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An unsuccessful conclusion to an IF work, in which important [[goals]] have not been achieved. While loss is usually signaled by a message such as "You have died!", in a [[game world]] that incorporates the afterlife, or a [[plot]] that permits heroic self-sacrifice, the [[death]] of the [[PC]] does not automatically entail a loss.
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'''Losing''' is an unsuccessful conclusion to an IF work, in which important [[goal]]s have not been achieved. While loss is usually signaled by a message such as "You have died!", in a [[game world]] that incorporates the afterlife, or a [[plot]] that permits heroic self-sacrifice, the [[death]] of the [[PC]] does not automatically entail a loss.
  
-- DGJ - 10 Sep 2002
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Contrast with [[winning]].
  
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Latest revision as of 13:50, 29 July 2009

Losing is an unsuccessful conclusion to an IF work, in which important goals have not been achieved. While loss is usually signaled by a message such as "You have died!", in a game world that incorporates the afterlife, or a plot that permits heroic self-sacrifice, the death of the PC does not automatically entail a loss.

Contrast with winning.