A meaningful choice is one in which:
- There are multiple choices, and
- Each particular choice has a particular outcome
For instance, if a player can choose whether their superhero decides to let the supervillain escape with their hostage, or attempt a daring takedown, that is a meaningful choice. On the other hand, if players purchase equipment for their characters, but in the first game session they are captured and end up with only the equipment they were able to steal during their escape, their equipment purchases were not meaningful choices.