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No one can actually point you to evidence, or reasoned argument for this, because it doesn't actually exist. The argument is made on assumptions, assertions, and shifting goalposts, often with a fair amount of the "No True Scotsman" argument thrown in. But! What might be more useful is to go over some of the reasons people think this way, so that you can ...


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This is ultimately a word game. The trouble you will always run into is that no one is "in charge" of the phrase "Role Playing Game," and therefore people can define it however they want. The people you are talking to define a Role Playing Game something like this: Governed by rules. Has roleplaying. Involves interaction between multiple players. By ...


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The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen One of the most enduring party RPGs (persisting through more than a decade of being out of print and having no official PDFs), Baron Munchausen is a game where players take on outrageous personas and tell tales (inspired and influenced by other partygoers) of almost impossible deeds. There's a wagering ...


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I recommend Everyone Is John. The game is usually horrendously offensive for the most part of it, unless you specifically modify it to be less obscene and outrageously inappropriate. It needs: 4-6 players, a notepad, d6 (but it can be done with paper-rock-scissors), some chit or marker (small rocks are usually abundant on a campsite) Prepare the game: ...


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I'd suggest an alternate method of dealing with this situation: Have the characters enter the zone, describe what you need to about the zone and leave it at that. Let the Characters push the action. This will get the PC's in the habit of being proactive in the game instead of reactive. Ideally, one of the PC's enters the room and looks at the guy on the ...



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