PMHowever, there is away to demonstrate, to evangelise, and to encourage mopre precise usage of those terms, and that si to encourage people to plauy games which demonstrate so beautifully the ideas in question. And that is easy Dogs in the Vineyard and Sorceror must have reached a substantial gaming population by now surely, and there are many many other games availabe therough the Forge that I am excited to try.When my review comes out, I will add an addendum, explaining my progress since then in terms of understanding the ideas of RPG theory, in the forum response part. I am looking forward t it now, but expect it to be very controversial...cj x