Good day (or night)!
First of all, I’m sorry if my English is bad, cause it isn’t my native language and my bear is disturbing me.
I’m deep in love with your Unknown Armies system, and honestly I suppose I have my best games, while playing UA with my friends.
But few hours ago I had a discussion with some internet guys, and they made me wrote this letter, but I don’t know if it kinda a rule question.
Issue is the next: I say, that I’m as GM free of interpret and change all lore information from the books as I want. E.g. I really hate Saint Germain (as many of plot devices) or the Sleepers, and it is my privilege to not just ignore them in my games, but even never allow their existence. If I’ll need some instrument of influence or antagonist, I can make my own concept.
But some internet guys said that I’m totally wrong, and my games are not Unknown Armies games, because all that had written in books are carved in stone and I MUST use it, or, if I don’t want to use some elements in my game keep in mind, that all this stuff like St. Germain, TNI, Sleepers and others are real and present in my games’ world.
So, some internet guys joked that “You’d better to write a letter to authors of UA, and they will explain you the truth”, so here I am. I would be happy to see answer from Greg Stolze, but I hope on any answer from Unknown armies team.
Am I right, that there no truth or obligatory lore elements and Unknown armies is about idea of world-changing madness and post-modern god-making, or I’m totally wrong?
And where the thin black line, where denying of UA lore made my games not-UA games?
From Siberia, with love.