thread: 2005-10-20 : The Fruitful Void

On 2005-10-21, Andrew Norris wrote:

Here's Sorcerer's procedural elements:

When a Sorcerer GM comes to The Forge and says, "Hey, the game's not crackling like it's supposed to," Ron says, "You didn't make the players fill out the back of the sheet yet," and the GM says, "Yeah, you caught me." Every time.

Lore, Price, Kicker and Cover make up the four corners of the back of the character sheet, and hell, as you fill things in they tend to spiral towards the middle (if something touches on all four, it has to go in the middle.)

The fruitful void, the little "X" in the middle, is basically, "Here's the stuff you really want, and here's the tools you could use to make that happen. Whatcha gonna do?"


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