thread: 2005-05-20 : Things on Character Sheets

On 2005-05-20, Ninja Hunter J wrote:

As you go on there, I nod more and more, but the beginning assertions don't sit well with me, just cuz I don't think I understand them.

I look at a character as a nexus of relationships, desires, and resources. Those are all effected by the story, which is constructed mechanically. How, then can you say "The character cannot be touched by rules or game mechanics at all, under any circumstances, no exceptions."?

As a player, I wield those relationships, desires, and resources how I want so the character goes the way I want. I do so by the rules, mechanically.

I'd be shocked, really shocked, if you didn't think that was true, so I'm going with the other option: I just don't understand what you're saying with that statement.


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