We’re starting to physically piece together our model – ordering wooden blocks and bolts of felt online. We’re finishing off our systems description of the music festival that will serve as our setting.
Early on, the performers and the audience have to enter into an agreement. Both groups understand that the model is not to scale, and since they understand this, they can now ignore it.
We cannot then cheat this agreement by playing a game influenced by scale.
These agreements are big things that come in small packages. Once we agree that the blue felt is water, we can understand that if the little wooden man falls into it, he may drown.
I think it’s going to be really important that once we put our model together, we work out what these agreements are (suspension of disbelief, if you will) and make sure we include them in our system introduction.