Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Weekly Review July 29th to August 4th

This week has been somewhat slow, but still evidences some contributions to RPG theory.

Community of Discourse

Bradley "Brand" Robins describes his intentions at a series of RPG reviews, specifically to build a discourse on the critical analysis of existing RPGs. Referencing reviews in other areas, as well as inadequacies in present RPG reviewing, he hopes to set a bar for effective and constructive criticism.

Character Death and Worse

Rich Warren describes the importance of character loss to building tension and a sense of risk into a RPG. He contrasts this with the overtly known setting of stakes in conflicts, suggesting that unknown risks provide more tension and energy.

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