Sunday, March 18, 2001
An alternative is to make up adversaries. We can have a Non Player Character for the opposition. That's a safe and comfortable option as long as the Administrators don't start playing the NPC. An NPC could be run by me or the Prince, and we'd control both our own characters and the opposition. A win-win situation on one level, but it wouldn't generate more roleplay for people outside of the court, or draw more players, ideas and challenges in. It's an interesting little problem - and it is a little painful as well. I like control. Giving other people more power will force me to give up some of that... but I have to if I want a game to play. The tension of the game needs to be maintained, to maintain the nature of the game. Looks like I'll return to Huizinga to look for ideas of how to maintain this play.