Role playing games are fundamentally different from most other types of games in that they stress social interaction and collaboration, whereas board games, card games, and sports emphasize competition.
Both authors and major publishers of role-playing games consider them to be a form of interactive and collaborative storytelling. However, they are not considered true narratives like novels or films as there is no actual story within a role-playing game. Instead events, characters and narrative structure give a sense of a narrative experience. Like stories, role-playing games appeal because they engage the imagination. Interactivity is the crucial difference between role-playing games and traditional fiction. Whereas a viewer of a television show is a passive observer, a player at a role-playing game makes choices that affect the story. Such role-playing games extend an older tradition of storytelling games where a small party of friends collaborate to create a story.
While simple forms of role-playing exist in traditional children's games such as "cops and robbers" and "cowboys and Indians", role-playing games add a level of sophistication and persistence to this basic idea with the addition of numeric rule sets and the participation of a referee. Participants in a role-playing game will generate specific characters and an ongoing plot. A consistent system of rules and a more or less realistic campaign setting in games aids suspension of disbelief. The level of realism in games ranges from just enough internal consistency to set up a believable story or credible challenge up to full-blown simulations of real-world processes.the collaboration
Most of you guys wanted this collaboration to be about rpg sprites. So I challenge you to pixel your own rpg character or monster. Think "snes" or "handheld" games. the restricionspalettes
-you may use the palettes provided
. Custom palettes are allowed as well.
-Try to use 4 hues max. per sprite.canvas size
- your sprite is limited to a 58x58px canvas
- you may either use the template provided
or create a custom character from scratch. additional
- animated sprites are allowed.
- 4- way direction is allowed
- isometric sprites are not allowed
ps. the rpg sprite tutorial