Monday, 4 February 2008

What is a role-playing game? redux

You might want to have a read of this definition of a role-playing game, by one of the developers of Age of Decadence. Then read the interview on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and the discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of turn-based play that preceded it.

And then you can follow-up with my pre-written rebuttal of why role playing in a computer based RPG doesn't make any sense.


Michi said...

Wow, what an interview, but I totally agree with that guy.

Gareth LovesTha Pye said...

role play game is just as silly a statement as 'competitive game'

Its hard to find any game that isn't both.

But yes, the focus of a game is relevant, the terms do have meaning.