[Runequest] [OT] FIAT, was Horse Combat

Tony Den postmaster at runequest.za.org
Thu May 5 23:56:08 EST 2011


Styopa wrote:
> IMO it's ALWAYS better to implement mechanics that cause players to be
> motivated in ways that mimic real life, than to 'deus ex machina' an
> effect
> into the game by fiat.
>


Good point. But to go slightly off topic, I have heard/read of designers
fiat before. But cant say I have ever heard what it actually means, ro
where the term comes from. i doubt its related to Fabrica Automotiva
Italiano del Torini (FIAT) (excuse spelling).
Tony




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