thread: 2012-12-07 : Positioning: Legitimacy and Occult Co-ownership

On 2012-12-10, Carsten wrote:

An observation, not an objection, because to object here would be doubting the legitimacy of your personal playing style. (So, discussion of authority deleted.)

With the two timelines, we were still in empirical / descriptive territory. With questions of legitimacy and ownership it's moral philosophy. Who can do what is an ethical question of some importance, a personal embellishment on the analysis of effects and technique in earlier posts. It it your considered opinion that authority is a "terrible" way to organize things, I am not saying that yo may not render these judgments, I say we are leaving descriptive theory for the realms of moral prescriptive advice.


This makes Llb go "Design is prescriptive"
It works well to produce what you want (fun roleplaying games) or it doesn't. That's not moral, it's practical.

This makes GcL go "From previous experience - the word "authority"..."
...means different things to different people. e.g., I deem "I have final authority" a significantly weaker statement than "I have ownership." Others see 'em as more or less equivalent. We're not really talking about authority right now (thankfully!), but those past experiences made me want to mention this.

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