thread: 2008-12-04 : Traits Before and After

On 2008-12-05, Seth Ben-Ezra wrote:

Okay, let’s poke at the terminology a bit then.

“Before”=“prior fictional constraints”

“After”=“no prior fictional constraints”

Or how about this:

“Before”=“fiction constrains Traits”

“After”=“Traits constrain fiction”

This is independent of mechanical constraints, of course.

That’s not good jargon, mind you, and there’s lots of room in both categories for various techniques, as Ralph mentioned. But, perhaps what we’re saying is something like this:

When using Traits, the System (Lumpley-Care style) needs to establish if those Traits are fictionally constrained or not.

How does that sound?


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