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Conversation: Reflections and dissections

Here's a conversation with Ivan, following up on his comments (and video) in the Finding D&D series. I split the last bit off to join the SFTV RPG seminar too, so this was sort of an all-over-Adept-Play discussion. It's divided roughly into some "how we met D&D" talk, thoughts on fantasy in role-playing and fantasy vs. role-playing, essentialism's virtues and limitations, and a little bit of rather good contrasts in views about playing on purpose.

But it's also about something important: discovering design and purpose through play itself, in large part through creating them rather than merely consuming them.

It was a good time. I think these conversation posts are working out.

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Ron Edwards's picture

Man, I like these short-form videos. I have got to adopt it as my default. Here's Ivan's further thoughts on RPG Essentialism and the Homunculus Effect.

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