Started by Paul Czege, December 17, 2008, 09:07:09 PM
Quote from: Paul Czege on December 19, 2008, 03:49:23 PM I don't know whether Simon is accurate that failing an NFA roll against a superior officer is like failing to resist a Command in My Life with Master, as my 3:16 book is loaned out. Paul
Quote from: Paul Czege on December 17, 2008, 09:07:09 PMSo I went into the game expecting to rely on everyone else's character immersion to inspire my own efforts.And they didn't.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on December 22, 2008, 10:25:55 AMMy take on Paul's play-experience, keeping in mind I wasn't there and am only going by this thread's content, is that he did learn important lessons as he summarized himself, above, and needs no further advice. No first-play effort is perfect in my experience.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on December 22, 2008, 10:25:55 AMMy take is also that no further advice will be meaningful, especially when phrased in terms of a guarantee as Tomas did, ...
Quote from: Paul Czege on December 22, 2008, 03:08:15 PMI can say with confidence that I didn't expect the players to be the motor of the game. ... And I didn't go into the game with a slackness of attitude. I prepped the hell out of the game. What I did expect was that the players would more naturally play into the military context than me, and that this would help me get into the mindset and render up the antagonism I planned to own and deliver.
Quote from: Paul Czege on December 22, 2008, 03:08:15 PMStarship Troopers (the book), depicts a very internally benevolent military structure, in dramatic contrast to the sensibilities of most of the advice for depicting the military on this thread, and most of the Actual Play I've seen. If I'm right that shared defining of the military context is an important part of 3:16, then is it possible that play can actually define a benevolent military structure, and for the ultimate "hatred for home" to be other than sympathy for the bugs, but perhaps the rage of the Vietnam Vet who did everything his country asked of him, only to be vilified for it?