The Essays section contains essays and articles devoted to a wide vareity of subjects relating to roleplaying games. The essays are divided into a number of categories as outlined below. As more essays get added to The Oracle, more categories may be added as well.
Opinion essays are (relatively) short opinion pieces (and occasional rants) concerning some facet of the RPG activity and/or industry.
Analysis & Criticism
These essays focus on the analysis and criticism of RPGs, including attempts to define RPGs and criticism of specific works and practices.
Games At Play
Games At Play essays examine how RPGs are actually played and used by gamemasters and players.
Design essays focus on issues concerning the design and development of RPG products, campaigns, and stories.
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