Just a note of a couple of good and related posts elsewhere-

So on Saturday, Hill Cantons wote a post entitled War Stories, where he talked about the role that stories, narration, and description play in all games – not just the “Storytelling” kind. He did a very nice little job of capturing the flaws inherent in the often knee-jerk rejection by the “Sand-Box” folks of the “Narrative” constructs. This morning, The Tao of D&D wrote an equally good post entitled Please Don’t Say Storytelling in response to it where he expands upon the ideas within it and hits on the notion that exposition is the point of a DM’s narration of the player’s story.

This is a mistake I have fallen prey to, and one of the things that is brought me to the OSR.


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