A little bit more on What We Do
Posted by Nathan P. on November 3, 2005
Joshua’s comment on my last post made my brain realize this: the key to the identity of “audience-participant” is that the point of the activity is to create payoff for those participating in it. Even improv has the point of being performed.
In all other forms of entertainment, if no-one ever sees it/reads it/experiences it, you are, at best, practicing. In roleplay, you don’t give two shits if anyone outside your group even knows that your play exists.
I’m sure this is a big duh for those of you smarter than me. But wow, so simple, so important – I really needed to realize that.