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

On 2009-05-12, Vincent wrote:

Now here at last I can answer you about railroading, Marco. Now that I've said "take a particular narrative and hold it sacrosanct." That sounds like railroading, yeah?

My take is: no. If the GM has to resort to social violence - nullifying a player's or the players' input - in order to preserve the narrative, that means that the players aren't there with the GM about the narrative's value. Railroading shows serious creative differences in the group. Maybe social violence will solve them, but that seems like a long shot. My money's on long-term dissatisfaction.


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