A Theory on RPG TheoryOctober 18, 2009
One group of people want to understand how roleplaying works. They read a lot of different theories and play a lot of different games.
Another group likes to use theory to take sides- to convince others to join their side or demand others convince them to take a particular side or another.
Though the words sound similar, these groups are doing mutually exclusive activities.
The first group just needs the information and can decide for themselves what and how theory is useful or not for them. The second group requires that any topic be constantly spoken about in order for it to hold water- if no one is talking about it then it’s not important.