Started by GreatWolf, February 26, 2008, 02:21:45 PM
Quote from: Nev the Deranged on February 26, 2008, 06:47:23 PMI think the least sympathetic character ended up being Harry. Tim's portrayal of him was great, but the character himself ended up being by turns incompetent and brutal. It's definitely not a surprise that he spent some time in the clink.
Quote from: Nev the Deranged on February 26, 2008, 06:47:23 PMInterestingly, one of the "bogeymen" of Dirty Secrets, the whole race/class thing, didn't seem to really have any impact on our game. Maybe others disagree? Aside from one instance of Sarah, who was Asian, conveniently speaking Cantonese, it never really came up. Not sure what that says, if anything.
QuoteMan, this game should have been called "A Lot of Not Very Nice People Get What's Coming to Them... And Some Innocent Ones, Too"
Quote from: Nev the Deranged on February 27, 2008, 05:48:50 PMAlright, admission time. I made Tanya and Juan hackers specifically to play against stereotype. So, in that sense, the demographics did play a part.
QuoteI was totally stunned when you guys had Tanya shoot the federal agent, that caught me off guard.
QuoteAnd if everyone else hadn't already been bastards by the time Consuela came in, I would have done my damnedest to make her an agent of the Russian Mafia.
Quote from: GreatWolf on February 27, 2008, 06:13:22 PMQuote from: Nev the Deranged on February 27, 2008, 05:48:50 PMI was totally stunned when you guys had Tanya shoot the federal agent, that caught me off guard.Honestly, it caught me off-guard, too, and it was my idea!Here's the thing. I came into the game, thinking that Tanya was the poor victim. Yes, I know that the game can totally twist a character, but that was my "working theory" of the case: Tanya is essentially innocent.But then, during the scene where Harry was grilling Ron over the headset that Harry had found, you started narrating Tanya preparing to bug out. At the time, I thought, "Hey that's cool. Extra color and all that." But then, it occurred to me, "No, she's bailing because she knows more than she's letting on." Then, as I recall, Tim narrated her pulling the gun as part of the conflict that was in process. Then Tim had that one point of Violence to use.... Everything followed fairly quickly after that.So, that turn of the character wasn't any one person pulling on the reins. Rather, it was an emergent result of the actions of at least three different players (you, me, and Tim). I think that's really cool.
Quote from: Nev the Deranged on February 27, 2008, 05:48:50 PMI was totally stunned when you guys had Tanya shoot the federal agent, that caught me off guard.
Quote from: Nev the Deranged on February 28, 2008, 06:51:28 PMThe Ron+Tanya thing totally came out of nowhere though, seriously. And in retrospect, that really takes a hammer to the subtext of several scenes that came before that revelation.I forget, was that the result of one of the specific "discover a crazy relationship" scenes, or did it just kind of come up?
Quote from: GreatWolf on February 26, 2008, 09:06:37 PM It's probably not much of a stretch to begin analyzing Tanya's relationship with Ron as being connected to her understanding of her relationship with Harry. Ron was obviously a bad influence. Harry...well, that depends on what you think of him. Was he actually good for Tanya?
Quote from: Ron Edwards on February 29, 2008, 04:42:46 PMWho can blame her?I was playing something else at another table, and some of the dialogue floated over every so often. After a bit, I was wondering, "What, all the characters have the same name?", and "Isn't there more than one character in Dirty Secrets?" Only afterwards did I discover your rhyming scheme. That's actually why I came up and asked what happened during the game.Best, Ron
Quote from: GreatWolf on February 29, 2008, 10:51:35 AMAnd, what do you mean about "takes a hammer to the subtext of several scenes that came before that revelation"? As in, "completely destroyed"? Or as in "completely twisted into a shape due to this perspective"?