Started by Joel P. Shempert, July 24, 2008, 10:27:56 PM
QuoteImagine Thatcher's London. Imagine a person in Thatcher's London who has everything to lose.That's a character. That's a whole, playable, complete character. If I ask you to speak in that character's voice, you can; if I present some threat or challenge, you can tell me easily how that character will react; if I describe a morning and ask you what that character will do in it, you'll know. Take ten minutes to think and that character's as real as can be.[. . .](Look, just look: the character has no "character sheet," but he's a whole character, fully realized. I can play him effortlessly.)
Quote from: Ron Edwards on July 24, 2008, 10:36:15 PMI freakin' love that character now.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on July 25, 2008, 09:07:06 AMI imagine you've experienced about 5000 instances of a PC and NPC tussling over "you go there" or "come back here" or stuff like that, with no real system to help you. It is possible that you fell into that habit based on the trained-in notion that a system cannot help you in such a situation.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on July 25, 2008, 09:07:06 AMdoes the character know about that yet?