On 2009-04-10, Ben Lehman wrote:
I think it's a moot point between players 1, 2 and 3. The game rules should say "look, your friends trust you to be mature about judging this and judge from your understanding of what happened in the fiction, rather than from what advantages you. Be honest, including discussing your biases."
The thing about rationing is that it assumes that I, as a player, put my guy winning over a coherent SIS. Without a mutual interest in a coherent, structurally sound SIS, none of this (role-playing) can happen. It doesn't matter what game you're playing, or whether your rules are one way or the other, we all have a mutual interest in a coherent, structurally sound SIS, and if we didn't our game would fall apart.
Trust to that.