The latest podcast episode by @Judd on learning about your character reminded me of two old blog posts of mine:
«when my fellow players look at me quizzically as I write down a word or two after a scene I explain that I am adding personality elements to my character and writing it down so I won’t forget.»
«where I, as a player, realize that this particular character would never or always do something particular»
Got my gopherspace up and running.
Of course, it is now more complete than my HTML site, which I should probably bother to update both the formatting and the content for.
Anyone who is also on #gopher and wants me to link to their space, just ping me and let me know.
Some words about stress in Diaspora Anabasis and how it's actually stressful and I totally did not expect that.
Regarding characters contributing to something larger than them as discussed in @Judd’s podcast, the one such project I remember was the party building a castle. They were level one in a B/X game and got XP for gold – so building the castle meant getting gold and spending it on the building, on guards, it meant delving for gold and beating back orcs, it was cool. 75,000 gold is a lot of money when you’re starting at 1st level.
“To live by your Coppers is not fixed by accumulating more Coppers; if you want to live like a king some day, well, you’d better take more risks, explore deeper dungeons, accept the kind of job that you’ve been scared to try but will start earning you some silver. And so forth. To live with gold is not just to have more wealth, but to have a different kind of wealth and a different kind of social position.”
Wealth in role playing games – learning from A Land of Ice and Blades. I like it!
And here's some speaky about viruses as machines because they are. Fight me.
@Halfjack And yes, viruses are super cool. 😃 "We are under attack by a hegemonic self-replicating swarm."
«I’ve discovered that when writing systems for 10-year-olds, you end up writing things that are good for adults too because things are a lot clearer and faster.»
Got a PDF of my minimal 2d6 game!
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