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Started by Lollo, March 11, 2004, 10:15:59 AM
QuoteI'm very, very interested in seeing this Snowball scenario written up!
QuoteThe playtesting was nice (as I have said, very good roleplayers, with strong help from the Italian authority on shared narration, Fabrizio Bonifacio) but not completely good.
Quote from: LolloThat was my fault: I had planned too much details in advance. The playtesters also said that certain scenes mustn't always be contiguous: that is, if scene A ends with the concert, it's not necessary for scene B to end *exactly* at the concert; there could be some in-game time between scenes (so they aren't "frames").
Quote from: LolloAs for the system. I found that the players tended to add and/or raise Traits very rarely. Maybe the referee should encourage raising a Trait whenever there's something relevant to the story, a rule of thumb along the lines of "if you want it to be important to the game in the next scenes, you must have a Trait for it"; I think that in this way it could also be easier to remember all the elements put in the story by the players.
Quote from: LolloThe players sometimes didn't know how to state Intent/Calamity; they simpply told "Intent: it happens this and this. Calamity... uh... well, it happens nothing!". I think that, particuarly for Ideas, there's nothing particularly wrong with this.
Quote from: LolloWhat else? I have read Snowball before The Pool and I had some minor doubts aboute the rules; after reading The Pool all became clear, but I strongly suggest writing down Snowball so it could be read also by someone who doesn't know The Pool in advance.
Quote from: LolloIn the end: I think I'll play Snowball again, maybe with different scenarios. I don't know if having NO prepared scenario at all would be easier; probably this needs much more impro from the referee.
QuoteI suspect some of it might be just language difference, but I'm going to ask - what was missing from Snowball that would have made it more comprehensible to you?