|Kant We Have an Intelligent Discussion for a Change?|
|Date Published||Monday, November 19th, 2001|
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The Light Warriors discuss the Random Encounter they just had.
|Cut back to the Light Warriors. Fighter and Thief are carrying the wounded Red Mage.|
|Black Mage||Y'know, this is really pathetic.|
|Black Mage||We just started our big important quest thing and we couldn't even get past the first encounter!|
|Thief||We didn't lose.|
|Black Mage||We didn't exactly win either. Captain Moron over here nearly got slain.|
|Red Mage||I'm not dead yet...|
|Black Mage||Don't tempt me.|
|Fighter||Well, it was a good experience for us as a group anyway.|
|Red Mage||Actually, since we don't get experience unless we defeat the monsters, it was a complete waste of our time.|
|Thief||What're you talking about?|
Regardless of whether or not the monsters were killed, we had an experience. You can't deny that.
|Red Mage||It's the law of our universe as chronicled in the player's handbook which was first scribed by--|
|Thief||Look, I don't care what your books say...
All I know is that we, as temporal beings, exist in time.
Our reality is the space of experience measured in time.
Since the encounter did not happen outside of time-- as evidenced by the fact that we were capable of sensing it--it was experienced by us.
|Red Mage||I think we're operating under different meanings of 'experience'.|
|Fighter||I think I'm bored out of my mind.|
|Black Mage||I think you'd first need a mind to be bored out of.|