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    Default Stormwind Fallacy

    What IS it?
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    In this case, it is the idea that Power Gaming / Optimising and Roleplaying are mutually exclusive.
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    I believe this was the original thread
    http://boards1.wizards.com/showpost....&postcount=338
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    Hey! Ramza got an avvie!

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    An avvie? What is an avvie?
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    Avatar perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piccamo View Post
    Avatar perhaps?
    That'd be it.

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    In brief: the idea that building your character to be mechanically optimal means you're roleplaying poorly, or that building your character to be mechanically suboptimal means you're roleplaying well.

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    It's an application of the false dilemma fallacy in the gaming context. The link above will tell you more, of course. And @^ that's a good summary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piccamo View Post
    Avatar perhaps?
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    That'd be it.
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    Nice, that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland St. Jude View Post
    It's an application of the false dilemma fallacy in the gaming context. The link above will tell you more, of course. And @^ that's a good summary.
    I'd figured it more an assumption that because there's a correlation between powergaming and non-RP, that there's a causal relationship.

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