[MUD-Dev] New Topic: Butthead features

Jeff Kesselman jeffk at tenetwork.com
Sun Aug 24 18:58:28 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


At 08:36 AM 8/24/97 PST8PDT, Jon Lambert wrote:
>>   Build something to play /this/ sort of game and represent *that*
>> sort of environment.
>>
>> On the face of it I suspect that this is implicit to a __designed__ RP
>> game (ie game designed for RP as vs GOP), and more specifically to an
>> RP game where a particular form of RP or an RP in a pre-stated
>> milleau/character is desired.  
>>
>
>Yes, but with a very large grumble...
><grumble on>
>FORCING characters to SUBMIT to your environment is anathema to good 
>roleplaying.  This is very commercial, white-washed, family-oriented 

No.

This is not what he said.  I suspect Im hearing a chip fall off a shoudler
here.

There is a wide range ebtween games that very tightly force you into a
particualr role and games that have a strcutrue but stil lallow free roleplay.

Fact of the matetr is ANY pen and apper judge's campauign has a certain
degree of structure. Roleplay is a COOPERATIVE story tellgin effort between
palyers and judge.  In a OLRPG, the game designers and administrators are
the judge.

JK
Jeff Kesselman
Snr. Game Integration Engineer
TEN -- The Total Entertainment Network -- www.ten.net

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