Started by Eero Tuovinen, February 02, 2012, 07:57:00 AM
Quotewe took it as incontrovertible rule that fiction must conform to those [20 & 40 point progress] points when they're reached, which is not so obvious when you remember that most of the rules in this game are more like suggestions.
Quote from: Tim C Koppang on February 13, 2012, 09:32:05 PMYou are correct in your reading. I wanted to add that the rules in Mars Colony are open ended in terms of narration, but with some definite hard restrictions. As you point out, when a player reaches 40 points, the problem is solved. There is no room, narratively, to change that fact. The idea was to provide the players with fictional "checkpoints" around which they are free to narrate. But when the rules says "X happens," that's that. Another example, as you point out, is the harsh dice mechanics. When you fail, everything breaks down. There is no room, per the rules, to fudge that one unavoidable fact. I hope that was clear in the rules, as I don't believe the game works otherwise. Would you agree?