If Game is the thing you repeat, then what is the difference between Pattern and Game?
Game is funny/interesting/heartfelt.
A Pattern (an empty pattern, anyway) isn’t.
I respectfully suggest that this needs a little bit more clarification. A Game is a Pattern, but it’s a pattern of human behavior that’s fun to play around with and helps provide structure to a scene. At its broadest, a pattern is anything repeated. 2, 4, 6, 8 is a pattern. But a bunch of improvisors counting off by twos is not interesting. If you inject some behavior, emotion, relationship, or human reaction into a pattern, you have the beginnings of a game.
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