thread: 2011-09-08 : Trad vs Indie: FIGHT! pt2

On 2011-09-11, cc wrote:

Very well put, David.  Thats a neat encapsulation of much of my concern.

I'll just add one other thing.  That even if you are the kind of people who improvise comfortably and easily, you may find that in the broader sweep the things you create on the spur of the moment are fairly incoherent and head off in more or less random directions.  Someone empowered to bring some order and design to the action can enhance the overall effect by directing play towards ends which have greater consistency and which hang together thematically.

So it's not ONLY an negative thing, although that is very much a part of it.  I also think that planning can add its own value and make the experience of play better.


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