Necromonkey wrote:Until Rob prints a DMG and a PHB for Erfworld rules...everything everyone is posting is pure speculation. Reference anything and everything you want, but it can't be related as fact. I say that because this is Rob's story, his world, his rules. We are just people who read it. What 1 croakamancer does, doesn't mean all of them can do. It's totally up to him.
So what everyone is calling facts about this storyline are only setting themselves up to critisize Rob about his own story, and if he bends to your critisim then the story no longer belongs to him.
I'm a firm believer that Rob is writting this story for himself, and sharing it with us, not writing it for us. Because if he wrote it for us, then nothing would ever get written because he'd have to spend to much time trying to please everyone.
I mean seriously...at the end of the day does it really matter what casters start with hoboken and which ones don't? No, because no one is rolling a caster to play in a RPG based on erfworld rules. No one really needs to know all of the rules anyway. If you know all the rules, it eliminates all the surprises. Case in point, Rob wants to be creative and have a royal heir be pulled from a magic hat, just in time to save the kingdom. Rather than just accept his version of his own story, everyone would stand up collectivly and say "we the people of the erfworld forums have declared that tactic is against the rules, and think you shouldn't be able to do that."
I'm sure most of you see nothing wrong with that, but from my point of view, you'd be hindering the author from writing his own book. And instead forcing him to write a book based on your "rules" and not his own.
All in all I say just enjoy the book and enough with all the constant babbling back and forth, trying to sway everyones opinion to match your own.
I would like to point out that many people here are
playing Erfsims, and that Rob pretty heavily implied in his Time
magazine interview that his preferred way for us to enjoy the story is to analyze it half to death. Quoting the MST3K Mantra in Erfworld's context is a direct contradiction of the author's intent.