Main No Plot No Problem Discussion

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GoblinCipher
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01:07:59 PM Oct 26th 2016
Is this really a trope? This describes entire genres of game (the number of Puzzle Game examples alone is probably uncountable).
Larkmarn
01:10:53 PM Oct 26th 2016
No Trope Is Too Common. Just because it has many examples doesn't make it not a trope.
artman40
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10:57:24 AM Apr 18th 2011
Can it apply to media other than video games?
Gizensha
02:01:35 PM Aug 4th 2011
Well, obviously it can apply to tabletop (especially board games) games as well, along with card games - Pretty much every abstract game is an example (even if they weren't originally.

I'm not sure if the more experimental random (or psuedo-random) poems would be an example, such as that book of a heck of a lot of Sonnettes where each page had enough lines, in the right form, to qualify as a sonnette, but you turned the lines individually on a mix and match principle or not.

Arguably applies to most (but not all - Knightmare, etc, has justifying plot) game shows.
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