What Is A Tabletop RPG System?

Grumpy Wizard

I’m flailing around with trying to understand what the word “system” means in a role-playing game and the implications of it for game design.

Also, I’ve been flailing around for something to write about this week and here is what my demons decided that I had to write about. This is a bunch of incomplete thoughts that I’m trying to give shape to. Here we go.

Here is the definition of a system, according to Wikipedia

system is a group of interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unified whole.[1] A system, surrounded and influenced by its environment, is described by its boundaries, structure and purpose and expressed in its functioning.


Role-playing gamers often use the term “system” to describe mechanical framework of the games we play. The problem is that the results of play are dependent on…

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