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Old 11-30-2010, 06:10 PM   #31
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"That which does not kill us give us XPs." - Nietzsche
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:02 PM   #32
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I make this chief distinction between roleplaying and roll-playing, that the latter is founded on munchkinism, the former on knowledge.

--Baruch Spinoza, defending his highly political, low-action RPG campaign.

All men's gains are the fruit of adventuring.
--Herodotus, introducing his new dungeon.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:12 PM   #33
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Philosophy applied to GMs...

Cicero: It is better to be loved than feared.

Machiavelli: It is better to be feared than loved.

Kenneth Burke: It's not either-or; it's both-and.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:17 PM   #34
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The things which...are esteemed as the greatest good of all...can be reduced to these three headings: to wit, Riches, Fame, and XPs. With these three, the player's mind is so engrossed that it cannot scarcely think of any other good.
--Spinoza.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:13 PM   #35
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I must not meta-game.
Meta-gaming is the story-killer.
Meta-gaming is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my impulse to meta-game.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the impulse has gone there will be nothing.
Only character-knowledge will remain.
--the Bene Gesserit Litany Against Meta-gaming

The rules that can be spoken are not the eternal Rules.
The player that has a character is not the GM....

The GM is the origin of Heaven and Earth.
The GM is the mother of myriad things...
--The Tao te RPG
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:45 PM   #36
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Would it not be true, that if dogs and horses could game, they would create player characters in their own images? Herodotus

A spectre is haunting Europe. No really, a spectre is haunting Europe. I hope you guys rolled up a priest. Karl Marx
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #37
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Credo in un GM crudel
--Iago
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