This is Ernest Adams's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Ernest Adams's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Ernest Adams
Recent Activity
I've run into this a lot recently too. People seem to think "straw man" is some kind of unanswerable general-purpose rebuttal.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2015 on Man of Straw at Only a Game
1 reply
This is one of those blogs that contains so much rich and thoughtful material that it's more or less permanently on my "I've got to read that when I have more time" list. I'm too busy either trying to keep up with ordinary work or arguing with sexist wankers on Facebook to give it the attention that it deserves. Sadly.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2014 on The Meta-Campaign at Only a Game
1 reply
My PhD thesis proposes an implicit contract between the player (of a single-player game) and the designer with respect to interactive storytelling, such that the designer promises to provide a credible, coherent story-like experience if and ONLY if the player promises to behave in credible, coherent ways. In short, the player must buy in to the premise of the story and the role he is to play. If he does not, then he cannot complain when the story goes tits up, to use a wonderful British expression. Chris Crawford proposed a scoring system for drama such that you get points for doing dramatically meaningful things. Juliet gets big points for killing herself, no points for shrugging and walking out of the tomb and leaving Romeo dead. Crawford didn't go into the idea in detail, however.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2013 on Implicit Contracts and Game Narrative at ihobo
1 reply
I've replied more extensively on Google+, but to put it in a nutshell, Chris, your argument fails because it justifies anti-miscegenation laws, which is absurd on its face. It is not bigoted to decry those laws as racist; it is not bigoted to decry the current raft of anti-gay-marriage laws as homophobic.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on Unmarriage at Only a Game
1 reply
Ernest Adams is now following The Typepad Team
Jul 10, 2012