One thing I truly hate is when videogames call themselves "RPGs." I love a good Dragon Quest or whatever, but just because you stole a couple mechanics from D&D like hit points that doesn't make your game anymore of a "roleplaying game" than Super Mario Bros., which nobody describes as roleplaying as a jumping Dago plumber for a reason.
Will Mistretta is a old-school (A)D&D enthusiast from Washington. Born in 1978, he also enjoys video gaming, weird folklore, and zoology. His job is not worth mentioning. He has far too many wonderful pets.
Clarifying Classifying CLEF and Other Games
Saw some discussion elsewhere about the RPG classification post and thought
I’d clear up some things.
*First*: There’s a difference in intent between tha...