[MUD-Dev] Role-Playing Games Are Not Dead

Paul Schwanz paul.schwanz at east.sun.com
Thu Nov 29 16:05:59 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


Michael Tresca wrote:

> I consider RPG experience an important aspect of to the gaming
> experience (ESPECIALLY the fantasy gaming experience), PRECISELY
> because MMORPGs imitate the pen-and-paper versions.

Isn't this circular reasoning?  RPG experience is important to
gaming because MMORPGs imitate PnP.  And MMORPGs *should* imitate
PnP because RPG experience is important to gaming.

I'm confused.

In any case, I don't really see anything here that compells me to
believe that MMORPGs should imitate PnP, and I thought that was the
point of the original post.

--Phinehas

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