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Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:39 pm
by Rob Lang
Evil Scientist, that sounds excellent, almost evil science. A solo RPG where the character and player go slowly mad.

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:54 am
by Nicephorus
With my schedule, it's hard to get much time within a single 24 hour period but I'm going to give it a shot. I've already got 2 ideas.

Rules question: I created a forum game a few years ago, of the sort where everyone submits a turn a day. I'm inspired to turn it into a rpg suitable for one shots. The rules would be quite different but the concept would be very similar to the past game so it wouldn't be entirely original. If I get to it, I'm going to make it and submit it. But the setting/conception wouldn't be made within the 24 hour period. Should I mark it as not to be judged? I could lie about all this but I don't think the stakes are high enough to invoke the evil manipulator within me.

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:24 am
by Rob Lang
Nicephorous, thanks for your honesty and welcome aboard the 24 Hour RPG train!

I think in this case that it would be fine. You're using a concept that isn't completely new but using it in a completely new way. That's cool. Most mechanics we see in 24 Hour RPGs are Attribute + Skill + D20 vs Target Number anyway! It's not like that is original (and it is very difficult to come up with an original RPG mechanic anyway) but we accept it. To earn yourself maximum respect, make sure that the system feels right for the setting you create. :)

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:05 pm
by Nicephorus
By the way, whoever thought of the theme for this year is brilliant. It forces a focused setting which should keep it tight and relatively easy to cover within the time limit. I really think you need a clear and focused concept to get anything usable in a day.

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:22 am
by Rob Lang
Thank you!

Although the mods act as a hive mind, I think it would be only fair to say this one was Kumakami's idea. We all chipped in for the list, though.

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:23 am
by CptPhoenix
Rules question: does 24 hour mean continuous or could it be, say, four six hour sessions of productive genius? This competition sounds awesome!

Also, can I use the competition poster on my own blog to promote the competition?

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:12 am
by Rob Lang
Good question, Captain. It's 24 hour continuous. You have to include sleeping, food, toilet breaks, family interventions, police raids, beating salesmen from the door, breathing, shouting at a crashed PC, earthquakes, global thermonuclear war and telephone calls from your mother.

Please do use the graphics, it's all CC!

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:51 am
by Evil Scientist
I have two pretty interesting ideas for the competition, but I also have my thesis defence on May 21, so no 24-hour RPG wiritng until then. :mrgreen:

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:28 pm
by bender42
Thesis... What I should be doing instead of reading forums...

Re: 1KM1KT / Free RPG Blog 24 Hour RPG Little Spaces Competition

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:51 am
by Rob Lang
Let your brain take a break from the thesis, Bender42! My thesis got written twice and the second time it was much better. And written on a train.