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Started by The Magus, April 03, 2009, 07:09:05 PM
Quote from: The Magus on April 03, 2009, 07:09:05 PMAs a relative newbie to the Forge I am aware that the RPG Theory forum is now closed. I've read a number of articles on the GNS model and feel that this describes my experience of RPGs recently. However, having looked at a number of posts I feel that there are some issues that do not get addressed using a theoretical framework, mainly around the social contract and gaming groups. I'd find it helpful to know where I might find posts related to this issue as I see it mentioned a great deal but not actually examined. I'd like to discuss my theories about it somewhere with other interested parties but need some clarification:Is the Forge specifically for analysis and reification of the GNS theory or are other concepts welcome?Would I be better off posting on other websites and if so which ones?Thanks for readingPiers
Quote from: M. J. Young on April 03, 2009, 09:04:41 PMPiers, I have spotted social contract related threads scattered about from time to time. Eero is correct that there is not "official" theory, and also that Actual Play is the forum (and the foundation) for theory discussions here at present. If you can relate your ideas to gaming experiences specifically, you're good.
Quote from: lumpley on April 07, 2009, 01:17:28 PMPiers: like MJ says, if you want to talk about your theories here at the Forge you'll just need to use examples from your own play experiences. It shouldn't be too difficult to do. After all, your experiences are where your theories came from.
Quote from: M. J. Young on April 09, 2009, 08:10:51 PMIt seems to me that one alternative is for people who want to discuss theory to take it to a different forum. The Gaming Outpost site would be ideal for this. It is easy to post there, role playing discussions of all types are welcome, and it is not overly busy at present. In addition, anyone interested in posting articles can do so on the articles side of the site fairly easily, simply setting up an author account. That is where most of the theory discussion that long lived here was birthed, and some of that (what was not lost to computer failures) is still archived.
QuoteIn short, Ron's view is that if your theory does not arise from practical observation of describable events, it is not worth discussing. If it does arise from such observation, any such discussion begins with a description of those events. That's not an unreasonable position--it just tends to exclude those who don't think that way.--M. J. Young