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Comment In: [News - 06/20/2014 - 04:14]

How much does paying unemployment ...

How much does paying unemployment cost if you fire some one Vs. How much you have to pay out if you nudge some one to quit with carrots and sticks

Comment In: [Blog - 06/19/2014 - 06:49]

Main disadvantage of paper playing ...

Main disadvantage of paper playing is, that one player must be Game master Dungeon master, Lord of the game, The Highest etc.. . r n r nA GM is an advantage of pen and paper RPG. Its a role that should be adapted for social computer RPGs. It allows for ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/12/2014 - 02:50]

Some people stubbornly define it ...

Some people stubbornly define it as role playing game, or a game where you feel like you 're playing the role of a character, which of course makes no sense. r n r nI 'm one of those people. I enjoy games where you feel like you 're playing the ...

Comment In: [News - 06/11/2014 - 05:15]

Proportionality is important in heroic ...

Proportionality is important in heroic violence. Killing 1000 people looking for a pet cat is not a heroic story. So revenge or battling a massive existential threat are common themes. r n r nUsing gender to organize information will get you one result. Using other criteria to organize the same ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/10/2014 - 04:50]

Really the best source material ...

Really the best source material for magical systems is something like cultural geography and anthropological surveys. Magic and religion are political distinctions and obviously there 's a deep body of religious text. You could also look at actual first hand accounts like historical mystical autobiographies and shamanic vision narratives. r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/19/2014 - 01:16]

If you want help on ...

If you want help on dialogue let me know. I 'm trying to build up my portfolio.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/12/2014 - 01:53]

There is a functional reason ...

There is a functional reason for narrative designers to use society level crisis and personal crisis in their designs. People enjoy having meaning in their lives. When some one invests 2 or 20 hours in a story, they find that they 've enjoyed it more if the story has an ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/01/2014 - 01:19]

Make sure your text is ...

Make sure your text is entertaining. r n r nHave it voiced through a star character. r n r nAdd dramatic hot sauce.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/29/2014 - 01:15]

Awesome subject r n r ...

Awesome subject r n r nClassic role playing games like AD D are cool. I found more inspiration from magic systems like Call of Cthulu where exposure to the supernatural could cause insanity and DragonQuest where a spell could backfire. r n r nThe fantasy genre is so self referential, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/29/2014 - 01:47]

You cover a lot of ...

You cover a lot of important mechanics and do a great job of revealing your decision making flow. r n r nOne powerful organizing factor that could strengthen your construction set is DRAMA and DRAMATIC DESIGN. The force of passion and the collision of passion can energize and shape all ...

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