thread: 2008-09-29 : Creative Tension

On 2008-10-01, Ben Lehman wrote:

Oh, hey, here's my completion of that thought:

I think that the default that a lot of "freeform" groups end up defaulting to is somewhat similar to my "no, no, no," but maybe more stringent: if a certain number (one or more) people significantly object, it doesn't happen.

Looking at it in that regard, my job as a designer is not to facilitate group consensus (everyone gets a say!) but facilitate a single person's direct contributions to the fiction, even if it "damages someone else's fun" because the latter is less common and more endangered than the former.

I think that my design bears this out pretty strongly.



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