So over the weekend I had coffee-and-talk with Jason from Genesis of Legend, and among the meandering and many-many-lots recommendations shared, I had some thoughts that were turning into a post on the difference between video games and tabletop RPGs.
Then there was a Windows Update and a reboot.
(The gist of it, roughly, was that you expect to have everything necessary to play a video game, but you are expected to bring additional knowledge to the worldbuilding of an RPG–sometimes obvious, sometimes specific–and therefore they require a greater effort.)
There was also something about the difference between games (with rules) and toys (without them), which was basically a clumsy exploration of ideas expressed in one of Chris DeLeon’s essays on the topic, which are honestly very worth reading.
 If anyone out there has not read Strong Female Protagonist, may I sing its praises? Right then. Carry on.