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

On 2006-01-24, Ben Lehman wrote:

See Capes, Universalis, Burning Wheel, Riddle of Steel, etc.



This makes VB go "yep. But..."
But when I say "oh come on, we already play this way, let's just explore it more," people flip out.

This makes BL go "True"

This makes LP go "Hrm."
True, though I note that I do not currently play any of the games Ben lists. Universalis leaves me cold, despite my efforts to convince myself otherwise. RoS and BW hit my "Too cruchy for me!" buttons. Capes -- well, Josh bought a copy, so we'll see if he gets me to play it. Doesn't strike me as my cup of tea. Yes, this is a small sample size of games, and yes, it is me-specific.

This makes BL go "Particularly Riddle of Steel"
Which makes the statement "if you're not central to the story, you're more expendable" more clearly than any game before or since.

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