Started by Halzebier, June 28, 2008, 06:09:10 AM
Quote from: FredGarber on July 03, 2008, 08:42:04 PM3. Hugh has "Mysterious Origins" as an Issue? That sounds far more like an Edge to me. An Issue should have sides, or at least a pass or fail. (ex: Drinking Problem; Wants to Live a Normal Life) I would ask Carl if he minds rephrasing that Issue as "finding out the truth about his Mysterious Origins" or "haunted by his Mysterious Origins".
QuoteAlthough I love the surprises that players pull when I am the producer, I would have asked Carl for a side moment, and gotten the spoilers ahead of time for what he wanted for Hugh's origin. You're the Producer, and part of your role as I see it is to push the script to provide exciting TV around the Issues. You are not the Dungeon Master, and the relationship between the Protagonist players and the Producer should not be adversarial. You're not trying to provide them challenges(*), you're trying to make them be Interesting.
QuoteHere's a thing about challenges: I find they are most effective when they are all about what the character does or doesn't do, not about affecting another character. However, always phrasing a challenge as character centered is very, very hard.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on July 16, 2008, 01:05:33 PMI could also swear that there was a very deep thread about it after GenCon 2006, including an external link to a big conflict-resolution diagram I made, but I could not find it at all (remember the "chesting" term, anyone?).