Hey, gang! I played my first session of Polaris with a new group today; this is in addition to the one-on-one thing I started with my therapist friend the other day. We played eight scenes, over a nine-hour period (there were some looong breaks in between, for meals and such), and it went amazingly! All three of us (ha, at least now I'm using variant rules instead of making it up on the fly) were really in sync and had great ideas to share with one another.
So - my question. If two protagonists are in a scene together (and their Hearts have each other listed as Mistaken characters, respectively), and we have one more player who is my Moon, sitting to the side, how should the Moon relate to us? It was my protagonist's scene, but another protagonist wandered into it. Technically, should my Moon have also been playing as the Mistaken for the other Heart, as usual?
I guess we could all be one another's Mistaken, but my Moon had no characters at stake in the scene (except briefly), so I did not act as my Moon's Mistaken... argh! I'm going around in circles; does this make sense?
Anyway, next session *somebody* is heading south to melt down a cursed bronze salamander statue that turns one family's babies into awful lizard-things, and then makes them stillborn. We have a half-giant (he's half-southern, and the southerners have giants among them, we decided) who can tolerate heat of the south; he's taking my physician-knight's nephew along to ensure that he returns, and the politician-knight (another Heart) will accompany.
This game rules.