Runeslinger has written a great article about Immersion and RPGs, as well as the cyclic nature of many RPG discussions.
An expression that has stuck with me since I first heard it metaphorically talks about being certain that the point for which one is arguing is worth the effort. Though I imagine many who read this will know the expression I mean, let’s be clear: “Be sure that this is a hill worth dying on.”
In life, we have many opportunities to stand on those hills, and some prove to be worth risking death to defend and others really do not. One such hill for me in my gaming life has turned out to be the concept behind the commonly-used term, ‘immersion.’ Given that this post will be about immersion and that the topic for many is one such hill, I hope readers will be willing to accept the creation of a new metaphor. This is not a real hill, most of it is imagined. We aren’t standing on it…
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