thread: 2008-12-10 : Apocalypse World

On 2008-12-12, Seth Ben-Ezra wrote:

Well, here, this is what I'm hearing. Let me know if I'm getting it right.

So, in this game, NPCs are associated with a particular type of move. Each move comes in two flavors: maneuver and "punch in the face". However, you can only use this move if the NPC is actually free to act in the fiction. So, in a sense, each NPC becomes a GM resource whose availability is adjudicated via the fiction. Therefore, players can control the availability of this resource to the GM through their actions in the fiction.

Did I get that right?

(Aside: can you escalate "punch in the face" to "face stabby"? Just curious... ;-] )


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