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  • Thanks brunobord!
  • Help! All the links have expired, might anyone have a copy of the IAWA dice map lying around somewhere?
  • We did something similar to kick off our Stars Without Number campaign couple of weeks ago. I did not have a strong feeling for SWN's default milieu and I did not want to teach it to the players so I decided creating the background together with Mi…
  • 1. Dungeon World 2. Ribbon Drive (3rd year and counting...) 3. Sorcerer (specifically the & sword variant) 4. Durance 5. unSpeakable
  • I think, for you, Facebook can be a game, if you decide to play like it like a game. Also, it is not a game, it is a social media platform. Ian Bogost's flat ontology definitions of games is the way I like to think of games at the moment. Allows fo…
  • Posted By: MatthijsDoodle is pretty good: http://www.doodle.com/ I'll second that. We use Doodle to come up with a number of possible dates with the players who are more active online and then come up with a proposition for the final date with a cou…
  • Posted By: bouletPosted By: AnttiKiMMORPGs i guess. That's cheating. No rpg then no MMORPGs. D'oh. Reveals my opinion of role-playing in massively multiplayer online games, I guess. Still, clearly cheating. I'll substitute that with MMOs, then (or …
  • Amateur theatre, improv, +board games and MMORPGs i guess.
  • I've played GC online only once, but I can say that if I'm ever to play again I would look into a convenient way of drawing maps together. We used Skype + OpenRPG and while the map drawing kinda worked in OpenRPG it was a bit of a mess. Things that …
  • I'm using this thread as an excuse to change my username to AnttiKi (was: wanmansou). Still not using my real name, nope, but this is the nick I've grown to use online just after registering here. I'm a bit averse to people using their whole names…
  • Posted By: jaywaltBut why would Finnish fans choose to root for Stoke City of all places? I don't think I can suspend my disbelief that much Come on, that game is not about us rational Finns (although there are fan clubs for English lower league te…
  • Posted By: PotemkinIt's not me being underwhelmed by the attitude of my players but my disappointment at their lack of sensation (in this case, immersion) when I tried my best to stimulate them. I genuinely believe immersion in a fictional creation …
  • Posted By: jake richmondAugmented Realityshould be widely available fairly soon, so it will be interesting to see how this evolves in a few generations. As dependent as we are on the internet now, it's easy to imagine our descendants completely inte…
  • Posted By: David ArtmanAlso, I suspect the settings in the karma system have a lot to do with whether it can be abused. Yeah, systems like that are actually pretty complicated. There's even a decent blog about it. Based on what I've read building a…
  • Posted By: Johnstone And I can understand being offended at people ignoring ugly truths; but telling somebody to fuck themselves on the internet never solves anything. (And the moral high ground that would make that "entirely appropriate" isn't real…
  • Posted By: hans ottersonI've long wanted a political campaign game. Especially after following the U.S. Presidential election in 2008. It was exhilarating to follow--much more exciting than any sporting event. This gave me an idea about a In a Wick…
  • Posted By: Jason MorningstarGames as tools of social reform - that seems like you're drifting into the territory of psychodrama and therapy. There's probably some really interesting potential edge cases. I participated in process drama based on a si…
  • Great stuff, everyone. Jason, thanks, that seems like the thing I wanted but didn't quite have an idea how to get there. Now I have to get myself some Zombie Cinema (I have the predecessor to the game as it was published in Roolipelaaja). Michael,…
  • Posted By: Jason MorningstarI've become interested in land mines and demining efforts, and have thought about a game that illustrated the human cost of mines. It seems like Zombie Cinema might be the engine that would work well for this. That's a gr…
  • And now I return to read this - I avoided this thread until our experiment was done. As I explain in that other thread, we too played without reading first and it went fine. Now that I'm thinking of playing it again I wonder if the instructions on …
  • I'll extend the WW II comparisons a bit. As it is, I could imagine myself playing a game of Shell Shock about the 29th Infantry Division making an assault on Omaha Beach. Although the original objectives of the assault were met in the days followin…
  • Great thread, guys. Kudos for Ry to starting it. Sometimes it is too easy to forget the importance of just being in the moment and not having huge expectations of how other people are going to contribute to the game. I have nothing more to add.
  • Maybe PTA (oh wait, I have an actual idea, not just shouting PTA randomly) with a strong meta-level emphasis on making a propaganda TV show to support the on-going war in Vietnam? That's probably the only way I'd ever want to play "Vietnam as presen…
  • We've used PmWiki for years, as it is easy to install and manage and does not need a DB server.
  • Posted By: Sam H about what it takes to get players to tip over into the zone where they're committing heinous acts. What strikes me as peculiar as the rest of the text you wrote wasn't really about players committing heinous acts. I mean that for m…
  • We played a game about the Gaza War roughly a year ago with Shell Shock. There's an AP thread on Story Games about our game. I think it is interesting to reflect why we did it. These reasons come to mind: It was a current on-going conflict and we …
  • AFAIK this is a problem identified in CSCL / CSCW (computer-supported collaborative learning / work), too. Instant messenger apps have tried to solve this kinds of problems with status icons. Also, this is an issue that most online games have. In ou…
  • I've designed an experiment with A Penny For My Thoughts - We are going to try playing the game with no preparations whatsoever. Including not reading the game beforehand. Why this is an interesting experiment? Because the games of the future (rpg2…
  • Posted By: komradebobPosted By: GrahamI'd argue a GM-figure is pretty essential for a successful one shot. Even if they're not labelled the GM, you've got to have one guy who says: OK,here'sthe game,thisis how it works andthisis what you do now. Eve…
  • Last night we played Geiger Counter. The movie we ended up playing was The Walkers: a southern family ranch on a thanksgiving day in early 80s. Huge storm outside. The Walkers, a family with strong roots, oil money and not so bright future have gath…
  • I got an idea on a how-to article for recycling oWoD sourcebooks to In a Wicked Age episode material so I wrote a blog entry about it. It all stemmed from a game we played about 5 years ago.
  • If it was an easily quantifiable question, there would be no need to ask. What do your instincts say, Steve? If we imagined that the result of a win in a check was the same in those systems. d) They seem pretty much equal is a fair answer to my q…
  • Well, I was just thinking about whether a bigger dice in IAWA is a huge advantage or not. I couldn't make my mind up what I thought about it. I mean, we've played IAWA four or five sessions now and I still don't have a firm intuitive grasp of the re…
  • IAWA: Continued our chapter that was on a hiatus for the summer holidays for maybe two months. We were able to conjure the situation and what had happened after the first part from the oracles and our best interests relationship map even though no o…
  • I guess my (only half-serious) quip about all the romantic Jeep games was more of prejudice than an objective observation. When I skimmed through your games, Jiituomas, I was happy to find neutrality in terms of gender and sexual roles as well as el…
  • Thanks very much, guys! So many interesting games. Theme-wise Kongo, GR, Mother (just one and maybe Ganakagok Jeepforged interest me the most. System-wise Doubt and Ganakagok show promise after skimming through (I haven't been able to read all the …
  • Thanks, I'll check out Doubt right away. And I do think I got your explanation on Bleed vs. the properties some other Jeep games have. Edit: There's a Finnish version of Doubt as well, great!
  • It's game research debates from the yesteryear (pdf) day at the Story Games forum, I see. But seriously, I see what you are talking about. Even if we'd like to add some indication of the collaborative creative fiction level (yes, clouds) of this t…
  • Posted By: Josh RobyPosted By: Jason MorningstarAlso, we used the English version for place names a lot - nobody said Fjarvertey, but we all said Far West Island.Do this whenever possible. (bit off-topic but I have to share this Amazingly this sa…
  • Posted By: Kobayashithe player of private seemed to have much less spotlight And I'll try to do something about that In my opinion, a good heads up on that, coupled with examples of techniques to make the ordinary soldier characters more involved w…
  • Now for something that has been long overdue: The Actual Play report of the last session of our Shell Shock in Gaza game. I've posted it in the Alt+Games blog, here's a short(ish) summary of play and remarks on the game. I've been meaning to write …
  • Posted By: Eero Tuovinen In summation, the points I don't like about Aeonauts: - It would be more fruitful to characterize it as a psychodrama than a game. While it retains and improves on values that psychodrama fans appreciate, there's not much in…
  • Hi, I'm the guy behind To Elysion. I'd like to thank the judges for quality feedback and everyone (including Graham) for this great contest. To Elysion was certainly not the kind of game I would've thought about writing had it not been for this comp…
  • So Mikael, this sounds cool. Can I still get to participate in this?
  • I just noticed that if you open the pdf files in Firefox's integrated pdf reader it may not load the fonts embedded in the pdf. I had this problem with at least a couple of pdfs submitted. If you download the file and then open it, it will work fin…
  • Yeah, I recommend Sacco's Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde, too. Especially Gorazde. There's a stunning story about a war amongst people who were neighbors (literally) just a couple of days before. My question is, what game would you use to play some…
  • Nice to hear, it's been a success for us too. I think we actually caught ourselves patting each other in the back and congratulating each other for making it so awesome after the final session
  • I have to provide an analogue from the software development world. (and you can then ignore and shoot it down if you like See, I'm reading Agile Software Development with Scrum right now. One of the basic premises of Scrum is that software develop…
  • The second part of the thrid session' s AP has been ready for a while, but I haven't had the time to paraphrase it here. Until now, that is. The whole she-bang, covering lots more, can be found in the Alt+Games blog. The Events I had prepared the …
  • I've had a flu for over a week now so I haven't gotten into writing an actual play report until now. I'm also trying to modify the format a little bit. I'll just write the most important remarks here, the rest can be found on the Alt+Games blog. I …