The showman’s always right

Probably the thing that distinguishes a game from like a comedy show or a magic act or a book reading is the presence of rules.

More to the point, if someone goes against a rule by mistake and it’s pointed out to them, they will admit they were wrong on the matter.

In a show, the showman wont admit he broke any rule.

So that’s what you get when someone decides they wont be constrained by any rule…they are just putting on a show.

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2 Comments

  1. 7 June, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    This is a useful point of view and explains lots of traditional game mastering practices.

    • Callan said,

      7 June, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Tommi!

      I think show mastering practices would be the name to use.


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