Originally posted by: aCynic2
Originally posted by: apoppin
you are stuck on semantics
your ultra narrow "Role play" does not meet the gaming industry's definition of RPG
You know, before computers became mainstream, there was these things called board games, though the young might be spell it and consider it bored games.
There is also the tabletop games, that included RPGs and Napoleonics, the latter expanded into a whole array of tabletop war games using figurines you moved by hand. Even RPGs made use of manually moved figures. And guess what! They included these things called player's handbooks and game master guides, usually made of paper and it contained all the rules and guidelines for playing. And you won't believe this! You had had to keep record using a pencil and paper!
Those were some freaking fun assed times. People actually got together, filled a bowl with chips, drank beer, made it a total social event. I really do miss those days, but it's hard to go back when every one starts getting married and making babies.
In short, don't confuse the computer game industry with the game industry as a whole. Computer games are the subset, not the superset.
... and yet the title of this forum is PC gaming
- i am not confused about "RPG" and how it relates to Oblivion.