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Offline X-Aerenwe/TS (Miloš)

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Re: Boeruine
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2011, 09:42:52 am »
I've never liked the "Imperial Senate" style of forums the kind of bickering Robert is describing is inevitable and I try to stay away from such games in recent years. In one game we had a representative from Rhuobhe on "the senate", and in another one some temple of Haelyn (WIT if I recall correctly) brought a choir of goblin boys to "the senate" to demonstrate the success of their conversion efforts among the goblins. I mean no offence to guys who played Rhuobhe and the temple in question, but events like that really break the immersion for me.
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Re: Boeruine
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2011, 11:43:05 am »
The Conclave performs the same function but so far we've avoided the sillyness of supporting each other that you note ;-)

Aye in CoT we have a long and proud tradition of not getting too involved with each other besides the usual partisan policies! ;-)
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Re: Boeruine
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2011, 09:04:27 am »
While I agree that the bickering will inevitably increase in intensity and uninvolved parties will inevitably be dragged into disputes (something that I see as positive incidentally) if a game has a central forum, the real issue is in my mind not the forum in itself, but the attitude of the players.

If players take a cartoon/board game approach then you will get problems regardless of whether there is a central forum of some sort - at least a forum offers an excuse for why regents at the opposite ends of Cerilia are talking to each other, etc.



Indeed.

Cerilia is a big place. And many players are incapable for envisioning that communications in a 16th century Europe-equivalent is not what they are used to.
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Re: Boeruine
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2011, 02:21:11 pm »
I've done loads of role-playing the last few decades (actually I have, scary), I connect this com time issue with the fog-of-war we have. IC it, IC it all and it works. Lack of knowledge is for me a key tension builder, the fun of predicting what is in short unpredictable for the overwhelming lack of info. The solution is initiative  :) Be the ruler, do not predict, decide  8)
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Re: Boeruine
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2011, 07:15:20 pm »
I try to keep the communications lag in mind, and the lack of knowledge about what's happening in other parts of the world, but it can be VERY hard sometimes.  A combination of the age old player-knowledge/character-knowledge issue, and the presence of ABILITIES the player has (instant communication) that the character doesn't.  I just do my best to keep from abusing things and make sure I don't bitch if I ever get called on something.  Apologize and accept.