|Daniel Lepage on 9 Apr 2003 20:52:01 -0000|
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|Re: [spoon-discuss] A name for... things|
On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 04:17 PM, Orc In A Spacesuit wrote:
We have many things in the ruleset. Players. Gremlins. Societies. Entities. Objects. The Yeti. Etc. One thing that would help with standardization would be a term that could be used for "Anything that acts on its own/does stuff/performs actions". This would include players and gremlins and societies and such. And an adjective to put out front would be good, to show those that are on the grid.I have searched long for such a term. In the Uber, I defined "entity" as having that meaning. But I have found a term that may be better, whether in the Uber or not:Volitional.That means, roughly, "acts of its own volition". A definition I found elsewhere, is: "An object that has the ability to move, and/or talk. Usually it refers to humans, and other sentient and sub-sentient races, but it could also refer to a talking statue or a walking enchanted table."So... it's a long word, but considerably shorter than "player, gremlins, the Yeti, Barney..." etc lists all over the ruleset, list that will have to change every time a new type of volitional pops up, if they don't use a standardized term.What do you think? Should we define certain kinds of things to be "Volitional"?
I tried to define such objects as 'entities' once, and that got shot down. But if you'd like to try, go ahead. I'll vote for it.
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