[MUD-Dev] Re: Laws of Online World Design
J C Lawrence
claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Tue Oct 13 14:26:56 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998
On Tue, 13 Oct 1998 14:14:04 -0500
Koster, Raph<rkoster at origin.ea.com> wrote:
>> * It isn't a game if you cannot die. - Bartle?
> Richard, do you stand by this? Seems rather broad :)
The earlier and more common (?) version is,:
It isn't a game if you can't lose.
This harks back to the basic mechanics of a game being a system
composed of goals, barriers, and freedoms. Losing is both a
relfection of goals and a barrier. Death is merely a form of
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