Originally Posted by Kageru
Once? Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't table top rps start out as dungeon crawlers with an emphasis on killing monsters?
Technically, they actually started as modified wargames (the big idea that Gary Gygax had was to make a wargame where each player controlled only one character, originally. You can see this in D&D's emphasis on graph paper, miniatures, and so on -- those things weren't added to make the RPG easier to play; the RPG was built around them