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Started by JMendes, March 27, 2005, 11:45:33 PM
QuoteHe dislikes the concept of commercial breaks, which, he finds, break the immersion, and he still has some trouble recognizing this as role-play, though fortunatelly he has no trouble recognizing this as utter fun, so that's good enough for me, for now.
Quote(Yes, even director. "I get sick and start sneezing", for instance.)
Quote from: Mike HolmesDo they drop out of first person to talk about things like the character's state of mind in the middle of a scene? "My character feels that he's under a lot of pressure here." That sort of thing?
Quote from: Mike HolmesDo players say to each other, "Hey, have your character get offended about that, howsabout?"
Quote from: Mike HolmesWhen playing a game like PTA I never "get into" a character. They're just my tool for telling my part of the story. Does that seem odd?
Quote from: Mike HolmesHow did the players feel about the "immersion level" in the session before this one?
Quote from: Mike HolmesOr was that one player having immersion problems with the earlier session in terms of immersion as well?
Quote from: JMendesthis thing played out very Simulationist, with heavy emphasis on Color, seconded by emphasis on System. Yes, even with that one bang. My point is that, regardless of general preference, that's the CA that emerged from the various verifiable Instances of Play, and I was totally not expecting it.
Quote from: ricmadeiradid you thought up that "loyalty or money" situation before the session or did it come up in the heat of the moment?
Quote from: Mike HolmesHere's a better question. Do they drop out of first person to talk about things like the character's state of mind in the middle of a scene? "My character feels that he's under a lot of pressure here." That sort of thing? Or would that seem jarring to anyone?(...)I'm not going to go so far as to claim that doing this is superior for the mode of play in question, but I will say that such play can faciliate things a lot in certain circumstances in certain ways. When playing a game like PTA I never "get into" a character. They're just my tool for telling my part of the story.
QuoteThe character seems more like a tool and that's still some thing I have to learn how to use in a different way.
QuoteI'm enjoying the game but much more in a "watching a TV series" kinda way and much less in a "roleplaying" way. I understand it's just another style of roleplay but I still have to get used to it!
Quote from: ValamirMy theory, however, is that only a fraction of the practicing Immersionists actually prefer immersion. Mostly they are just more comfortable and familiar with immersion and haven't really explored other options thoroughly enough to be able to judge which they prefer. Sort of like someone who's only ever eaten Chocolate Icecream claiming that Chocolate is their favorite...hard to say for certain until they've given some other flavors a try.