thread: 2013-10-02 : The GM: Holding the Object for the Group

On 2013-10-07, Dom wrote:

I know this is not part of the question but is it even fair to say that "find out what these characters will make of their world" is the object of the game?

What this essentially means is "explore" which clashes with Vincent's examples linked by Gordon in comment #8. Checkmate is an object/goal. So is getting to the last level. These are objectively measurable and actionable (given the tools provided).

Finding out what characters make of the world or, simply put, exploring doesn't really define the object. It could be considered a meta-object: let them explore until they find what the agreed upon goal is, and then pursue it. But it's more of a recipe than object. Unless I'm missing some subtlety here.


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