Talk:Aspects of playing
Play as in playing a musical instrument
Another aspect of "play" is the acquisition of skill and flexibility in the player -- as in playing an instrument. A new Nethack or ADOM player is faced with different challenges than an experienced player. The experienced player may know what all the possibilities are, but still be surprised and challenged by the combination of those possibilities which he faces in a given game. The novice, on the other hand, is surprised by each new monster.