• Posts Tagged ‘affordances’

    House Rules, Intent, and Affordances

    by  • April 9, 2012 • Essays • 1 Comment

    I keep telling myself this isn’t a post series about affordances. That’s probably a lie, but please allow me to keep my illusions a bit longer! So, here’s something I elided over last time. In my previous post, I said affordances are about design meeting human capacity in the service of a goal. Then...

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    On Being Left-Handed

    by  • March 24, 2012 • Essays • 3 Comments

    In the role-playing world, we spend a lot of time talking about the impact of various game systems on the play experience. When something happens in game, why did it happen? On the one hand, there’s what I’ll call “mechanical determinism.” This position puts game mechanics front-and-center. When something happens in a game, it happened...

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