Level Up & OSR Enthusiast
To be fair, I never tried to create a category system to cover every kind of gaming "fairly", and then have it proliferate to the point where a number of folks seem to treat it as the standard model. I'm just talking about things I like and things I don't like.I would like for you to do the same intellectual work that you are expecting others to do. We have had many discussions you have been a part of where the distinctions I am speaking to have come up, in extensive detail. I am asking that you attempt to understand what matters to other people to the same degree you expect others to do so when it comes to the distinction between process simulation you are looking for and sort of play experience engendered by 2d20 games for instance even when those distinctions do not matter to them personally.
At the very least I hope you can see how there is very little difference between the way you see The Forge's treatment of sim priorities and the way I view the way you speak about games you personally do not care for as if they were the same thing.
I do not want you to stop contributing. I would just ask that you show the same consideration (when it comes to distinctions that matter to other people) you are asking for (when it comes to distinctions that matter to you). It's fundamentally up to you how you choose to engage, but I believe we can all do better on that score (myself included).
But fair enough. As I've said before, I very much want to run a Star Trek Adventures campaign (a 2d20 game) in part to see how that kind of narrative-focused game sits with me. I love Star Trek, so I thought that would make it easier. I started a thread on the subject, actually.