I was tossing around the phrase "Collaboration vs. Utilization in RPGs" the other day, which I'm aware by itself sounds like a ridiculously pompous phrase – what actually happened was I was trying to boil the concept down to the fewest possible words, and those were the ones I got. I think the concept itself is fairly simple; it started out as a comparison in the back of my mind the other night, and I managed to tease it out and actually look at it. When I did that
, I thought something along the lines of "... oh, well no wonder
I feel that way!"
So, to explain it, I'll start with the comparison. ( I'm cutting this because it's kind of long and I'd like to be polite, but I'd really like it if you'd read it anyway. )