thread: 2005-06-02 : Immersion
On 2005-06-03, Per wrote:
“That the thoughts in your head are his and not your own. That you percive the world through him. Feels real sadness ehen he is sad and hapiness when he is happy. That is immersion to me and rolling a dice in that instance would be as unnatural as if I myself rolled a dice before speaking to a person to determine if I should make a god or bad impression.
(Again, things like rules and dice rolling may have its place in other parts of the game, but they do destroy the immersion, at least temporary.)”
Jonas, I think this is exactly the kind of misconception Vincent is ranting against. I have met it tons of times in RP discussions, and it seems by some to be regarded as some sort of eternal truth. Dice has nothing to do with immersion (and with real life, for that matter. Your real life argument does scare me a bit - do you bite people in the neck to suck their blood for example, or is that only kept in your RP experience? And if it is, why doesn’t biting people in the neck in RP hinder immersion?)
You are saying we cannot have it all. Vincent says we can. I agree with the latter :)