RPG as a Game of Imagination

It's a game of your imagination, where you get to tell storeis by taking on the roles of the main chractes-characters you create. It's a game that offers a multitude of choices-more choices than even the most sophisticated computer game, because the only limit to what you can do is what you can imagine. The story unfolds like a movie, except all of the action takes place in your imagination.

There's no script to follow, other than a rough outline used by the Gamemaster (GM): you decide what your character says and does. The Gamemaster, as the director and special effects designer, decides what hte story is about and takes on the roles of all the other characters-the villains, the extras, and the distinctive guest stars. The Gamemaster also keeps track of the rules, intprets the outcome of actions, and describes what happens. Together, players and GM create a story, and everybody has a great time.


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 D20 Modern Roleplaying Game
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Slavicsek, Grubb, Redman, Ryan (2002), D20 Modern Roleplaying Game, Retrieved on 2015-02-25
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  • Folksonomies: games


    22 FEB 2015

     Role Playing Games

    Comparative notes from various RPGs, including multiple editions of D&D.
    Folksonomies: rpgs role-playing games
    Folksonomies: rpgs role-playing games