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Started by Larry L., August 01, 2005, 12:18:27 PM
Quote from: cruciel on February 18, 2004, 06:46:51 PMPoints of contact are simply how often this process is regulated by mechanics. Most of the time the process cycles through in a moment. For example, "Bob picks up his cup of coffee." This still had to pass through Conception -> Proposal -> Validation -> Integration, but because the Validation mechanism was simply the unstated phrase "No argument here, go ahead." instead of a mechanical element, we can say that event had low points of contact. This applies to phases other than Validation (The Integration of Bob picking up his coffee is also not mechanically regulated) - Validation is just the easiest to example....The points of contact help maintain the Fidelity threshold by continually Validating statements before Integration. Points of contact also help maintain 'variable control' in the same fashion.
Quote from: Silmenume on June 24, 2004, 05:41:14 AMI think, that POC like CA is something that is expressed during play, not something inherent or created by something the publisher did. Like M.J. pointed out earlier, everything that goes into play must run through system. So the question becomes what then is special about a moment in the game that is called a Point of Contact. My feeling is that a Point of Contact is any moment in play where the negotiation of credibility becomes overt.If there is lots of contest/negotiation over credibility then the game is high points of contact. If there is very little contest/negotiation over credibility then the game is low points of contact. We only become aware of the negotiation process when the ratification process is anything but silent consent. I would thus say focus on overt negotiation of credibility is where you'll find your points of contact.
Quote from: Silmenume on August 13, 2005, 03:44:20 AMQuote from: Silmenume on June 24, 2004, 05:41:14 AMMy feeling is that a Point of Contact is any moment in play where the negotiation of credibility becomes overt.
Quote from: Silmenume on June 24, 2004, 05:41:14 AMMy feeling is that a Point of Contact is any moment in play where the negotiation of credibility becomes overt.
Quote from: Larry Lade on August 13, 2005, 01:44:02 PMJay,I can dig that. So points of contact include anytime someone:Says, "Roll for that."Cites a rule.Says, "No, I think it should be..."I'm trying to identify more of these "ephemera level" events.
Quote from: M. J. Young on August 18, 2005, 11:34:36 PMSo I agree. A point of contact is a moment during which we are citing authorities in support of individual credibility to determine whose version of the shared imagined space is accepted. If it's just said and accepted without reference to anything outside the shared imagined space, it's not a point of contact. If we have a connection to something outside the shared imagined space that is used to determine whose description or perception of what happens is accepted, that's where a point of contact has occurred.