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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 7:39PM dndhatcher said

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If I wanted to role-play a miserable, powerless, unable to accomplish anything, insignificant character I would turn off my computer and start playing a politician.

I role-play to get away from people like that.

Posted: Sep 3rd 2011 2:28AM N620AA said

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@dndhatcher Do you know why fairy tale endings work out just fine in short stories and some literature? Because they end right as you succeed. The story, which was interesting and had you reading from start to finish, was all about the struggle to get there, which are usually lined with? You guessed it, failures. If the hero could just beeline for the bad guy and kill him immediately every time, stories would get incredibly boring.

Just because you fail at -something-, does not mean that the attempt was pointless. For instance, maybe your character did not vanquish the Big Bad, but he destroyed his base and met a new ally in the struggle. That counts as a failure, because the goal of killing the BB is left unresolved... but the story moves forward, and the experience still brought him closer to his goal.
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