Quote Originally Posted by guttering flame View Post
Didn't Parson describe his rpg game as a scenario you need to cheat massively and do weird, nonsensical power ups to win? Later he also noted in book 1 the key to victory was magic threesomes? Clearly Rob likes these kind of games/stories.

As for Wanda, I wonder how much rl influenced the story. It's very appealing in his kind of situation to think about Wanda dying then resurrecting without all the addiction/illness and Contract/insurance/loans drugging you down.
Sure, but in book one it was more of a one off climax after a series of tactical back and forths. Quite different from the complete nonsense we get now where rules are simply re-written on the fly to make the latest plot twists work.