[MUD-Dev] Fair/Unfair? Scenarios (fwd)
gmiller at classic-games.com
Fri Dec 10 04:32:19 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999
Mik Clarke wrote:
> The problem with this style of play is that it denies the players any
> control of the outcome of the game. The foolish and the wise gain and
> die just the same. it makes the player irrelevent to the game, just a
> convienient warm body for something (generally nasty) to happen to.
Reminds me of something I read lately. It might have been here, but I
think it was on a web site (Gamasutra, maybe?). The author commented
that people tend to have the most fun when they're learning. This sort
of thing leaves you with no sense that you won't make the same sort of
mistake next time.
Conspiracy theorists mistakenly assume others think before acting.
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