Thursday, January 12, 2006

Editorial: Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this site is:

To provide impartial, approachable, and informative reporting on current public advancements in the field of RPG theory.

To provide the RPG theory community with perspective and continuity in their work.

As such I will be presenting several types of posts:

Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly reviews of RPG theory - these posts will summarize influential and novel developments in RPG theory over the past week, month, or year, based on reading of blogs, websites, and forums. I ask readers to help provide links and references to developments in RPG theory which have not yet been recognized.

Lessons - these will be comprehensive, but accessible descriptions of a particular influential or well-accepted topic of RPG theory.

Editorials - these will be posts where I will discuss matters about RPG theory as a field and a community. These are my own opinions, except where I explicitly cite otherwise.

Guest Articles - these are RPG theory articles provided by a reader on a topic of their expertise. Guest articles will be edited for readability and appropriate references.

I have no intention of posting about my personal developments in RPG theory at this site, and will only reference such theory as it becomes influential in the community. I have other sites for my own work. The topic of this site is to reflect the work of the RPG theory community as a whole.

2 comments:

Ben said...

Wow. This is awesome.

You're doing a great service to gamers everywhere. Thanks.

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--Ben

Thomas Robertson said...

So, I had to ask, and I couldn't find an email address, so I figured I'd put it here:

Are you looking for more contributors? I seem to remember a post to that effect, but I can't seem to find it. I'd be tentatively interested in signing on, perhaps to watch some of the developments in some of the more out-there fringes of the theory discussion.

You interested in taking me up on it? Email me at thomas.e.robertson@gmail.com