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June 28th, 2012, 12:38
I imagine conceivably you could play a role in a game where your character cannot speak, but "someone who bashes monsters" is not exactly a role. And do you have a choice to do something other than bash the monsters? If there is no other option, then you are not even choosing to bash the monsters. There's not really a way to consider your character's backstory and personality and choose actions you think your character would want to do, which is how one plays a role.

When you select perks or attributes in the level up menu, it can be fun, and it can be a way to help define what sort of character you're playing. However, this is not roleplaying either, unless you are performing some sort of extreme meta-gaming mental gymnastics to pretend your character is studying arcane spell books somewhere with a master, learning some new spell, etc., in which case you don't even need to buy the game, you could just sit around and pretend.
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