Questions that arose from yesterday's IAWA-Mirrorshades-Skype game
1) GMs, what role do you play in scene setting? Have you ever refused a player's scene requests or pushed back hard against them? Have you messed with the parameters of the scene, adding or deleting characters, or changing the setting? If so, why?
2) Is the GM free to generate an off-the-cuff NPC if they want to? Like if they think the world really ought to be biased towards one character (like the Mayor in the benefit scene
) can they invent an NPC to give the favored character more firepower? Or is that too heavy a thumb on the scale?
3) Who decides which characters may participate in a conflict? That character's player? The GM? The people who initiated the conflict?