23920Re: [mythsoc] RPG fiction
- Dec 19, 2012On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 07:03:29AM -0800, David Bratman wrote:
> That could be part of it. I enjoy acting in plays, but I can't standAnd RPGs are very much improvisionational, at their heart. (The
> participating in improvisational acting or role-playing without a script.
comparison I come up with, not being enough of a musician to know
what jazz is like, is that roleplaying games are the current
incarnation of 19th-century improvistional theater -- the sort of
small plays a half-dozen people might put on -- crossed with
wargaming. And a few other things...)
Of course, like any art form, the bad examples are numerous.
That doesn't mean good ones don't exist, but the nature of
improv means that it's hard to repeat and re-show the same
performance again and again.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A map is worth a thousand pictures.
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