RPG Theory Glossary: O

Open Play
A form of Threefold Simulationist play which is primarily directed by the players. The GM responds to the players with what would logically happen given the background, but does not force prepared adventures on the PCs. It is unclear or undetermined what this corresponds to within GNS terms. The term was coined by Mike Holmes on the Forge.
Plotless but Background-based Games
Open Play for the Soul
Ouija-board role-playing
A term coined by Ron Edwards in his Narrativism essay for: "a form of Illusionism practiced among all the participants upon one another to conceal both Step On Up and Story Now priorities from one another."
Narrativism: Story Now
Generally, the opposite of In-Character. This is a common term with multiple meanings.

John H. Kim <jhkim@darkshire.net>
Last modified: Tue Mar 18 15:19:07 2008