2018-10-16 Tactical Transparency

I just read an excellent essay by Zak on what the OSR is all about. The term he uses is “tactical transparency” and it makes a lot of sense to me:

Tactical transparency is the degree to which a common-sense idea that would be effective in the “real” situation that the game-fiction mimics would also be effective in the game. – Drunk, Prone & On Fire (Tactical Transparency)

The rest of the blog post explains what is meant and I enjoyed it very much.



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