Excellent post ShadowClipse. It’s a game that has always intrigued me, though I haven’t yet had the opportunity to play it with the right players (players that will immerse themselves in the theme in the way you suggest). I wish I had it with me at the moment. Your comment about playing fate or a screenwriter is really interesting and probably right on the money. They probably should have emphasised this more when it was first released.
I’d love to get your take on the ‘Director’s Cut’ version. Thought about trying it out?