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Started by Joel P. Shempert, September 22, 2006, 04:37:32 AM
Quote from: Melinglor on September 22, 2006, 07:12:39 PMThat doesn't mean it couldn't be meta-motivated, but I don't think it follows from the description.
QuoteI just think it's a case of the cool and fitting IC thing to do happily lining up with the OOC desire for the outcome of the scene. If he was really just trying to meta-block "Bert" at all costs, he coulda garrotted him anyway to be "safe," or just straight-up attacked, or something. But he rolled with the adjudication of the scene and kept to what was reasonable for the character, even though he (like me) found the ruling bogus.
Quote from: Precious Villain on September 23, 2006, 02:16:48 AMOperant conditioning, using Positive Reinforcement on a Variable Ratio (you get the reinforcement after a random number of responses) schedule.... I suppose a vicious GM in an old style RPG could try to get away with this. Seems like a technique a typhoid mary GM might use to keep the group on the hook - every so often you get your premise addressed!
QuoteI'm really trying hard to grok you, but I can't see where what we did was anything like "we won't let you have your say."
QuoteI'm pretty sure I bemoaned the fact that my guy was unconscious and helpless, and I was irked at "Bert"'s action, but held my tongue. We were both annoyed at the dissembling over body posture to avoid having his action checked, but after hearing all input, the GM decided for "Bert." And we both let it ride and swallowed our discontent. Oh, we bitched about it to each other afterwards, but we let the game go on, me privately thinking that my cool scene had been stomped on (not runined, but severely bruised) by the act.
QuoteI'm trying to provide more player-level description here, as per your desire. Let me know if there's anything more you'd specifically like to know about.
Quote from: Melinglor on September 22, 2006, 06:00:14 PMHe chose to take the sword when another PC handed it to him...[snipped all the answers to the questions I asked]