thread: 2014-07-17 : Strategy vs Style

On 2014-07-17, Moreno R. wrote:

Adding to the list of weirdness:

It's possible in a rpgs that your stylistic and strategic choice is clear, but the procedure tu use is not. (how many thread were written about "when you use Taking by Force and when instead you should use Go Aggro"?)

Sometimes there are overlapping procedures, with the choice between them assigned to someone who can even not be the player who made the stylistic choice (the GM for example), other times the procedures don't overlap but the fictional situation is ambiguous and must be clarified, other times the procedures are not clear enough.

It's not a thing that happen in every rpg (usually there is no overlapping in Kagematsu or PTA, for example) but I don't think I have ever seen in any other kind of game something like that ("I want to laugh playing this hand at poker, but I don't know if I have to show the cards or not...")


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