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What is Agency? I personally define agency by three criteria: The player has control over their own character's decisions. Those decisions have consequences within the game world. The player has enough information to anticipate what those consequences might be before making them. What does that mean? To elaborate on those conditions, I'll give examples ...


Definition Agency is a term that predates RPG's. From a dictionary definition, in its less often used sense than the meaning of "an organization" (like a detective agency) agency is 2 the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power : operation From a game design perspective, Player Agency is the player’s ability to impact the story ...

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