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Started by Sebastian K. Hickey, March 01, 2010, 11:18:20 AM
QuoteHe glanced at the front page of his neighbor's Times and saw the headlines he'd expected.EU SAYS US AID PACKAGE 'NOT ENOUGH'DEATH TOLL COULD TOP 50,000 RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAYAnd of course,THE 'CHIROPRACTOR' STRIKES AGAIN: SPINELESS CORPSE FOUND IN BROOKLYN He found himself peering, trying to read the hazy squares of text beneath. The only words he could make out were 'vertebrae' and 'eviscerated.' He blinked and squeezed his eyes, cursed himself for giving in to his morbid curiosity. Thousands of years ago, when people still lived in small communities, paying attention to random acts of violence actually paid reproductive dividends. That's why human brains were hardwired to pay attention to them. But now? It was little more than an indulgence. Candy for a stone-age mind.
QuoteNow I must present this to the rest of the group. If it's not gruesome enough, someone will ask me to turn it up a notch.
Quote... at no point are players forcing issues on other players. Players are deciding on their own issues, their own taboos, and presenting them in a way that is comfortable and the same time liberating. It's a bit like showing off. It's the "look Mom, no hands" of taboo storytelling....(P.S. But if I had to choose one camp, I'd say it tends to belong to No one gets hurt.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsPerhaps it's best to go to the videotape. Let's examine this exact game you're describing here, and what happened. How was that particular rule utilized? Let's focus on two things: (i) when you were narrating, and someone else said, "That's not enough, kick it up a notch"; and (ii) when you said that on someone else's narration. Is it possible simply to list those events here?