Bricolage and Sim
Posted by Nathan P. on June 28, 2005
So I wrote this, and for some reason that crystallized something in my head that I’ve been trying to figure out.
As far as I can tell, Bricolage is an intrinsic part of roleplay. In the Big Model, to me, it hovers right under Social Contract (once you have your contract, you can begin to Bricole).
However, the notion that Bricolage is the process of Sim, in the same way that addressing Premise is the process of Nar, resonates very powerfully with me. I feel like that’s right, basically. But I don’t know if I can square that feeling with my equally powerful feeling that Bricolage is intrinsic to all roleplay.
One thought is that Bricolage in Sim is “Bricolage on purpose”, much like addressing Premise is “story on purpose.” I’m not sure if that squares up true, though. More pondering to ensue.