Started by James_Nostack, February 28, 2009, 01:35:59 PM
Quote from: Paul T on March 07, 2009, 09:19:19 PMHowever, I meant exactly what I said. I had a great time, really enjoyed the game.What I didn't like is exactly what is being discussed, here and in Judd's Dogs thread: there was a point where it seemed like success was so difficult that we all ended up softballing a little. James felt he had to pull his punches, and Dave and I (or maybe just me--I shouldn't put words in his mouth) weren't sure how to push our characters' agendas. It wasn't disastrous or unpleasant, but it felt a little like walking on thin ice. Like we were tiptoeing a bit in order to avoid a potentially seriously unfun situation.
Quotethis stuff is very familiar to me second-hand, and not the least because what you call "daydreamer fantasy" is a much larger part of the fantasy culture landscape here in the Nordic countries than it seems to be in modern USA.
Quote from: James_Nostack on March 09, 2009, 09:17:37 AMEero, that's interesting: it kind of matches my (uninformed) cultural stereotype about European fantasy stuff. I'm curious: what's the bookstore situation look like in your country? In the United States, we've got a "Science-Fiction" section and a "Fantasy" section. About half the shelf-space for each, is devoted to franchised novels (Star Trek, Dragonlance, etc.). The rest of the "Fantasy" section is largely full of Tolkien-clones. Is that the case where you live?
QuoteI submit that the activity of this type of fantasy is still very much with us, although it is not currently commodified. I sometimes think that's for the better.
Quote from: James_Nostack on March 10, 2009, 09:58:35 PMDave, there was certainly a fail condition in the scenario: Mollywort marries Wirresprocket and together they agree to "adopt" Gantwood, driving him into madness to the point where he completely loses it and gets killed.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on March 11, 2009, 12:33:29 AMAnyway, you guys don't have the new text, so I'm not sure how constructive I'm being in telling you this. Only, if you would, go ahead and try it next time and
Quote from: David Berg on March 11, 2009, 03:15:20 PMI suspect the disred result here
Quote from: Ron Edwards on March 11, 2009, 12:33:29 AMSince you have the narration rights over the circumstances of most failure, it's worth considering that this is a crucial aspect of play.