Originally Posted by ChienAboyeur
That depicts perfectly my position. Even though you'll have a hard time finding a single post of mine going in that direction and plenty of posts recalling that it is not possible to sum up a RPG to its mechanics, RPG elements, rule set or whatever.
One thing with internet forums is that people do not invest time in them, forgetting what other people say but still want to keep contributing to "discussions".
Narrative game players are chasing a ghost here: we are far from being able to get that AI that could rewrite a story according to the player's inputs.
Maybe projects like Sui Generis/Drox Operative and a few others might help to progress toward what it would take to get an AI rewriting a story as it goes but still far from the goal.
Best scripted effort so far: narrative charts, more or less complex but that only reflects the writer's anticipation of what inputs a player must be interested with feeding his/her game.