Imagine magazine issue #1, there is the so-called "The Beginner's guide to role-playing", i was amused to read this: "...you play the part of a fantasy hero battling fearsome monsters, as you struggle to become more powerful..."
More powerful..not to develop a deeper character, a more realistic and profound alter ego in an alternate reality...but just to become more powerful.
I know, that is just an early advertisement, but, anyway. I just can't like it.
I think i will compare ( in a future post), the content of this ad to what Richard Snider wrote about what he thought it was the main and most entertaining aspect of playing a fantasy character.