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September 4th, 2020, 00:24
Originally Posted by lackblogger View Post
Do you think it's important to have an definition? A bedrock?
I think it is, but I don't think your definition is correct. I also think some definitions can never be all-encompassing.

A quick example of this is the Google Definition of a "chair".

a separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.
The definition states it typically has a back and four legs. However, if you showed me a picture of a chair with five legs, I wouldn't tell you it was not a chair. Additionally, if two people decide to sit on a chair because it is a relatively large chair, then I also would not say that it no longer fits the definition, and as such is not a chair.

In my mind your definition of RPGs is too narrow for what I consider to be an RPG.

Hope that makes sense.
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