Mar. 3rd, 2016

Saying Yes

Mar. 3rd, 2016 06:56 pm
kihou: (Dr. Morden clone #187)
There's an oft-quoted maxim in Dogs in the Vineyard to "say yes or roll the dice" (and the concept has been stated in other ways elsewhere). The idea is whenever a player tries to do something, you either have it just happen or have them roll for it, but you don't say "you can't". This may be obvious, but I was recently thinking about how this doesn't hold up when pushed to extremes, or more precisely when different people have incompatible concepts for the game.

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