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Four Forges: A simple board game played by Dwarves
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caesar193's comment on 2012-09-23 12:17 PM
A nice, simple game. But though I think that humans, elves, and so on would play more than dwarves (and possibly simply call the forges red, green, and so on), its a good sub. 4/5 Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-02-24 07:25 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-02-24 08:00 PM


Of note is the careful distinction between 'feelings' and 'emotions'. This is the former, not the latter. Took me a moment to catch that.


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Dozus's comment on 2014-02-03 10:10 PM
This is an interesting idea, but it's real hard to explore in 100 words. I like the format for some things, but this idea seems too complex for such a short sub. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2012-02-24 09:06 PM


well, i learned something new.


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valadaar's comment on 2013-04-24 02:57 PM
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valadaar's comment on 2014-02-03 08:56 PM
I think some type of plot arising from such an event, rather than a definition would have been better. Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2012-03-03 06:13 AM


Interesting, but difficult to really do anything with on its own. Compared to the Bucky Batteries that brimmed with possible applicaitons and uses in a sci fi game, this one feels a little open and shut.



A good GM can use this as the explaination behind sudden emergence of AI in an characters computer/ship/etc.. or it could work well as the spring board to an Ai related sub plot, but over all it's application feels somewhat limited in scope.



Well written though, it can be tough to deliver something in only 100 words that feels complete.



 

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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-02-18 02:45 PM
In fewer words: paranormal bildungsroman, which would be a logical extension of the literary genre. Romance has a similar vein of Paranormal Romance. If Bella from Twilight was In her mid 30s instead of teens it would a much different genre even if the story shared most of the same elements. Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2012-02-20 11:42 AM
I thought it was just me :) I also had no idea what SAP refered to, and assumed it was my ignorance to rpg acronyms. Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-18 04:37 PM
I think it is fair to call this a subgenre of the coming of age story, but in sense that the anti-western is still a western. In these movies, I found that the kids in general did not come of age, or blossom. Rather at end they often chose to or were forced to return to their life before the supernatural events. Take the story Carrie for example. You have Carrie blossoming and maturing, but in the end she cannot embody that fully matured powerful person.
In other coming of age stories, like Great Expectations, or Stand By Me or even Dune or the Lord of the RIngs the young characters go through a change and can't come back from it, but instead must go on as adults. The childhood is lost In these movies the choice seems to be going back to childhood or death. In stuff like Teenwolf or the Craft, there is return to teenage normalcy at the end. I think these are stories about the ongoing state of adolscents. None of the kids in these stories are popular or well liked at the begining of the story, but deep done they are really special. Not just your mom loves you special, but super human special. What kids wouldn't want to think that. Also as teenager you get taste power, your a little smarter, a little stronger and more independent, perhaps these stories are also cautionary tales about the abuse of that power. Go to Comment
valadaar's comment on 2012-02-20 11:33 AM


I think you need to define SAP.  I can get general meaning from the body of the sub, but using an acronym right in the title that not everyone is familiar with, is not a good thing.



 



For example, I did not know what SAP stood for in the RPG domain and had to read into the article to get the 'gist' of it. It was distracting and I was doing more scanning of the article for a denition rather then actually *reading* the artical.



 



 



 



 



 


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Zailtais's comment on 2012-02-20 11:01 AM


This is a very interesting post. I've never recognized this genre before, but I can certainly see the common elements you describe in those films that I am familiar with. Even with my introductory understanding of the genre, I think that the obstacles to implementation of this genre in a game that you've listed above can be easily overcome. Where characters are concerned it is easy to imagine diminishing the impact of character advancement, removing it as much as possible from character control, and at the same time emphasizing the character's personal development through roleplay. Where the storyline is concerned, advancement can come from characters learning more about the supernatural nature of their situation. The climax of this advancement being when each characters learns enough to realize that they must give up the their personal development or face disaster. Whether RPGs are serial and how many storylines are involved is a choice made by the GM. My suggestions only apply to a game where SAP, as you've described it, is the main genre and I can certainly see how it would be difficult to blend with a traditional/stereotypical RPG.


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Murometz's comment on 2012-02-23 11:46 AM


A new Decepticon rises! I will run him by my kids today, see what they think :)



But on a serious note, i like the format, his background, and of course the cherry...braggart.


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valadaar's comment on 2014-05-30 09:13 AM
A well described decepticon. I like it and the interview.
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Aramax's comment on 2015-02-16 07:47 AM
Solid 4/5 Saw goofy name on Commenting Challenge and ran to it. Names not goofy ,its very Decepticon! brought me back to younger days! Go to Comment
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Roack's comment on 2012-02-10 05:50 PM


I'm guessing that these are ment to harvest energy from a star, placed somewhere in the orbit of a planet, or perhaps arranged in a dyson sphere around the star itself, but this isn't made very clear. I see a lot of interesting science, I'm especially intrigued by the phospholipid discs. I wonder why manufactured cells would be more efficient than their biological analogues. Hopefully that's something we'll see expanded in the future.



I think there's a strong, innovative idea here, but right now it looks more like just that, an idea, rather than a post. Perhaps this is just too technical of a subject to encompass in a 100-word post. There's some awesome hard sci-fi here, it's just waiting to happen.


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Roack's comment on 2012-02-15 08:44 PM


After editing, this is lot more streamlined and coherent of an idea. It's clearer what the sleeves are for and how they are used, but enough room is left for the imagination. Revoted.


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Murometz's comment on 2012-02-13 07:29 PM
I just don't think flat floating greenhouses are worth more than 100 words.
-Axle
Strangely I think this was too long...
-Montreve

I love this place! lol Go to Comment
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