This right here. Also, it may surprise you, but every single written work of fiction? Came right out of somebody's head. That could only hold significance within their own imagination, right? "Why didn't Huck Finn wear a black tie and cruise over the river on a magic carpet?" See, I just improved that story by one million percent. NOW it's interesting to everyone else.undeadsuitor said:So..
creating a character with a personality and backstory, using lore from an established and concrete source that everyone can read and get into...on paper is bad.
creating a character with a personality and backstory, using lore from an established and concrete source that everyone can read and get into...in a videogame is good!
"So as I said in the video I opted for a Republic Smuggler, and for race I chose Cyborg... blah, blah, blah... "Yahtzee Croshaw said:Roleplaying The Old Republic
Let Yahtzee tell you about his character.
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Another person here who wants to thank you for making his night.Waffle_Man said:
That's exactly it, though. When we discuss our characters from a game like Skyrim or Mass Effect, that's a tremendous amount of contextual experience instantly available. That character is immediately framed by a universe we care about, and scenarios and NPCs we're familiar with. This context gives us a reason to care about the decisions and behaviours of that character.Marik Bentusi said:I'm confused.
Whether you care about a Pen & Paper character depends on the same factors as caring for any other type of fictional character. If the storyteller can't convey his story well enough to immerse you, that's a problem with the narrator, not the thing he's talking about.
why what is it about him you dont like?ZeroMachine said:Every now and then something comes along and reminds me as to why I extremely dislike Ol' Ben here as a person.
This is one of those things.
But at least something good came out of it:
I may just have to do that in a game at least once...Waffle_Man said:
what do you mean by that? that TOR is essentially a singleplayer RPG dressed up as an MMO?Sixcess said: