Should be playing D&D instead
I did not! Please expand on that.
Ooof bud, yeah that's not a universal quality of the game so much as it is specific to a particular group dynamic. It's a shame really; there's very much fun to be had with the whole "play-acting" component of the game. It adds a real visceral layer to the fun that you just can't get with nice descriptions or pretty pictures.I've slowly come to the mindset that PC should probably just stick with humans, because that's how they inevitably end up playing their characters anyways. Also, "role playing" in D&D is a red herring...it's just a bit of icing, and not the core of the game by a long-shot. It probably would have been better at the get-go if D&D wasn't labeled an RPG, as it puts the focus in the wrong direction.
Emphasis added.We've always been pretty light on the role-playing, but the visceral is there nevertheless. Players identifiy with their character's actions. It's unavoidable. The "RP" in RPG also strikes me as forced...usually coming out only after all the real action has died down. Not that I mind players acting goofy and taking silly risks. That's part of the fun too....they just do it --- no Halloween costume required.
This is my new favourite word!rediculopus
Right?! I dream of effectively following the Alexandrian's procedures as well. That node design technique requires a strongly organizational personality...Of course, try to keep it all in your head in the heat of the moment.