Joined: 05 Jan 2007
Location: South Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
That isn't even an exaggeration; if anything it is an understatement.
Plot writing is best left to the plot committe, it will be a happier game for all concerned. I have been LARPing and running LARPs for 16 years and this is the one big rule that must always be followed. Sorry Kiddo, I know it sucks, but it is for the best, honest.
Yikes! Bunch of comments already. I will get to this more tomorrow, but one thing now:
I do see a difference between fanfic and what I was describing in my original post. Fanfic is written with the presumption (even the hope) that the canonical authors aren't looking and won't react. There's no urge for consistency for its own sake. (Consistency for artistic effect, sure -- but just as often, fanfic indulges in *in*consistency for artistic effect. Alternate universes, alternate visions.)
I'd like to see community efforts which *are* trying to create a greater whole. Where Cyan *might* be looking; where they can react to what's being written, or not, without introducing a sudden consistency headache.
Clearly this is a challenge; but we have story structures (Ages, instances) where events can occur independently except when we want them to intersect.
(I also don't think it has to be about *whether* Cyan reacts. If your event winds up on the "Events" page, that's great, but it's not the ultimate justification for running it. Right?)
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