Linnaeus

The Michaelangelo Principle

In role-playing games, techniques on August 22nd, 2006 at 1:10 am

In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.

Michelangelo


In every role-playing session, there is fun to be had. You have only to hew away the uninteresting “realism,” the pretentious storytelling, the combat for combat’s sake, or whatever else your group includes because “it has to be there,” not because it is fun.

Gerald Cameron

[Heavily influenced by the writings of Chris Chinn and Levi Kornelsen, with a dash of flavouring from Mike Mearls, among others.]

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