Started by Aumpa, July 31, 2009, 05:08:57 PM
Quote from: Ron Edwards on July 31, 2009, 07:58:21 PMHello,I'd like to know more about the game at the store. What happened, both with the characters (briefly please) and more to the point among the actual people?Best, Ron
Quote from: Callan S. on August 02, 2009, 07:14:03 PMWhat's the fun thing about doing those steps? I'm not saying there isn't fun, I'm asking if we can hear what you would describe as the fun, in your own words? And also that fun doesn't have to match my sense of fun or anyone elses to be valid or anything like that. Is that enough disclaimers? Or, and this is a hard question, is it building up to fun latter on, in some latter session? There is no fun in a session where you follow these steps? It's all build up to fun latter on?
Quote from: Patrice on August 02, 2009, 08:06:52 PMThe creation/introduction/character generation steps you describe are more or less exactly those you find in Storming the Wizard's Tower. I just wanted to mention it.
Quote from: Aumpa on August 02, 2009, 08:35:16 PMI hope it will be a fun way of sneaking them in to what is probably the most complicated non-computer game they've ever played. First, it's "Oh, I'm pretending to be someone else, in a magical world." Then it's, "Oh, I've got these ability scores, and I can influence the world, too." Then it's "Oh, now we've all got to work together to win this fight." Then, "Oh, now we've got some new powers-- bring on the next challenge!" And then they're playing D&D.
Quote from: Callan S. on August 02, 2009, 11:01:16 PMWhat I'm asking is will you enjoy those things during play, or do you only enjoy that they will eventually lead to what you'd call playing D&D? Most people will probably be able to detect if you don't enjoy those first elements, and if you the host aren't enjoying something during the act of play, they wont get what they are supposed to try and enjoy.If you do enjoy them, no worries, but I'd then recommend verbally saying what, at any particular moment, they are supposed to try and enjoy. It's okay to say to them that nows the time to enjoy being someone else in a magical world, rather than leaving it to non verbal, almost osmotic communication to try and get that across. Lead out loud.