thread: 2008-04-09 : Rules vs Vigorous Creative Agreement

On 2008-04-12, Brand Robins wrote:


I think its easiest to see the unwelcome when bad shit happens. However, sometimes it applies to happy endings too.

Like, one of the frequent discussions around this topic is if you can chose to have your character fail when you can't just chose to have your character succeed. If you say that no, you can't just screw your character anymore than you can just have them triumph, then suddenly the unwelcome can take on many different permutations.

Maybe, say, you're really gunning for Romeo and Juliet—but at the end the dice go a different way and R&J run off to Rome and live happily ever after. Happy ending! And quite possibly totally unwelcome.


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