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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 ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/21/2014 - 06:30]

You wrote an awesome description ...

You wrote an awesome description of your own personal approach. It 's quality advice, and very cool of you to put that information out there. r n r nHowever, cheap tablets are extremely powerful these days. Professional quality rock anthem dubstep and most styles of electronic music can be produced ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/11/2014 - 11:33]

Game writers come from several ...

Game writers come from several different mediums. r n r nIn general: r n r nGame writers with a background in pen and paper RPGs come from a medium where the GM must set up every scene or encounter with a block of description. r n r nGame writers with ...

Comment In: [News - 04/16/2014 - 03:11]

Without cause sounds like a ...

Without cause sounds like a legal assertion. Didn 't they hire Paul Mccartney of the Beatles to do the soundtrack I can see why marketing would want one big name on the box instead of a shared credit. r n r nI hope the situation plays out to everyone 's ...

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