Draco wrote:This has been on my mind for a while, but I think there's a certain absurdity involved in the ways of people never metagaming, or always refusing to know about things unless they heard about it themselves IC in RP.
This brought to me the notion that sometimes people exaggurate in avoiding to metagame or not using information they didn't receive first-hand IC. Certain things would simply just be such great events or news that the entire society would know about it unless you have been living under a rock.
And what about NPCs? People always say we should imagine our villages being inhabited by 'hundreds / thousands' of NPCs to make the city or village seem more realistically alive as in the books, but wouldn't they gossip too? Spread news about things?
Specifically, I guess I was thinking about the absurdity of players refusing to acknowledge anything they didn't witness or learn first hand in RP out of some fear or belief that to do otherwise is some incorrect way to RP.