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Tim C Koppang
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« on: July 21, 2001, 09:03:00 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2001, 09:30:00 PM »

I've heard of systems that have a kind of "voting" method for doing something like this.

In my recent designs, I've been using this idea to a degree. In The Pool, players can give dice to other players at certain times, such as when they successfully gamble extra dice on a roll.

The one thing that keeps bugging me is the notion of players feeling singled-out or ignored. I wouldn't want to encourage that kind of behavior. I have a system in which a lot of voting takes place, but I don't like the idea that people know who voted what. I like it to be secret so that no feelings can get hurt, and people will vote how they really feel.

This is an idea that deserves exploration. Any player empowerment tactic is worth serious thought, in my opinion.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2001, 07:25:00 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2001, 06:27:00 AM »

Allow me to describe what we are considering in Scattershot (the game we are currently putting together).

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The one thing that keeps bugging me is the notion of players feeling singled-out or ignored. I wouldn't want to encourage that kind of behavior. I have a system in which a lot of voting takes place, but I don't like the idea that people know who voted what. I like it to be secret so that no feelings can get hurt, and people will vote how they really feel.

This is an idea that deserves exploration. Any player empowerment tactic is worth serious thought, in my opinion.
I envision a game where players all happily sit around and pass chips around, working together.  Thus they encourage creativity and work to keep others involved...Quote
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Thoughts?  A bit of help please?
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2001, 03:36:00 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2001, 09:10:00 AM »

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I'm frustrated: I want awards to be handed out in-game, but don't know how to handle the silent ones.  Now I'll feel guilty for leaving someone out.Quote
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I like the degree of success element.  In fact I enjoyed the whole d6 reward idea.Quote
It opens up a lot of room for games that don't want the characters abilities to improve greatly, but still want to keep a reward mechanic of some sort.

That was one of the things we liked best about it.  It really promotes localized style preferences.  (The text we include discusses how to arrive at those for each group.)

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Improvement can be directed in a certain direction that doesn't have to follow the traditional, "my character gains an extra skill level."Quote
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