Started by Ron Edwards, November 02, 2009, 04:01:11 PM
QuoteI already mentioned that Tension crept up a little too slowly, and it did. The problem wasn't the character construction, though, it was that I wasn't awarding Survival Points generously enough.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on November 09, 2009, 04:43:25 PMThe problem with your questions is that I don't especially agree with your premise in either case. First, I do not think that raw procedure is wholly obliged to produce the experience one is seeking. That's like saying a musical instrument does all the work of making the music.
QuoteOne may certainly reflect on one's performance with a musical instrument in a particular moment in a way which lays no ultimate responsibility upon the instrument's physical design.
QuoteSecond, the point I talked about with Andrew did not emerge in that conversation as instructions from him to me. I raised the issue myself to see what he thought. Your master-apprentice model doesn't apply to that conversation.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on November 02, 2009, 04:01:11 PMThe game does not enter a wrap-up stage until Tension hits 15. Therefore, at one point, the two player-characters had apparently escaped from the sinister sleep-lab in the ever-increasingly creepy hospital, and if it had been up to "GM feels like it," then I might have ended the session there. But no, Tension was only 10 (I think). We had to play more.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on November 02, 2009, 04:01:11 PMThe rules also displayed an interesting outcome I hadn't seen before: what happens to characters whose points are maxed toward Escape and Protection. It's reeeeeally hard to hurt such characters with monster Assault!
Quote from: Ron Edwards on November 18, 2009, 10:19:45 AMHi Callan,If I understand your question correctly, and I might not, then my concern is not playing the game as well as I would have liked. I don't think we played it poorly. Nor do I think we "played it wrong," but that phrase is so problematic and loaded that I think it impedes the discussion. I hope that answers your question.