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Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:33 am
by Onix
Apologies, I will not be able to participate due to family health issues. :cry:

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:41 pm
by kylesgames
Onix wrote:Apologies, I will not be able to participate due to family health issues. :cry:


No problem, hope everyone gets well soon!

I wrote up a little pre-competition advice/encouragement thing today. http://loreshapers.net/index.php?cID=137

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:26 am
by Evil Scientist
I plan to participate - but it really depends on whether the theme instantly spawns an idea in my head or not...

kylesgames wrote:
Onix wrote:Apologies, I will not be able to participate due to family health issues. :cry:


No problem, hope everyone gets well soon!


All the best!

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:06 am
by Onix
Thanks, off to the doctors today to find out how bad it is.

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:35 pm
by Anastylos
No reply yet, I hope it isn't that bad.

Geet well soon Onix.

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:58 pm
by Onix
Thanks everyone. It turns out that everything will be fine. We had a scare, but the surgeon says it's all good. Crisis averted!

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:05 am
by Evil Scientist
Good! That's good!!

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:33 am
by Rob Lang
Onix wrote:Thanks everyone. It turns out that everything will be fine. We had a scare, but the surgeon says it's all good. Crisis averted!


Great news, let's no-one get sick next year - deal?

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:53 pm
by Nifara
I can see you've seriously flagged the idea of these RPGs being "SFW" in language and graphics...

Does that mean no swearing? I have a concept for Go Big Or Go Home, but I have a feeling it's going to be a little blue in terms of language.

I'm just a little, I don't know, I guess concerned, at the idea of censoring RPGs like this. It makes me feel like I can't produce something with "mature" themes, even if that RPG ends up being amazing.

Can you comment on why this rule is in place?

Re: 24h RPG Competition 2014

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:23 pm
by kylesgames
Nifara wrote:I can see you've seriously flagged the idea of these RPGs being "SFW" in language and graphics...

Does that mean no swearing? I have a concept for Go Big Or Go Home, but I have a feeling it's going to be a little blue in terms of language.

I'm just a little, I don't know, I guess concerned, at the idea of censoring RPGs like this. It makes me feel like I can't produce something with "mature" themes, even if that RPG ends up being amazing.

Can you comment on why this rule is in place?


Go Big or Go Home will not be the theme; I debated it but wound up deciding that for the sake of 24-hour/72-hour competitions the theme needs to be announced with less advance warning—the final theme will be published tomorrow when the contest officially starts.

I don't have solid hard and fast restrictions, and it's not "censorship" that I'm after so much as avoiding the more dangerous outliers. Swearing and adult themes are okay, but they should be tasteful to a certain degree (not that swearing is particularly tasteful). Eclipse Phase, for instance, would be an acceptable contest entry (though it obviously doesn't follow any of the rules, so it would be disqualified), and they love their swearing, violence, and sex; it's just not littered across every page left and right, and you can play the game without incorporating raunchy content.

The main reason for these restrictions is that I'm publishing these entries over at Loreshapers, and they're linked to my real name, which I will also be using to get a job. In education. I don't have anything against dark, adult RPG's, but I do have something against them being associated with me.