Chapter 14 HistoryBooks and Gossip

DRAMA IS DRIVEN BY MORE than just Events; the knowledge or lack of knowledge of Events is just as important. If Romeo had known that Juliet had taken a potion to make her appear dead, he wouldn’t have killed himself. Mystery stories always include a pile of facts that different actors provide to the protagonist. Comedies often contrive hilarious situations by giving an actor more or less information than they need. Information, or the lack of it, is central to drama.


As the player and Actors move through the storyworld, they generate Events that sometimes influence future decisions. Therefore, you must keep track of every Event that takes place during a single playing of the storyworld. I call this ...

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