Page 112 - Lost Chickens, Part 2

24th Apr 2012, 6:00 AM
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Lost Chickens, Part 2
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Newbiespud 24th Apr 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Guest author: Digo

"In a game about fantasy heroes, creative creatures and imaginative magic, I'm surprised how often players will use logic to disbelieve certain elements of the game."

78 Comments:

Ranubis 24th Apr 2012, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Ranubis
And now we get Best Mane 6 trying to deal with the CMC. Awesome.

Loving the faces, really express the interaction of a DM and the average party.
Guest 24th Apr 2012, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy is best egg-poaching thief.
Zuche 24th Apr 2012, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
No wonder she wanted to be a tree.
VAE 24th Apr 2012, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
And so it is right. Fantasy world, like any other, should obey its internal rules and follow some logic - that's what creates a suspension of disbelief in players and/or audience. I don't care if magic means 2 + 2 = fish, but don't try to use it as an argument if it comes out as frog for no real reason except sloppy thinking.
Zuche 24th Apr 2012, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Where is the inconsistency?
xuincherguixe 24th Apr 2012, 12:00 PM edit delete reply
xuincherguixe
I don't believe there is any inconsistency here, but he's talking about as a general rule.

I also happen to agree with this. This is the kind of stuff that makes a setting serious or not.

Things like, "How can the ecosystem support all these apex predators?" And, "Why doesn't the economy crumble thanks to adventures constantly returning with chests full of gold?" or "If the shopkeeper has all of this expensive equipment, why can't I shank him? Level 20 huh? Why isn't he out saving the world instead?"

Consistency is what sets the tone of your game.

Using real world logic with regards to fantasy though is potentially another story. Even a Wizard is unlikely to know anything about particle physics for instance. But good luck preventing one from starting the industrial revolution and creating free energy devices.
Zuche 24th Apr 2012, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
I find one of two answers covers most of this:

1) "Good question."
2) "Is that really want you want? Because it'll cost you."

Lucius 25th Apr 2012, 7:33 PM edit