So I was also thinking about the more complex projects I want to do, in particular "Dungeon Delver", which incorporates most of the elements we have come to expect in computer RPGs.
And I began to think about it abstractly.
The character doesn't need to be a person. He can simply be a shape. And all of the monsters can be shapes also. Weapons, armor, treasure, etc. All shapes.
Missile weapons are no longer blowpipes, slings, bows, and crossbows. They are now "zingers" that propel various forms of projectile "zings". There are no more thrown weapons like darts, daggers, or hand axes. These are "flings." And melee weapons are now "pingers"
Or maybe I'm just getting loopy. At least it is creative.