To Sum Up
Posted by Nathan P. on December 5, 2005
In case anyone missed it…
My understanding of the basics of CA in the Big Model is as follows:
- Narrativism is about Story Now. It’s defining process is that of addressing Premise.
- Gamism is about Stepping On Up. It’s defining process is that of stepping up to Challenge.
- Simulationism is about The Right To Dream. It’s defining process is that of Constructive Denial.
I’m primarily interested in Sim, and the process of constructive denial, and as such that’s a lot of what I’m going to be talking about. I also have more to say about what role-play as a form is all about.
My obligatory reaction to the theory & GNS forum closures at the Forge: I’ve never been particularly comfortable posting on either of them (I prefer my own sandbox), and I look forward to how the conversations in Actual Play and Publishing evolve. I also now need to pay more attention to blogs, and need to look into some kind of this crazy feed aggregator technology (anyone know a good plug-in for Firfox? Or is it already in here somewhere?)
I also think this is a really interesting idea, and something I would definitely read, at least. We’ll see if anything develops.
Thoughts, comments and questions welcome!