thread: 2009-05-13 : Now where WAS I...

On 2009-05-13, Roger wrote:

A lightbulb just went off in my head—thanks, Matt!

So, yeah, the personal set rule is something like "If you're having a scene on your personal set, uncheck a trait on your character sheet."  No GM involved.

But there's the whole process of getting a scene on your personal set, which involves the GM.  This process isn't about an arrow coming out of the fiction, though.  It's about an arrow going into the fiction.

So that whole discussion in the podcast—"I take the high ground" "There isn't any high ground around there"—isn't about an RPA at all.  That conversation is about an arrow going into the fiction.  If that conversation really was an RPA, it'd be more like "I have the high ground so I get +3"  "Yeah, you do have the high ground, but I'm deciding you don't get the +3" which pretty much everyone agrees is just bad.

RPAs are not about establishing what's in the fiction.  That makes everything in my mind a lot clearer.


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