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Started by Vaxalon, February 11, 2005, 11:03:27 PM
Quote<James_Nostack> what if they go back to the same town later on?<Vaxalon> James: Going back to the same town later would be a BAD idea, I think.<James_Nostack> how so?<TQuid> I'd think it'd depend; it sounds perfectly possible to wrap up a town pretty peacefully, or beat it to shit, or even leave some things unfinished.<Vaxalon> Vincent goes to a lot of trouble, to take away the GM's ability to make moral judgements about the PC's actions.<Vaxalon> Being able to go back to a town would give it back.<jwalton> Totally.<TQuid> Wow--you should say that in his blog. I wanna see what he says.<jwalton> But I just want to make practical judgements, not moral judgements.<jwalton> I wanna show how their judgement didn't really solve the real problems, not that what they did was morally wrong.<James_Nostack> that in itself is a kind of moral criticism though.<Vaxalon> I don't think there's any difference.<Vaxalon> Yeah<jwalton> I want the PCs to have to face up to the hard decisions they made.<Vaxalon> Why?<James_Nostack> But I can see what jwalton is saying, because without consequences, who cares?<jwalton> Because they get to ride off into the sunset and the people have to deal with it. That's not fair.<jwalton> No karma.<James_Nostack> I mean, it's like the Prisoner's Dilemma with someone you never meet again<James_Nostack> could you not revisit the same town, but have the town come after them?<James_Nostack> like, somebody they screwed over saddles up and tries to get revenge?<Vaxalon> Well<Vaxalon> If the town is left unresolved, yes.<Vaxalon> But if everything has been expunged, all the way down to the pride, I'd say no.<James_Nostack> Yeah, then I guess that's another way of approaching what I was talking about earlier: the characters are kind of floating. there's no persistent moral connection to their setting.<James_Nostack> in the sense of consequences, etc.<Vaxalon> They don't HAVE moral consequences, they ARE moral consequences.
Quote from: lumpleyAlso please be prepared for me to not take your concerns very seriously until after you've played the game...
Quote from: PakaHumans don't stop fucking up and the enemies of the King of Life are Legion.Going back to a town would be cool.