On 2006-09-19, Vincent wrote:
J: “The Narrative Stances” is a piece of pre-Big Model rpg theory, basically part of but detachable from GDS. It’s about the different positions you can take, as a participant in the game, relative to the fictional material - a much broader and more interesting topic than the Big Model’s stances. Most of the real meat of the narrative stances appears in the Big Model in places not called “stance” at all.
So a “narrative stances person” would be a roleplaying theorist from the RGFA days who hasn’t learned the Big Model. Such a person would look to the Big Model’s stances as one possible in, but then instead be put off by how impoverished they are. “But… where’s the good stuff?”