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Jan. 11th, 2006 | 11:40 pm

Hi gang. Sorry about the hiatus, but the ISP in Vermont completely died.

So, now that I'm back, a question for you all. I've been working slowly on two closely-related articles about designing cultures for fantasy RPGs. One is about culture in general, soup to nuts, and the other is about religion in particular. Both seem to be turning out exceedingly long, and that's not just because I'm long-winded: I find myself having to explain a lot of "first principles" because most of what academics who study this stuff -- particularly religion -- is so drastically at odds with the assumptions that underlie mainstream designs in RPGs.

Here's my question.

Does anyone care? I mean, if I post a 10-page chunk of a much longer article, will anyone actually read it?

I'll get back to the current running topics soon, I promise.
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Chris Goodwin

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from: chris_goodwin
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
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I would read both of those.

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chadu

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from: chadu
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
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I'd read 'em.

CU

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Jiituomas

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from: jiituomas
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
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I'd definitely read them and give you critical (read: blunt and nasty) feedback, especially on the religion text. So please do give us some excerpts.

(Or email me with a complete draft of the religion text so that I won't attack points that are answered elsewhere on it. I'd love to see the whole work right away, even if it isn't yet finished.)

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James

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from: jholloway
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
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I care about both, and would particularly like to see the religion article, although both would be good.

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from: silmenume
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
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Bring on the pain! I can't wait!

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Blue Gargantua

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from: bluegargantua
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
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I would totally read it. More I'd probably go "ooh, that's neat, I should use that in a game..."

later
tom

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Brennan Taylor

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from: bar_sinister
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm definitely interested.

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Christian Griffen (xenopulse)

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from: chgriffen
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
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I'll not only read them, I even promise to give you feedback.

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jhkimrpg

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from: jhkimrpg
date: Jan. 12th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Humf. All these yes comments are boring. So...

I won't read it, but I'll still tell you everything that's wrong with it. :-)

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hummingbird

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from: unrequitedthai
date: Jan. 13th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
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I'd read the religion bit. Not so keen on the culture part, though that's at least marginally interesting; I'd probably print it out and use it to pass the time while brewing coffee. The religion one might get some use if it contains discussion about how its principles apply.

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Looking for Tamara Duran

from: bjaspan
date: Feb. 5th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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Hi. You don't know me, but I found your name associated with Tamara Duran's on a game called Aurora. We're friends from high school but we haven't talked in several years and the email address I have for her bounced.

If you know how to reach her, please tell her Barry from Dunwoody High School in Atlanta is trying to reach her and she can contact me at barry2718 at mit dot edu.

Thanks!

Barry

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Thanks!

from: bjaspan
date: Feb. 8th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
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You must have forwarded my info to Tamara because she just contacted me. New Zealand! Cool. :-)

Thanks,

Barry

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