thread: 2006-01-05 : I suspect but can't prove...

On 2006-01-08, Sydney Freedberg wrote:

Neel, it’s cool, but: Why the “author auction”? Why not “he’s in love with her, deal with it?”

In traditional RPGs (playing functionally…), I have absolute authority to say at any time what my character is feeling, thinking, and trying to do; people can object to any of it and try to change my mind (insert Lumpley Principle boilerplate here), but the written rules and even the “oral tradition” of gaming don’t give anyone but me the right to describe internal states or intent for my character.

Why not flip that? Give me absolute authority to say at any time what your character is thinking, feeling, and trying to do.


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