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comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
@Joaquim It's pretty easy to define victory for many scenarios -- 'did we escape the evil wizard' would be a victory condition. I don't see how evaluating a game on victory conditions or being zero-sum tells you anything -- there's no reference at all to imagination, or fictional universes. Under this definition, an orgy is an RPG and trading the stock market is a board game
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comment What's the difference between a roleplaying game and a board game?
There's two independent values here; enjoyment, and victory. It's possible to gain one and lose the other. An either/or definition like this needs to use the same variable... In an RPG, you can measure victory-style gain in XP, stats, inventory, and achievements. It's hard to see a difference between, say, chess ELO score and the XP/level of a D&D character.
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