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The Main Character's Name

4 years ago

Since storygames are being played from YOUR point of view, do you prefer it when your character is given a name or do you like it better when the name is left intentionally vague/unknown? 

The Main Character's Name

4 years ago

I like a name. Gives me something to hang on to. Same was true in D&D.

The Main Character's Name

4 years ago

If it is more story than game, I like having a name; if it is more game than story, no name is needed.

 

Example:

The Wal-Mart Game does not name the main character; the main character is you.  Anyone can visit Wal-Mart.

The main character of The Price of Freedom: Innocence Lost is named; chances are the player is not, nor ever will be a gladiator.

 

There are exceptions to this that work out quite well.

In Eternal, the protaganist's name is never mentioned (within the game), yet because of the way it is written and the context of the story, it never seems unnatural.

 

 

The Main Character's Name

4 years ago
Mine is similar to Cricket's, it depends mostly on whether we're talking something game or story focused.

In Eternal the character is 'the Eternal' which might as well be a name.