Started by James_Nostack, September 03, 2011, 09:45:32 PM
Quote from: Ron Edwards on September 04, 2011, 12:16:57 AMBut I will say this only because it's really been weighing on me for the last year: the flexibility of Sorcerer, regarding settings, is appearing to me more and more as a bug rather than a feature.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on September 04, 2011, 12:16:57 AMThe flexibility of Sorcerer, regarding settings, is appearing to me more and more as a bug rather than a feature. . . . For me, though, Sorcerer is doing best lately as "here and now" play. The here-and-now might be tweaked or exaggerated or given some kind of textual emphasis (New York City! with exclamation point, or "success in the suburbs," both potentially surreal in the degree of cultural emphasis).But it's closeness to the setting which matters.
Quote from: Ron Edwardsit borders on too academic, too focused on Dostoevsky's nativism and less on his bleeding heart and brilliant observation, both of which yielded unflinching criticism of his beloved Russia.
Quote from: RogerThis is a wild and uninformed guess: the risk one runs with "ooh, that's some Settting" is that the purpose of play easily becomes Exploration of Setting, or its closely-related cousin, Exploration of Colour.
QuoteThe very first time I realized that Sorcerer's reward mechanism was pretty much: 50% of the time good things go unrewarded and 50% of the time bad things go unpunished, I immediately thought of Notes.