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Started by Ron Edwards, June 29, 2006, 10:31:35 AM
Quote from: Ron Edwards on July 02, 2006, 11:23:10 AMOne speedbump I'm encountering with your post is that I can't tell whether you're agreeing or disagreeing with me. It starts one way and seems to end up another.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on June 29, 2006, 10:31:35 AMAll in all, not bad. I have some general thoughts and conclusions about running the modern D&D, but even more about the nature of dialogue about D&D, and the latter may or may not show up in this thread.
Quote from: Ron Edwards on July 02, 2006, 11:23:10 AMI suggest that in your case, based on what you've said here (because I wasn't there and cannot be sure), you might introduce, say, Tunnels & Trolls as follows:The goal is to "beat my dungeon." The only way to do that is to progress as many of your characters upward through as many levels and abilities as possible, because I'll be amping the foes up the whole time. You'll need imagination and to think laterally a lot of the time, because the system is highly flexible and you can do stuff that isn't explicitly listed there. Sometimes it'll involve working as a team, and sometimes it'll involve screwing one another over in small ways.Compare that to:You make up characters and act out their dialogue!
QuoteYou have made it clear that you do not intend or expect to continue this game with Dan and Christopher. If the answer doesn't lie too deep in the personal realm, why not? Is it a personal issue (lack of time, preference to play with other gamers, or similar), or a game-related issue (the setting/characters, or the system, doesn't interest you beyond this brief game)? Have you satisfied whatever interest you had in playing 3rd edition D&D in the first place?
Quotewere the characters created completely in a vacuum, as the books seem to suggest (unless I'm mistaken)?
QuoteHow did you encourage (if at all) a connection between the characters, and between the characters and the "adventure"?
QuoteThe relevant quote: "Our heroes are friends of the family in various ways and are showing up for Lady Khoros' funeral."Was this your decision (and was it open to negotiation), or theirs (likewise)?