[MUD-Dev] RP: TIime to define

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Sun Jun 1 23:33:06 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


On Sun, 1 Jun 1997 14:15:08 PST8PDT, Jeff Kesselman
<jeffk at tenetwork.com> wrote:

>Look.  A Rolls Royce is fun, a Ferrari is fun.  They reant fun in teh same
>way and they don't attract the same kidns of people.

You are unfairly discriminating against pickup trucks and I am deeply
offended. I think you should shut up until you know what you're talking
about.

Sorry, couldn't resist the opportunity to poke fun at all those people
that seem to think if you haven't covered every conceivable possibility
you must be insulting them. ;)

>The problem here is that the term Roleplay has been badly abused in the
>past such that peopel who really aren't INTERESTED in Roleplay take offense
>when told that they DON'T roleplay.

The general consensus in many discussions seems to be 'roleplay good,
powergame bad'. Perhaps a better way to look at it is 'roleplay right,
powergame left'. This indicates which side of the brain they tend to
work on, the emotional as opposed to the scientific, as opposed to any
political connotations. ;)

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