@blinks i'm new to the discussions about a lot of this stuff, but do people talk about Grice and speech acts when talking about ttrpgs?


@swizzard Always useful to be exposed to new ideas -- in this case, I'm one of the 10k, want to expand on that?

@blinks Grice was a philosopher of language who theorized a set of 'maxims' that implicitly undergird interpersonal communication.[1]

Speech act theory is a (para)linguistic framework for talking about the _function_ of an instance of communication, besides and beyond its _content_.[2]

[1] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperat
[2] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_a

@blinks Either/both might be relevant to the conversations in that thread, especially/specifically re: "I swing my sword at the orc" vs "I want to swing my sword at the orc"

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