- I'm spending some time posting at Story Games, to see how the other half live. Thoughts? Relatively friendly and sedate, probably due to shared viewpoints and a high degree of consensus on any given issue. A nice change of pace from the freneticism of my regular haunts.
- It strikes me that this list of maxims, found at said forum, could apply equally to what so called Old Schoolers trumpet, except for maybe the last one - just goes to show how both the avant-garde forge games and OSR retro-clones are really a reaction against the same thing:
Story is created in play.
Is it fun?
Create opportunity and provide feedback.
Player’s actions matter, reinforce this to create immersion
Story is the culmination of player’s goals.
Continuity fosters reality
Supply redundant and convergent paths
Drive the story with all you have.
- Arguing on the internet is a terrible waste of time, but really quite fun sometimes.
- I wonder how many people who are usually the DM are also failed novelists, or at least people who think about writing novels but never do. I suspect there's a high correlation between DMing and Wanting To Be A Writer.
- I love how d12s roll.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Wake Up Baby Cause I'm Coming To You From The Future
I took two days off last week to play with the wife (no, not just that kind of playing... well, okay, quite a bit of that kind of playing, although it depends on what kind of playing you really mean, etc. etc.). So I came into the office today, even though it be Saturday, to catch up on work. Naturally I'm not doing much work at all, and mostly am just listening to Zwan and Alice in Chains, checking the football scores every three seconds, and drinking tea. Nobody else is around. All is at peace. Time to write a blog entry compose of random titbits.