Definitions

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  • n. An artist involved in the simulationism art movement.
  • n. One who designs or uses a simulation.

Etymologies

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simulation +‎ -ist

Examples

  • I most often hear Gygax described as a simulationist, actually, and I think moving away from that was bad.

    FriendFeed - georgeh

  • In most games, never mind a "simulationist" environment, it would have been patched out long ago.

    No Surrender

  • Nathan Combs This arguably speaks to one benefit of a larger "simulationist" backdrop rather than fewer linear, highly-crafted scenarios - where the ability and temptation to save is much enhanced.

    Enlightened Penalties

  • This arguably speaks to one benefit of a larger "simulationist" backdrop rather than fewer linear, highly-crafted scenarios - where the ability and temptation to save is much enhanced.

    Enlightened Penalties

  • Though, I will admit here, I didn't pull any punches, and that I continue to view SL as an untapped resource for writers, and, perhaps, as an inherently untappable resource, given the reluctance and/or inability of most of the "inhabitants" of SL to engage in fully immersive, simulationist roleplay, the sort that has the potential to create the interactive stories I've tried to foster there.

    A Tyranny of Commas, Apostrophes, and Misspellings.

  • The short form of the sim/immerse thing is embodied in the quote “The theory is that the immersionist experiences what the character experiences, while the simulationist only pretends to, logically deducing what the character would do next.”

    On Immersion « Geek Related

  • It clarifies how in some ways simulation can be an immersion substitute – “The theory is that the immersionist experiences what the character experiences, while the simulationist only pretends to, logically deducing what the character would do next.”

    On Immersion « Geek Related

  • Which is fine, you can decide if you want a very simulationist detail-heavy kind of game or not.

    What’s Good For The Goose « Geek Related

  • And it would be lovely, if they used supplements to somehow make 4e suitable for roleplay-immersive, simulationist play.

    Why Complain About 4e? Stop the Edition Wars! « Geek Related

  • In short, a significant number of 3e and other legacy D&D players who enjoy simulationist play feel mostly left out in 4e as the rules changed to not support that playstyle well.

    Why Complain About 4e? Stop the Edition Wars! « Geek Related

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