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Started by Rich Ranallo, April 24, 2002, 04:15:43 AM
Quote from: Ron EdwardsSeems to me, then, that you're not using "metaplot" except in the sense that the setting is changing in a coherent way, much as in Hero Wars. <SNIP>Is that something like what you have in mind?
Quote from: contracyclenavigate around, not run aground on. To me, its a the anti-Metaplot brigade who want to be spoon fed, don't want to create, or adapt, or frankly think. Rant over.
Quote from: Jack Spencer JrThe trick is no one can tell anyone else how to make their game. Few will listen anyway. It is the author's job to know when to stop short of complete and thus keep there game useful.
Quote from: xiombargQuote from: Jack Spencer JrThe trick is no one can tell anyone else how to make their game. Few will listen anyway. It is the author's job to know when to stop short of complete and thus keep there game useful.While still providing enough information that the game can be played...
Quote from: xiombargHowever, I wanted to use some of the material from Denziens of the Dreaming book, but that book depends on the metaplot: All of the Nightmare kith from that book are supposed to have come out when the Technocracy used a spiritual nuke to try to kill the anteduluvian Ravnos in the Vampire line, an event in the WoD metaplot I considered so abyssmally stooooopid that I patently refused to use it. So, I adapted: I decided the real life disaster of 9/11 (rather than the goooofy White Wolf one) had triggered the Nightmare energy that opened the trods for these kith.
QuoteBut, the problem is simliar. Star Wars already has its heroes. Luke killed the emperor (well, Vader did it, but it was because of Luke he turned on his master) Player characters really can't do that. Well, they could but then you'd be straying from the cannon which would beg the question why bother playing a game with such a cannon in the first place.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsI just saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch this weekend, by the way, and the song "The Origin of Love" is totally, totally for Starchildren. You have no idea how much I want to play this game.
Quote from: contracycleWhy is this "metaplot" (bad) rather than dynamic setting (neutral)?It seems to me "metaplot" = "what I don't like".
QuoteThe reason I can't stand Deadlands and 7th Sea style metaplots is because basically they are bait and switch tactics at work. You THINK you're getting this cool RPG setting...but what you're really getting is a poorly written novel delivered in installments each of which costs 2-4 times more than a paperback.