- Apr 25, 2017
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Well, again, the point is...External vs. Meta qualifications.And the word exists in some sort of unqualified ideal Aristotelian state otherwise? I would submit that mostly is=t doesn't, but then again this is the meat and potatoes of the argument at hand I think. I don't think 'sandbox' without qualifications, describes much of anything in terms of what people actually play. Nice use of bold font btw.
"Historical Earth 1683 in the Caribbean" isn't a Meta Concern, it's just a required definition.
"We're doing a "Pirate" campaign" means you're attaching a Genre, an invisible wall, constraining character action in a way artificial to the setting.
It's not some "Ideal Aristotelian State" FFS, it's simply playing without a Meta concern. Happens every time many of us play, going on 40+ years now.
Do you really not see the difference?
If you're not specifically trying to be a dick and pissing on how people play then we're just proving my point again that some of us really are playing a different game, even using the same rules.