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Author Topic: oh god the storygames they burn  (Read 2421 times)

Simlasa

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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2015, 03:32:26 AM »
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monsterhearts is probably the best game there my complaints were really mostly about all the other games.
But it seems an odd thing to complain about... like going into a someone's restaurant and complaining because there is a ham sandwich on the menu and you don't feel like eating a ham sandwich.
None of the games seem transgressive or confrontational... just experimental, kinda artsy. Some more interesting, to me, than others.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 03:34:32 AM by Simlasa »

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« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2015, 05:08:54 AM »
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That just makes it more odd that you used a generalization that doesn't even apply to your group. The premise of Monsterhearts doesn't sound like something I want to play either. But I think your comment on the gender of the group is just a distraction from any discussion of why the premise might or might not appeal.


I don't think you got it. I was making a generalization like "hey, guys" or "what's happenin' dudes?" It may have been a subconscious thing as I do believe that playing a game about teenage sexuality with a group of men would be pretty creepy for sure. To be fair, our hobby is vastly dominated by men. Therefore, I don't think my geralization was really worthy of the irritation it apparently sparked. I believe you are the one who has created the distraction by getting hung up on the wording that I happened to use.

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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2015, 07:12:01 AM »
The Quiet Year is pretty neat. I've used a shortened version of it at the start of two different campaigns; one was D&D, the other Dungeon World. We used it to collaborately create the starting village (and its troubles) during character creation.

Lots of fun and it got the players invested in the setting (because they helped to create it). Also, I'm a lazy GM and a ton of stuff was generated for me without much effort and lots of beer, chips and good company.

Next time, though, I'll be using the system in the latest expansion for Beyond the Wall.

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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2015, 08:54:15 AM »
well i seem to be in the minority here

still i assume we can all agree that teen witch is bullshit
If your having tier problems i feel bad for you son i got 99 problems but caster supremacy aint 1.

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« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2015, 09:20:17 AM »
I've heard good things about Monster hearts and the quiet year.

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« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2015, 10:59:25 AM »
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still i assume we can all agree that teen witch is bullshit
I'm not sure how a Wiccan might feel about it but it seems harmless to me... kind of like 'Pretend you're a pony... go prance in a field' or 'Here's how to pretend you're a princess.'
Not my thing but I doubt I'm the sort who was in mind when it was written.

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« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2015, 12:53:55 PM »
Storygame outrage? Whew, what a relief! Sure sign that a week's gone by without SJW drama (the State of Indiana kerfuffle notwithstanding).

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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2015, 01:01:22 PM »
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Storygame outrage? Whew, what a relief! Sure sign that a week's gone by without SJW drama (the State of Indiana kerfuffle notwithstanding).

I think its more puzzlement than outrage.

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« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2015, 01:16:41 PM »
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Don't be an ass. She had sex at 14 before marriage. That wasn't really acceptable for a noble young lady in Shakespeare's time. And that's pretty comparable to Monster Hearts where teenage monsters have sex or eat each other or whatever it is PCs do in the game that their dads and moms might not find acceptable.

And contextually, I've been looking at bios for nobles from the 16th and 17th centuries and it's surprising how rare 14 year old marriages of noble women actually are. Most are in their late teens or twenties and many of the first childbirths are in their twenties or early to mid thirties. Which is not hugely different than marriage and births in the USA.

"wasn't really acceptable" in no fucking way possible equates with "statutory rape". Age of consent in that era was 12 or something, and the issue with Juliet was that she hooked up with a dude from a rival house. Are you trying to project something specific here?

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« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2015, 01:29:34 PM »
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I'm still unclear on where the burning is, or what part of tuypo is burning. :-)

Yeah, I clicked the link expecting something seriously fucked up, but ended up with a collection of mildly banal games, the most offensive of which appears to be Twilight the RPG.

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As for the complaint about Monsterhearts - I don't see it.

Not so much the game itself, but the hypocrisy of many of those cooing over it when it comes to games they don't like is palpable.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 01:38:08 PM by Doctor Jest »

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« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2015, 02:04:16 PM »
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Not so much the game itself, but the hypocrisy of many of those cooing over it when it comes to games they don't like is palpable.


This ! It burns a thousand times more than anything in the site linked in the OP.
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« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2015, 04:29:15 PM »
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Are you trying to project something specific here?
No. Are you?
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« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2015, 10:03:36 PM »
nobody is projecting ok
If your having tier problems i feel bad for you son i got 99 problems but caster supremacy aint 1.

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« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2015, 11:19:41 PM »
I've played The Quiet Year twice and had fun both times. That said, it's so far removed from traditional RPGs that it's not even a storygame IMO.