Started by Paul Czege, March 04, 2011, 02:55:14 PM
Quote from: jburneko on March 04, 2011, 05:48:17 PMWhat would be *better* is if these NPCs took clean, directed action *on their own* and let the PCs decide what to do about that. When I catch myself doing the weird psychological projection thing, stop, and course correct into direct action what I sometimes discover is a big gapping black hole of play. Suddenly, I realize that the NPC is either perfectly capable of solving the problem on his own, the resulting problems his actions cause are only of relevant to himself, or his actions will ultimately result in his own self-destruction. Effectively, I'm playing with myself and there really isn't any reason for the PCs to get involved at all unless they decide to buy into the NPCs psychological problems.
QuoteWhat would be *better* is if these NPCs took clean, directed action *on their own* and let the PCs decide what to do about that.
Quote from: jburneko on March 04, 2011, 05:48:17 PMEffectively, I'm playing with myself...
Quote from: stefoid on March 04, 2011, 10:10:05 PMI was just going to say, Paul, that if you think the PCs attempts at headgames were 'silly' (to sum up the various negative vibes you describe them with) then chances are the NPC would also, and the reaction would likely be simple and direct -- basically 'cut the crap' in one form or another.