Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

sven

Comments

  • Posted By: Robert BohlSven: I only regret that I could not find any reference on the internet to this show. . Here is a Youtube clip of the show from 1985: It is truly more bizarre than I remembered. (And yes, that is the king and queen of Sweden…
  • I havent been this famous since Ben Lehman gave me thread on his blog. (Or that time I talked about Turkish micro-optics research on Swedish radio.)
  • Posted By: Hohoor even share a common native language with the author of. How awful. Befriending someone you don't share a native language with is such a burden! I am sorry for littering you mind with my (admittedly) broken English. (Personally I…
  • Then, to counter myself, these Nordic games usually avoid direct conflict resolution, since it is seen as unimportant. And that is probably not at all what you are looking for. The mechanics in Polaris are awsome and more should be done in that vein…
  • Posted By: Mr. Teapot I guess I was pretty vague ... how about this: I'm specifically interested in whether games without numbers can exist without the three properties I described. (Inequality of Players, Tragic Degeneration, Vagueness of Setting.…
  • Posted By: Ben Lehman There's a lesson in that somewhere, I suppose. Oh here's one: write your game tightly, around your own life. Don't take time off to write. Write in the time you had off anyway. Your day-to-day life is where you get your creati…
  • Posted By: GrahamOh, here's a thing. Don't feel that your rules text needs to be funny itself. The text of Paranoia is funny, but it's not a prerequisite: Toon is a funny game, but the text itself isn't funny. I've read someexcruciatinggames that …
  • Ok, thanks. I just tried the BB-Code.
  • Folks, thanks for all the answers. A lot of the stuff pointed out here and in the Humour thread, which I had not found (thanks Jack!) are all good stuff. Nothing mindboggling, but things are seldom mindboggling. It is hard to collect all the pieces …
  • JDCorley, thanks for updating your post. At first I didn't understand you at all. And thanks for all the movie examples. First of all, I don't enjoy comic movies nor ditto books. I really don't. But I really enjoy joking with my friends. We are wri…
  • Posted By: xenomousePosted By: sven(Reality check: Can anyone identify with this?)I thoroughly enjoy playing racquetball. My win average is dismally low, but I enjoy running around and making crazy shots off the back wall. It's obviously a competi…
  • At some point earlier this year I realized that playing badminton made me feel almost exactly the same way as a really, really good rpg experience. The difference being: a good badminton session is, at least for me, much, much easier to achieve. Plu…
  • Elizabeth, The distance-thread I linked to above (although without really understanding how to do it properly, it seems). I have read about It's complicated. It seems relevant (although very different from what I am doing). I have put it into my t…
  • Posted By: Jonathan WaltonSeeing as how none of the games that won Game Chef have ever been released in "finished" form, remaining in playtest drafts (except maybe 1984 Prime, did that ever come out?) or seen much sustained play, I figured it was ti…
  • Posted By: shreyasSo, that's *half* the deadlines. When are the judging deadlines? When do we find out who won? Well, if I understood correctly what Jonathan said earlier there would be no proper judging. My understanding was that if you finish a ga…
  • If you made this book in Norwegian too I would buy that version. But now I will buy this one, I guess. Because, it's a book. And cheap. (Norwegian is harder to read than English for me, but it's a happier language for a Swede. Norwegian makes speak…
  • It was fun to watch one thing which has never happened to me before. People reacted to my internet query as I used to do whenever my dear mother asked me anything about computers: with sheer astonishment over the lack of knowledge and capability of…
  • Posted By: GrahamFor Play Unsafe, I used a stock photo for the cover. I'm really happy with it. It was from bigstockphoto.com. I bought some photographs for the interior, too. Is that what you mean by licensed? You don't mean Creative Commons or an…
  • Well, my intended question was what sites people here had positive personal experience of for the purpose of desinging games or perhaps websites. I did not ask out of an immidiate need of content to finish a deadline until tomorrow or anything like …
  • When I have read about the idea I have always imagined that the gist of the argument was about the same as in "Restictions fosters creativity"-argument, (by Jeepsters and others. I see now that It happens to be rule #1 of the Jeep Truths) but doing …
  • "Hey! I just thought of something: if it was supposed to be 1-16, you could use a graphing calculator with a random number generator on it to "roll." Hell, you guys are pretty sharp: you could probably figure out how to do the whackadoodle custom d1…
  • My preference is definitely that the author of the game does 1 and 2. I have come to appreciate a clearly stated theme more and more. Preferably on the first page.
  • Posted By: Frederik J. Jensen@Jason: The only scenarios available in English are Lady & Otto by Frederik Berg Østergaard - and then the Jeepforms and Montsegur 1244. The Norwegians and Swedes seem to have a head start on that. Translation projec…
  • "Vågenat [The Wake], Jacob Schmidt-Madsen, 1998 A story telling game, claiming the death of roleplaying. Each of the four players take on narrative powers representing the gaming styles of that time. Together they tell the story of the woman who is …
  • Yeah, this was really great input. I have read a lot of Danish games, (not really played one, though) but it was really nice to see this history in compact form. I should have been born a Dane.
  • Yes, Muad'Dib is too great a concept to be expressed by only one player. One takes care of his Imperial aspects and another of his Godly aspects. But in true Nordic, Jeep spirit we now also let in a third player who will reflect his more mundane pro…
  • Well... Perhaps I am a bit anal about stating game procedures. I certainly did misunderstand it the way I just described. I didn't try to be clever or anything, I just assumed that was what you aimed for. With one pair it seems really clear and si…
  • "I can't imagine why you'd want to talk over each other, though." Well, I agree it doesn't make much sense in this game. But generally it can have its boons. What the Jeep calls Swarm of players (if I remember correctly) is an example of this. It i…
  • Oh. That wasn't in the text. I imagined that the two conversations would go on simultaneously and that the 'Facilitators' could go to and fro between the two scenes. Actually my misreading of the game (at my first attempt it was very late and I was…
  • I have been bad at reading forums for the last year or so... I took to look at some videos of Mara.Someone has been playing We go by Jeep games for sure! This looks exactly like friform as I know it. I thrive on this stuff! Looks really fun. It do…
  • This thread seems to pay off. As Christoph said we met and we talked about games (and religious diversity in Europe). And I do think like I would like A Flower for Mara. It is also definitely beyond hilarious to me that Christoph could tell me that…
  • @Oliof Sounds cool! I will message you in whispers.
  • @Tobias Thanks for the tip! I will probably try that.
  • MJ: Yeah, 14 hours of travelling is a bit far :-(. I could almost as well fly to my roleplaying peers in Stockholm... Andy: I will leave already in April. But I might get back here, like in May or so. Depends on how things go here and what my boss…
  • It would be nice to get the name of the shop, I always like to scout such places out, even if I never buy game store books these days. (I'm more inte writing mini larps, I guess). And I have yet to make my Basel trip.
  • "I'm talking about stuff like Sju små rollspel ("Seven Small RPGs") by Tobias Radesäter (the Supercrew guy) and Svante Landgraf." I have played one of the games in Sju små rollspel, Olympos, the game about Greek gods. Everyone, except me, were dres…
  • I really, really liked this. I would for sure change it up a bit to fit my own style. I would skip having several meet ups. Instead I would let one game be only one rather long meeting, chopped up into several short plays. Perhaps I would skip th…
  • Emily, Posted By: Emily CareHi Sven, This is really neat. It seems like this could be put together with ease, and brings into play everyone's ideas about the characters. I have a couple questions, too. Is there any kind of initial situation that …
  • Posted By: DanielaI once took the scenario"The Feathered Priests"and adapted it to fit in my Engel campaign. It's playing in a monastary, but I decided to have a nunnary, so all the male NPCs were suddenly women. I never had so many ugly, old, stra…
  • Posted By: Paul T. Surely you've played some story games with non-gamers before. How can you communicate to them that it can be a fun and relaxed process, but they should still be looking towards high-quality story results? You are asking hard ques…
  • Posted By: Paul T. Yes, I think so. It has happened in each playtest, to varying degrees. I'm just getting more and more curious about the potential of the games to create deeper, darker, more tragic stories. The players, being new to the whole thin…
  • The whole thing with this game is the setting. I own all the books, which are only six all in all, but they are really stacked of information and it's mostly quite well thought out. So if you are into that kind of thing it is great. The setting fee…
    in Blue Planet Comment by sven October 2008
  • Truly strange things. I mean, really. I will read it in the weekend.
  • I think this thread should be seen as an instance of Grab Life by the Balls- the roleplaying game. I don't have a lot of plans, personally. I hope to finally play Dogs in January and at about the same time GM one or two more Swedish freeform. After…
    in 2008 Comment by sven December 2007
  • Ok, so I am getting anal now. This will be my last post of this kind. Promise. Posted By: tharkAnd, as is the case with Ultima Thule, I believe there is a white power band using the name. (EDIT: Nordland, that is.) Well, actually it was the biggest…
  • Posted By: northerainAlso, Ultima Thule is a ''white power'' band, if that matters to you. If you are talking about the Swedish (who were really popular and mainstream back in the days) I wouldn't call them a White Power band, but definitely nationa…
  • I think Norden would be fine. But just to clearify: In modern Swedish Norden designates the area comprised by Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and some Islands. It also means something close to 'The North', although i would say that this is…
  • Posted By: James_NostackAre there Jeeps that don't involve "Doubt"? I am not sure what you are referring to here. The group We go by Jeep (Vi åker Jeep) is like a role playing collective of in total twenty people or something, but only a few of them…
  • Posted By: lumpleyUnder My Skin is a normal-person game too. It's the third in the trilogy: Breaking the Ice, Shooting the Moon, Under My Skin. It's romance-drama to follow the romance-comedy and the romance-adventure. As I understand it it pits an …
  • I read through most of the blog now. Inspiring stuff! I will try to play one of the poems today!