thread: 2012-02-11 : 3 Problems

On 2012-02-17, Paul Czege wrote:

Bacchanal hardly ever gets played. I don't think it's because the mechanical procedures aren't constructive. I don't think it's because it demands too much time, or because people can't figure out how to construct or afford a workable set of dice. I think it's because telling sexy stories to your friends is awkward, so people shy away from it.

So, is the solution to make the content of play less awkward? I don't think it is. I think the solution is to create a bigger, more compelling payoff for players who don't shy from playing the game. Make the content more compelling, not less awkward. Make the procedures of play more constructive, more productive.


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