Started by Baxil, March 03, 2011, 04:05:57 AM
QuoteThe "characters are potato chips" theory worked out really well. "Draw a card, here's your archetype. Draw a card, here's your flaw. Done." Virtually every character was playable and fun and cool out of the box, and the two combinations that didn't work were fixed with a redraw.So I think I need to frontload the Goal work onto me, the designer, rather than pushing all the Goal details into collective player discussion. Make a new table for Goals; come up with 13 generic noir Things To Want, or 13 variations of Lust/Greed/Vengeance/Destruction. Print it on the back of the character sheet. If I can tack down another few elements of the goal rather than leaving it so ambiguous, it will be easier for players to quickly fill in the details.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on March 05, 2011, 05:28:28 PMand so was the brilliant The Great Ork Gods, which is unfortunately not available at present.
Quote from: David Shockley on March 05, 2011, 04:28:48 PMIf the points don't matter, why have them at all?
QuoteWhen I read the rules I had assumed that Shifting Blame would be the default. I think it would be for me, and at least a couple people I've played with in the past.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on March 03, 2011, 04:01:50 PM1. Let's start with the biggest issue, which I think you may have resolved partly or entirely, but I'll toss my dice at that container anyway:How about ... the GM sets a single goal as part of the scenario, which everyone wants, announcing it exactly one second before play proper begins?
Quote3. Little things ...i) I'm thinkin' that once your character achieves a goal, and if that character survives the scene, then in later scenes, he or she is restricted to only one die, period. This might be over-correcting what isn't even a problem, but who knows, keep it in mind if the "done" character issue crops up again.ii) I not likin' the idea of naming/using known characters or real people as characters in the game. It seems lazy to me at best. Apparently you played Angelina. Was this in response to another player naming Brad, in that scene? And I'm really gonna guess here, and ask, is that player also the same one who played Barry Bonds in the previous scene? Annnnnnd ... is that player one of the two final GMs who stonewalled?