thread: 2011-09-07 : Trad vs Indie: FIGHT! pt1

On 2011-09-08, Joel wrote:

Jonathan, I see “genre fiction obsessed” and “trite” as different (though overlapping!) vectors.

For instance, Apocalypse World is deeply rooted in genre fiction—several different strains, all meshed together—and it’s anything but trite. Though the genre elements do carry with them a mild-to-medium risk that a given play group will bring a trite approach with them. still, though, AW’s principles and procedures are set to kick their shallow action-adventure assumptions in the teeth.

I’ve played an X-men game (well, New Mutants, actually) that was definitely non-trite, though the material DID exert a gravitational pull twoard schlocky parody that we were constantly having to pull back from.

So like I said, different but overlapping.


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