Started by Ron Edwards, November 13, 2008, 12:48:50 PM
QuoteUnder what circumstances would it be fun for a character in DoN to leave the place where the horror is at? Under what circumstances would it mess things up?
QuoteWhose job is it to make the fun version happen, and make the messed-up version not happen? The character's player's? The GM's? The rules'? All of the above?
Quote from: Ron Edwards on November 26, 2008, 10:30:55 AMii) However, if the social, interpersonal interactions among everyone are jumpy and fucked and mis-communicated, then when someone says, "Screw this, my guy is leaving," it's basically a way of saying "I'm not having fun and don't want to play any more." That sentiment is perfectly reasonable, but to express it from within play, via a character's actions and comments, is a cowardly and juvenile method. If the person doesn't want to play, they can stand up and say, "I need to stop, it's not working for me." Yet in our gamer culture, that is considered horrible and awful, as opposed to "staying in character" and fucking up the SIS for everyone else, which is apparently OK.