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Creating Emotion in Games: The Craft and Art of Emotioneering™ by David Freeman

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Chapter 2.1. Emotioneering Techniques Category #1: NPC Interesting Techniques

Boring people never rock your world, and they always leave before the party gets good.

This chapter deals

with techniques to make major NPCs interesting. The term “NPC Interesting Techniques” at first seems awkward. It makes sense to call a technique that makes an NPC deep an “NPC Deepening Technique.” If a technique makes an NPC interesting, however, it sounds awkward to call it an “NPC Interesting Technique.” Still, this makes more sense than calling it an “Interesting NPC Technique,” for then the technique itself sounds interesting, instead of the technique being about a way to make an NPC interesting.

Thus you'll find many places in this book where the word “interesting” ...

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