Across a few threads lately, Jason has complained about the GM judging the difficulty numbers for rolls:
Posted By: That Coward Jason MorningstarI don't like this game because the GM has to set target numbers, which scares me and makes me cry.
Why is Jason such a coward, I wonder? Weak genes? Liberalism? I want to understand the basis of his fears, so I can better mock them and/or recommend a nerve tonic to relieve the condition.We all know
* that GM judgment calls are non-problematic from a game design and theory point of view, and are totally functional in play for everyone, always. So what gives?
*To violently misquote
paraphrase Vx: Your GM's agenda for the game is to make its world seem real and to create and play interesting challenges, without caring whether the opponents win or lose. Given that, choosing difficulty numbers poses no kind of conflict of interest for your GM.