thread: 2006-01-24 : Still More Character Ownership

On 2006-01-24, ScottM wrote:

Yes, I think we are (obsessed with our PC’s relevence).  I still haven’t caught the trick, as a player, of investing in the overall story over my character’s story.  As a GM, I’m well trained to pick conflicts that enhance the PC’s stories—but as a player, I’m trained to make choices for the PC to make an engaging story.

Are you saying that a supporting character’s story looks like the main character’s story, just with an untimely end?  I’d think that a supporting character participates with a different goal—much as a Scene Presence of 1 character’s role in an episode is different from the spotlight character’s role in PTA.


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