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November 9th, 2007, 19:41
I'm not sure when the term "roleplaying" was first used to label the category of gaming we know and love. I know first edition D&D was published in 1974 and dubbed a "Fantasy Medieval Wargame" rather than a "Roleplaying" game, but the term was in universal use by the ‘80s.

Originally Posted by Squeek View Post
Some guy on the Bethesda forums once claimed he played his first RPG as a child, and it was a game about teddy bears, playing house. Not much action there, I imagine.
That’s roleplaying perhaps, but it’s neither action nor game. Many TES forumites simply reject the reality that RPGs are structured games because it doesn’t fit their “RPGs = arbitrary make-believe” conceit. Oh well, if it makes them happy…
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