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

On 2009-06-16, Callan wrote:

Well, their technically fictional even if you use minis and a battlemat - the mini is moving six inches (or whatever), not thirty feet.

The thing is, it's possible to envision a battlemat in your head and move a figure on it six squares. Much like the guy who could do the times crossword without writing on it - he wrote on the copy in his head, but I'm sure we can all do one figure. Just imagine atleast a six by six grid, and then a figure at one end, then it slides six squares in any direction. Easy. Now is that fiction? It's only in your head, after all. But it's exactly the same result as pushing a real mini on a six by six grid.

Would you call a RL battlemat and minis fictional? So why call a duplicate of a battlemat and minis in your head, fictional? I'm posing that as a chew over sort of idea, rather than pushing toward a hard point right now. :)


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