[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: (TFT) Glamour Survey

----- Original Message ----- From: "PvK"
Subject: Re: (TFT) Glamour Survey

It is all interesting, Jay. Far from being crazy, you seem remarkably more sober in this post than I remember many other posts.

Hee hee hee, the sober bit is all an illusion Mr. P! I'm still the same old Jay! lol!

There will of course always be differences of interpretation between RPG players. Every author and player and GM decides what things to specify, and what not. Your choices are one set that work for you, and for example the Traveler range bands don't work for you, and that's fine. Many RP games are less well-defined than TFT, and that probably is one thing that tends to influence which players choose it over others, or to not choose it.

Hee hee hee!
Of COURSE there will always be diffrences of how "you" see the die-roll in your head from how "I" see the die roll in my head.
My point is to do my best to make that as small a diffrence as possabile...

It seems to me, as I've said before, you might like GURPS.

I like Generic Universial Role-Playing System so much that I bothered to waste my life makeing GRIPES (Generic Role-playing Independent Player Enviroments System), the point of which is to move the "creation" responsability from a single GM onto a groupe of intrested players.

Glamour I imagine was a bit of a case of a pre-existing spell idea where the effect was known but the details weren't, and they kind of left it as a challenge to GM's to figure out the details, which is interesting and kind of present in various other parts of TFT magic (e.g. Gates, inventing new spells). I think of it as part of the game for the GM to need to figure out how to say some things work in the face of the potentially infinite creativity of players. Leaving some things undefined or variable by GM also allows the GM to have more say in how things will go in his campaign, which can be a good thing. For example, if the GM thinks glamours are cool and wants to play a game where they get used fairly often, he can make them useful and tricky to figure out. If he doesn't want it to be that common, he can have it work in ways that leave room for simple tests to catch it, if you think to run some tests.

You nail this point in the next part of your comment Mr. P!

With spells in general, I think it's also interesting that wizard players will have questions for the GM about how their spells work exactly and what they can and can't do, etc. That way, wizards also end up knowing some details that not every _player_ will know, even if they are experts in the rulebooks.

It's all in how the GM chooses to deal with the "players" options...
Are the players particapants in this or is it just a big "pre-programed" 'Choose Your Own Adventure'?
I can make those for a jail-broke ipod/phone right now...

I think the real advantage with a tabel-top game is the table.

Improve your career health. Click now to study nutrition!
Post to the entire list by writing to tft@brainiac.com.
Unsubscribe by mailing to majordomo@brainiac.com with the message body
"unsubscribe tft"