thread: 2009-06-09 : Adequacy, Cause and Effect

On 2009-06-15, Callan wrote:

Well, that's interesting about the mini's - is it just fiction? It's certainly still recordable, as its giving exact distances. I heard of a guy who does the times crossword without writing anything into it - was he working in fiction?

I'd say it's moving into an area that a typical person cannot accurately envision in their heads. It becomes fiction out of error/a natural incapacity to properly memorise (though you could train your memory, prolly, like the times crossword guy). Which is one reason why I avoid thinking in terms of fictional causes, since theres so much room for the guy to have erred, and instead in who has the by the rules right to call something.

Actually, that'd be an interesting RPG/experiment to write - the game says to run a fight just in fiction, but with measures given, and then latter the exact same fight (barring changes in player move choices) on a battlemat.


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