thread: 2009-05-07 : Explaining the Right to Dream

On 2009-05-12, Roger wrote:

Woah, woah, woah.

We somehow went from something very specific—"My character is a badass, because I say so, and y'all can't challenge me on that"—to something very general: "My character is exactly defined as this thing, and no part of it is open to challenge from any of y'all."  I'm happy with the specific case, somewhat less happy with the general case.

The most obvious example I can think of right off the top of my head is that I've played with people that are entirely happy to see their character challenged in all sorts of ways... as long as you don't question their heterosexuality.  It's off-limits in exactly the "My character is a badass, end of discussion" mode.  "My character is NOT GAY, end of discussion."  But everything else about it is fair game.


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