thread: 2006-01-17 : More Character Co-ownership

On 2006-01-17, Levi Kornelsen wrote:

"Does it make a difference that Ann (and Ben too) is specifically not allowed to create a backstory for her character, even in her head?"

Not to my gut feeling.

Because what she has in her head isn't a backstory.

It's a collection of elements, all of them interconnected in different ways.  And when Ben hits her with elements that are connected up in ways that don't fit the rest of the 'stuff' she's got, she *might* be able to integrate that stuff and make a cohesive character.

Or she might not.  And then she's simply unable to get the character to sit coherently in her head thereafter.

Again, all gut feeling, based on my own and other people's play.  I can't prove any of this.


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