The Core Mechanic
In this post, I’m going to discuss the most prevalent game mechanic that nobody seems to talk about. The most important game mechanic in roleplaying games is not about dice rolling and target numbers. It’s about how we share information - the conversation where we describe and act on the world we present. I haven’t landed on a name for it, but I’d like to refer to Chris Engle’s concept of “verbal analysis” - more on that later. Image by Pexels , used with permission.