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Posted By: yellowparisTroels' answer
Well, yeah, that's pretty much right. The GM's minor duty is the playing of NPCs (technically, there could be no NPCs in a game, though that'd be pretty dull for the GM). The major duty, then, is ensuring fair balance of power between characters and players. That could include denying a proposed addition to back story.If you are inserting something that is only to do with your character (Wanda's mother) or that is only color (witches), that's unlikely to come up. If you say something that affects other main characters, it invites scrutiny. If the relevant players don't have a problem with it, though, there's nothing to worry about.
The specific rule at issue here is:[quote]When do we roll dice? When your character does something and I say "hold on there," and my character's capable of intervening in some way.
Ilsa entered there, but her only relationship to the conflict was the impression she made on Andreas.
My only hesitation right now is that the person (Wanda or Ilsa in case) who is being bad-mouthed (so to speak) is risking dice and more by entering the conflict. If Ilsa entered this conflict and lost, she'd possibly lose dice, right?
Oh, and don't forget about the Inn scene.
How 'bout this, for the IG description of the situation: "She's scared - convinced that anything she does against the Eater (including trying to trick him) will result in her doom. So, she will play along for the moment (and maybe try to negotiate her way out of this), unless he tries something drastic. At that point, playing along is no longer a survival tactic, and she'll do her damnedest to get away or fight back."
Wrong order of operations.