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Started by khelek, May 18, 2007, 04:39:31 PM
QuoteSo, could you have had a better time without Billy? Probably. But: assuming that you were decided on spending time with Billy, was it a bad choice to play Dogs? Would you have been better off playing Munchkin or Twilight Imperium or Baseball? "No role-playing at all is better than role-playing that is not fun", is a common saying here at the Forge. How about "Role-playing that is mostly fun"? I gather that you don't regret playing in this game, despite the little clash with Billy. That seems to me the important point of this thread.
Quote from: khelek on May 18, 2007, 04:39:31 PMThey shot the man in power, the Branch's Steward, and they saved the man who he had in custody, an Unfaithful man whom they were told was a sorcerer.
QuoteMintzberg critiques linear plots strategic planning as a doomed attempt to apply Frederick Winslow Taylor's principles of scientific management to the tasks of gaming the administrative ranks by prescribing a strict, regimented procedure for GMs planners to follow. While a routine for loading pig iron onto a railroad car may be efficiently standardized, Mintzberg argues, the act of creating plots strategy is an extremely complex process demanding sophisticated cognitive and social skills that researchers have only begun to understand; plots strategy-making certainly cannot be formally programmed by GMs organizational theorists.Mintzberg painstakingly dissects what he calls the "fundamental fallacies of linear plots strategic planning." For example, while linear plots strategic planning attempts to predict or control the future, present forecasting techniques are extremely limited and notoriously inaccurate; while strategic planning requires quantitative data, such data are commonly too limited in scope, too aggregated, too unreliable, and too late to be useful in effective Actual Play strategy formulation; while strategic planning frequently focuses exclusively on plot fore-writing strategy formulation, the success for implementation rests upon people who had nothing to do with creating those plots plans.