In regard to my last two blog posts, I have a couple of things to add or clarify.
Archives for: May 2012
It took me a long, long time to sort of own up to it. It’s a hard thing to admit, actually. But I hate character creation in rpgs.
I’m not a big fan of origin tales and the beginnings of stories anyway. I like to get right into the action. So I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me that I was predisposed to dislike character creation. But there are other, more concrete reasons I don’t like it, at least the way it is traditionally handled.
I was recently chatting with a college professor about the origins of the word and concept of “power” versus “authority.” The general gist is that power is something that you take (with the implications of taking it by force) while authority is granted. Thus, a military coup takes power. A democratic election grants authority. So …