Started by lumpley, March 05, 2008, 03:37:55 PM
QuoteIs there any reason to decide whether Cartegena burns in any other way than case by case, at the whim of the group and according to its (presumably) functional creative dynamic?
Quote from: Eero Tuovinen on March 05, 2008, 04:51:08 PMThus it might be a smart move to explicitly tell the reader of the rules that you're leaving something for the group to suss out if they're something that the group would expect to have. Even better, clarify it for them whether you're thinking of pre-game agreement or case-by-case agreement, here.
QuoteTo put the above into a short answer, I agree with Darren! The game text should provide enough context for the group to arrive into a functional social arrangement that may be used for any procedural points that may rise: is this going to be a game with a strong GM who makes the calls? Are we all going to have separate stories, so that each player should get to decide on the minor details in his own story? Is there some beat where the spotlight moves from player to player, so that when it's your turn to narrate you get to make the calls? Should the group decide amongst themselves how they're going to determine things where the rules don't make any calls; if our group doesn't have such dynamics, should we make some before starting to play? I would certainly hope that whichever of the above and other possibilities you're going to use, you'd be telling the readers about it as well!
QuoteExactly, some key differentiation.Now that differentiation is extremely local to Poison'd.
Quote from: Eero Tuovinen on March 05, 2008, 09:00:59 PMseems to me that the difference between Joe the cook and Joe the governor probably has to do with one being a member of the ship's crew (and, in a larger context, one of the seafaring men), while Cartagena is just some town out there.
QuoteIn one circumstance, someone says "Cartegena burns down, the fire rages for days and days and the loss of life is tremendous" and everybody else is like, "yep, cool, what's next?" In another circumstance, there's a closely-described hard fight with the guy who owns the barn, then a running battle through the streets with Cartegena's constabulary, and the fire becomes both pressure on and a consequence of all these little small-scale engagements. There's not any one rule for whether Cartegena burns.
QuoteA rule for contests when players disagree about what happens.
QuoteIn Poison'd ... Players challenge by bringing the fight.