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A Modest Discussion Regarding Indie Board Games (& RPGs as Well)

An interesting article. There is one thing that I wish they would have delved into a little more and that is their very brief discussion about Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). D&D is a simulation based RPG and its origins comes from tabletop miniature historical wargaming such as Napoleonics, Ancients, and World War 2 to name a few to better juxtapose early RPGs and board games from contemporary ones, and better establish the difference between simulation and narrative games.


Oh, I almost forgot, I wish that they would have mentioned Empire of the Petal Throne as it introduced concepts that are now common place in many RPGs.


Jonathan


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