ICA = ICC
ICA=ICC means ‘In Character Actions results In Character Consequences’.
For example: if your character spits on the Hulk or Mephisto, it’s entirely possible they will get hurt or worse. They may end up injured or maimed or they might become corrupted. They might even be killed.
As a player, it’s important to be aware that the choices your character makes, right or wrong; good or bad, will lead to results both they and you, the player, are going to have to deal with – even if you don’t like it. Just like real life.
There are usually ways to mitigate undesirable consequences. But, for the sake of story integrity, it’s not always possible1.
We understand that we get attached to our characters. In the end, though, it’s important to realize that they’re only part of a fictional story and not real. If your character dies, then their story (at least this version of it), has been told. You can always create a new character.
1. There can be a lot of good roleplay had by having to work out the consequences of a bad choice.
- 2017-10-10 by Galactica – Policy Created