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A recent meta question asked if role-playing in video games is on topic here. The question was focused on one held question on main, and the answers seamed focused on the question. But it got me thinking about the scope of the site, and I didn't find an answer on a cursory search of meta.
What is a Role-Playing Game?
Is there a line we can draw between a straight up tabletop game with very little role-play elements and a 'traditional' RPG? Is there a line between friends playing pretend or telling stories around a table and a traditional RPG?
If we have those lines of demarcation of 'what is RPG enough to be on topic', what are they?
Do we need those lines if they do not already exist?
I do not ask this because I have a strong opinion one way or the other, but purely to know the scope of the site. I do not want to change the scope of the site (in this particular case), just to document where those limits are, if there are any.