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Started by Silmenume, September 17, 2004, 12:32:56 AM
Quote from: SilmenumePerhaps I had the wrong perspective, but I was under the impression that ideas stood or fell on their own merits, not by their association to or by the heritage of the person presenting them.
Quote from: TonyLBTools, physical or intellectual, stand or fall based on their function in the real world. They cannot be discussed without reference to that world. ... These forums, even (perhaps especially) GNS are for the crafting of intellectual tools for use in real gaming. Tools are defined by what you use them for, not how shiny and elegant you make them. If you were (in a hardware forum) to say "Let's explore the possibilities of making hammers with two heads", I don't think it would come as a shock when someone said "Okay... what situation led you to think you might need such a thing?" Same thing here.
Quote from: SilmenumeGiven the state of Sim at the moment, posting any account as support material would result in quick identification within the model and just as quick locking down of perceptions. Until Sim is illuminated properly I don't see any benefit from making the effort. It has happened to me in the past and I simply recognize that until a new conceptual framework is up and running that posting any such accounts only makes the presentation of new ideas that much more difficult not easier.
Quote from: TonyLBThere is an unbounded variety of possible tools that have no real-world function. They are of no use to me. I'm not going to waste my time helping you design them.
Quote from: Mike HolmesThink of it as ritual, Chris, if that helps. Once he's been through the fires of Actual Play, then he's a known quantity, and we can communicate as brothers of play. OK, that's just goofy, but does it help?
QuoteI think that Jay has said tons about what he wants the model to do in GNS. We're just not getting it. Well, I for one am not. And I'm not sure that an actual play post will help, truth be told. But I don't see how it can hurt.