Over the last few weeks, Jon, Sean and I have been playing a game of the Pool in a fantasy setting initially slapped together using a single picture as inspiration (I think this is one of Ron's techniques, and I played in a game that Ross started this way years ago). This week's intended game session turned into kind of an RPG chat session, and I decided to go ahead and turn on the recorder and get some thoughts on video. I interrupted too much and occassionally missed some cool things that Jon was talking about because I was trying to futz around with the audio settings, but apart from those deficiencies I think it was a really good talk.
I started it off with some thoughts I had about the Pool and agency, and I’m not 100% sure I used the term correctly as Ron’s defined it here, so I’m open to correction on that. When I talk about “getting to be a person” or something similar, it’s inspired by Ron’s final line in a comment here: https://adeptplay.com/comment/4654#comment-4654
In the middle bit, we talk about good practices for initiating rolls, springboarding off two instances of play from our game, which I think would make a pretty good textbook case study. And finally we talk a little about “doing fantasy” with The Pool, with Sean’s concluding comments about the joys of sharing your fantasy with someone else being one of my favorite moments.