thread: 2009-05-04 : Dice and Cloud, the Death Threats thread

On 2009-05-11, Vincent wrote:

On "materially" refer: I mean, the fictional stuff is material to the direction of the game.

Like, in the Wicked Age played lazy, if it's my challenge and I say "I stab you in the throat," it's materially identical to saying "I punch you in the eye" or "I shove you out the window." You reroll your dice, one or the other of us gets the advantage die, and that's what happens, it's immaterial what I said. I might as well just say "I attack you" or even "challenge!" for all the difference it makes.

In Dogs in the Vineyard, on the other hand, "I stab you in the throat," "I punch you in the eye," and "I shove you out the window" all have different effects on what happens next. If I just say "I attack you," that doesn't give you the information you need in order to respond, you can't just shrug and reroll your dice. The details of what I say are material to the direction of the game.


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