thread: 2011-06-27 : The Dice & Clouds series from 2009

On 2011-07-01, stefoid wrote:

You're allowed to say "I go aggro."

When you go aggro, the game can't continue until you've established three things:
- Who you're going aggro on.
- What you want them to do.
- What you're threatening them with.

"I threaten to shoot him if he doesn't get out of the way" is all the HOW that Apocalypse World - or I - expect and require. "I put my gun in his face and scream at him to move" isn't better or worse.

Those first two things you must supply when you go aggro are WHY.  The last one is HOW but if you dont say it, does the game chug on?  How does AW back up the third thing other than pure insistence?

How is nowhere near as necessary as what and why, but is sure is nice.  For dragging people into the SIS and for helping the GM especially.


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