Started by Moreno R., March 16, 2011, 11:17:43 PM
Quote1) What IS the map of Trollabe? It's the map of the entire world? So the entire world is made "of fjords, mists, twisted trees, and frozen rivers"? The only human cultures are "Icelandic, Celtic, Nordic, or Baltic"? Or there are other people or other land outside of the map? The map is the same from the start or the GM can add other places (inside the old map or adding another sheet bu the side to show "the lands of the South" for example.
QuoteBut a trollbabe at the right scale could raise a continent from the depths of the sea
Quote(by the way... at the start of an adventure, the player can point on a point not on land? In the middle of the sea?)
Quote2) The place the player choose (pointing to it) is the place where the trollbabe is GOING. The adventure must be really very near that place (so that its like he pointed to the place of the adventures, but the trollbabe must arrive at the start, non being there already), or, like with the scenes inside an adventure, the GM can stop the trollbabe anywhere during the travel between the old point and the new point? (I always used the first interpretation, but the phrasing in the game manual is vague enough - talking only of "the place where the trollbabe is going" - to justify the second...
Quote3) "Ending the scene implies that the trollbabe will next be seen somewhere else.", page 23. Does this mean that framing two consecutive scenes in the same place (even if something changed, for example there is a new character in the scene) is not allowed? (I noticed this only now, searching for another quote)
Quote4) "First, anyone can request a scene for his or her trollbabe during this transitional moment. If you are damn sure of what you want her to be doing, say so: "I want a scene down by the riverside!" It's just a request, though, subject to the GM's authority." (page 24-25)This mean that even if the scene requested is not accepted by the GM, the GM has to frame the next scene for that player anyway (trying to retain what he can of the original request), he can't say "no, I don't like it, the next scene will be with John's trolbabe)", right?And this mean that the GM can't call for a scene for a player who didn't ask for one, until he has finished all the scenes of the people who did, right?
Quote5) The player didn't request a scene. Or maybe he did, but he didn't state many details. So the GM start framing a scene, for example, with the trollbabe swimming in the lake. And the players goes "no, I would never swim in that lake, it could be dangerous". The correct answer is "OK, you are simply walking by the shore" (and the player could go "No, I don't really like lakes, I would have avoided it"), or "sorry, I am framing this scene, and this time you are swimming"?(I am not talking about any decision that could affect the stakes in any way, but simply of the description of the start of the scene)Until now I did change the framing, but with some players sometimes is like a guessing match about "what they would do in that situation", and I noticed that I started framing scenes without saying what the trollbabe is doing, to avoid the problem.