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Offline miscreantTopic starter

Another question regarding terminology...
« on: August 29, 2008, 03:17:09 AM »
What do E users mean by 'game'? Does that refer specifically to an RP written on the forum, or one using rules for combat and stuff like that, or what? I'm a little unsure.

Offline Caeli

Re: Another question regarding terminology...
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 03:45:31 AM »
Sometimes it means both... different users have different terminology. >.>;

My experience is that usually a "game" refers to a system game, but I would hesitate to put that out as a hard definition, because I've also seen members refer to their freeform roleplays as "games."

Generally, unless the member specifically mentions some kind of system, I would assume that it is a freeform roleplay.

Offline ShrowdedPoet

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Re: Another question regarding terminology...
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 01:06:15 PM »
I call my RPs stories and my forum games a game. . .I don't do system games so I do not know.

Offline Maeven

Re: Another question regarding terminology...
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 01:23:32 PM »
I use the terms interchangeably. I don't really play system games but I call role plays 'games' or 'threads.'  Sometimes I'll say story but usually its: "I am starting a game with so and so."  Or "yeah, that thread died."

Offline Moondazed

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Re: Another question regarding terminology...
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 04:38:27 PM »
I use them interchangeably too :)

Offline miscreantTopic starter

Re: Another question regarding terminology...
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 05:29:55 PM »
Ahhh okay, thanks. That will save me much confusion.

Offline Haibane

Re: Another question regarding terminology...
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 01:56:29 PM »
I call my RPs stories and my forum games a game. . .I don't do system games so I do not know.
Hee hee, its nice how people approach stuff differently. To me a story is something I write on my own on my PC. No-one else is involved. Everything I do here that involves a character I've created or borrowed from canon is a 'game'.