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Started by Ron Edwards, March 08, 2002, 07:55:42 PM
Quote from: DavFor instance, I used the term "Alioth" (properly defined as "a star of he second magnitude in the handle of the Big Dipper") in the game to decribe some Lovecraftian horror that emerged from the depths to swallow my sainted mother. While everyone understood that this was NOT going to be the accurate definition of the word, we decided to let it fly (no one challenged).
Quote from: Ron Edwards2) What if Player B uses "alioth" as the Lovecraftian Thing and this time someone challenges him? I dislike the idea of letting the fact that Player A's non-challenged use somehow "validate" the incorrect use of the word. I'm tempted to go for the rule that every use of a given Keyword is de novo; failing to be challenged the first time means, basically, nothing. I can also see how this might lead to some damn funny dialogue too, considering that the characters are all at least one brick shy of a loader.