23901Re: [mythsoc] RPG fiction
- Dec 19, 2012
>From: David Bratman <dbratman@...>I figured you would feel that way, from your earlier comment about preferring to read (or watch) a story rather than participate in making one up. I totally respect your having that attitude. I'm glad that the comparison to music seems to help clarify your (and others') responses to the composed-vs-improvisational difference in created works.
>A clue to another part of it comes in David Emerson's post comparing RPGs to
>improvisational music-making. I love music, but not improvisational music.
>Jazz combos and jam bands usually bore me. I like music that was written
>with a directed, large-scale idea by a controlling intelligence: symphonies
>and operas, mostly, but also tight pop songs.
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