thread: 2009-06-08 : Restating: Fictional Causes and Realization

On 2009-06-09, Vincent wrote:

Ralph: "I do think your assumption that nothing can ever go wrong in using these techniques unless players are being dicks or baby's as long as the GM has been properly instructed in their role..."

You're misreading me. You've been saying this, but I have no idea where you got it.

I think that orchestrating these kinds of rules - making sure that they CAN go well, let alone WILL go well - is a hard design challenge. You have to be absolutely disciplined about the GM's job and the players' jobs and the rules' jobs and how they all interact. You have to eliminate conflicts of interest, internal to the GM and between the GM and the players both. It's not a matter of just slapping rules together now any more than it ever was.


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