thread: 2012-06-11 : Ask a Frequent Question

On 2012-06-12, Lev Lafayette wrote:

I think the Big Model is generally correct, but comes with some problems because the main author (Ron Edwards) is not overly versed in literary theory.

It is absolutely correct to start the process with the notion of a Social Contract.

The Exploration of Shared Imaginary Space is the correct second level.

I disagree however with the five elements of exploration; (character, setting, color, situation, and system). Apart from the fact that they are indiscrete (what is being called colour and situation, is really a subset of setting etc) these are best expressed through as GNS elements instead.

It is rather like that the core elements of literature (character, setting, theme, plot, style) have been tacked on to a level higher than what is necessary.

I'd appreciate your initial comments on this consideration.

Regards, Lev


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