Re: hw-rules digest

From: Kmnellist_at_...
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 09:45:10 EST

In a message dated 3/11/00 9:33:40AM, you write:

<< Maybe in a heroic world someone with a high 'Dazzle with the Beauty of
>Flowers' ability should be able to passify trolls.

 Well, I don't have a problem with this. Weirder things have happened in  Glorantha (see the whole career of Sartar for examples) >>

It seems to me that people seem to be equating AP with HP and simulating what happens with creating a narrative. In all of the Oscar Wilde vs Great troll cases I think what is missing is the context of the narrative. There must be a decribed action that makes sense, even if it is unlikely/almost impossible. If Oscar encountered the Great Troll in a dark cavern eating it's lunch then Oscar could engage in witty repartee. If the Great Troll is charging at Oscar in a raid on Oscar's Gentleman's club then I don't think the reparteee would save him. IF you can imagine such and such a thing happening then it can happen, if it seems utterly impossible then it cannot. If it is possible but extremely unlikely then it can still happen.

Keith N

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