Episode 521 – grinding gears

* (0:28) Dan’s voice. A look back at older episodes.

* (2:54) The double-standard of how social skills are handled versus any other check.

* (8:00) When players cheat around their dump stats.

* (12:47) The plausibility of counterfactuals.

* (32:04) Having no awareness of the game you’re in.

* (37:42) Holding me responsible for the things you didn’t tell me.

* (41:28) Revisiting other topics.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Wayne

Comments (2)

phantomlvrAugust 26th, 2019 at 10:58 pm

Where do you guys stand on PCs using persuasion-like abilities on other PCs? Given that the PC’s abilities are represented by the stat sheet and not by their player’s abilities

As far as players providing input into scenes that they are not in, as a player I handle it this way: I let the players in the scene have first go at strategy. if they start asking for input then I’ll put my $0.02 in. I hate it when a “powergamer” who is not part of the scene tries to enforce their will and keeps arguing to do it their way.

DanAugust 28th, 2019 at 6:18 pm

That’s a good question. We dealt with that one a long time ago. It was in episode 231 at the 46:00 mark. I’d love to revisit this to see how our views have evolved and what some of the new hosts think.


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