As the name implies, NPCs are counterparts to the Player Characters (PCs), the protagonists controlled by most of the participants.
They exist to facilitate the narrative’s flow and give it a sense of immersion &verisimilitude.
Aren't we all NPCs to some extent?
- is the freedom beyond the realm of necessity (where socially necessary work needs to be done) ?
- is the realm of freedom just an empty realm or full of possibilities unrealised?