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Started by gentrification, November 21, 2002, 02:25:13 PM
QuoteIs there some reason why you decided to split this into several threads?
QuoteAnyway, I listen to your description, and I think to myself, "Where's the illusion here?" There was not a lot of use of GM Force, except in scene-framing. There were very few cases where the players' decisions had no real effect.
Quote from: ValamirActually Mike, as you've probably seen, several of the recent threads on Illusionism have been wrestling with that very issue... whether "illusionism" is represented by the illusion of player control over their own fate or the illusion of a stable real world when in reality its in flux. In one of them I contended that these two are actually one and the same, because a player cannot have real control if the GM is secretly fluxing the world.
Quote from: ValamirIn basic narrativist play the GM (and players) are engaged in intentionally creating situations in which premise can be addressed. One can easily postulate a GM using various slieght of hand illusionist techniques to intentionally create such situations without the players knowing that the situations are being assembled specifically to give them the opportunity to address premise.