thread: 2012-03-15 : Monster Mania Con

On 2012-03-17, David Shockley wrote:

@Meserach - I'm not sure anyone needs to be sold on the idea of 'inhabiting a character'. If you give people a game where its remotely appropriate, some of them will fall into doing so pretty naturally. The idea of that as a special value that needs to be taught and continually engaged in is, I believe, an outcome of conflicts internal to our subculture about the 'right way' to play.

People do this with even simple stuff, like Mass Effect. It's a pretty natural thing, if you are playing a character.

I also suspect, that pushing the issue is a risk with new players. Because then people can't just relax and play, they have to worry about whether or not they are holding the right mindset.

(I do not intend this post as an attack. Also, I might be completely wrong, or not know what you are talking about)


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