thread: 2005-10-20 : The Fruitful Void

On 2005-11-12, Remko van der Pluijm wrote:

Hiya all,

When I'm understanding this right, The Fruitfull Void is all about the 'Real Problem', instead of 'sympthoms of the Real Problem'.

With this, my TBA background comes into play, I guess. It's like with a journey to the doctor.

When we go to the doctor and say:"I'm not feeling too well", the doctor probably won't prescribe some obscure medicine. He'll check out the disease what's causing this.

But with Nar games, the disease isn't quite defined and with another perception, doctors (PC's) will react different.

Is this metaphor correct?


This makes SF go "Not really..."
Nar isn't "the disease isn't defined." Nar is "it's gangrenous, do you amputate or try to save the limb?," or "it's cancer, radiation or chemotherapy?" What's undefined is the solution, and no option should be easy.

This makes...
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