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Paz wrote:What purpose is your monolithic database of book ownership trying to fulfil?To become sentient and engage mankind in a war for survival?
To rule this world from beyond the grave! (/LoPan)
No ... to save me from half an hour per session of having people wave books or PDFs at me before I can even read the introductory paragraph.
Maybe Fred the Tengu doesn't do any gliding this adventure and I don't need to see his copy of the Advanced Race Guide this day. This is not Advanced Squad Leader; I am not doing this for rollplaying or ruleplaying but roleplaying.
There's just an inverse correlation between the annoyance factor of a mandate and the likelihood that people will actually DO it. Balanced against the time and tedium of paper-checking are:
- Positive value (or perceived value) of the intended behavior (in this case, that GMs and players will know that not only their table but others receiving similar credit are run fairly); and
- Negative consequences/punishment of not doing the intended behavior (whatever happens to players, GMs, coordinators, and the various Venture-leaders if failing to follow the process causes a problem)
A rule that people only follow when the boss is looking, or not at all, isn't a rule at all (consider speeding laws). I write rules for people to follow all the time; and even though the people are being *paid* to follow them, sometimes they don't. They aren't being evil, malicious, spiteful or deliberately fraudulent; they're just making value judgments about their other priorities vs. the ones I'm setting (again, we do this all the time, weighing our time and enjoyment of driving vs. the risk of a ticket).
Anyway it's not a big monolithic anything, nor even a major project. Paizo already has a record of everything I've bought from them; I know this because I can download a new copy any time I like. Just tie the two together and let me optionally allow a GM to see it as a timesaver.