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    Daniel
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    • Succubus

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    Introduction – The Why

    People who know me, even in passing, know that I take my gaming very seriously. From fighting alongside my fellow Goons in EVE: Online, to co-writing the melodrama and angst of RPGMP3’s Tropis. To me, roleplaying games offer the potential for deep exploration of the human condition. They allow us to think, feel and occasionally be entirely different…

     

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    #645685
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

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    Why does Odyssey feel real, part one.

    Odyssey is a live roleplaying  game (LRP) produced by Profound Decisions;  A professional LRP company that prides itself on the levels of immersion and interactivity present in their games.  Currently Profound Decisions runs two games: Empire and Odyssey.  Odyssey is set in a fantasy re-imagining of our own ancient history, complete with Egyptians, Romans, Persians, Greeks and my personal favourite: Carthaginians.  Odyssey runs twice a year…

     
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    #645686
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Of all the live roleplaying games I do and have done, Odyssey is by far my favourite. Indeed, I have often heard it described as a being like Marmite [..]

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    I get up, run a hand through hair matted with (fake) blood and glance back to the woman I am sworn to protect. As her bodyguard I sleep in the doorway to her canvas tent; no sleeping bag for me, my weapons are my only pillow – just in case.

    Are there rules in the game for accidentally beheading yourself, if you use edged weapons as bed linen?

    #645687
    Hal
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    • Treant

    You know you can host a blog here right? 😛

     

    Hal :hal:

    #645688
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    You know you can host a blog here right? 😛

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    #645689
    Hal
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    • Treant

    That picture is blocked to me from work… what is it Monkey? 😛

     

    Hal :hal:

    #645690
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

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    Why does Odyssey feel real, part two.

    In yesterday’s blog I discussed how Odyssey’s environment and 45-hour time in helped influence immersion.  I also touched on elements of social pressure.  In today’s blog I want to expand on the brief mention that idea received yesterday and to also explore whether Odyssey’s game mechanics help reinforce immersion.  If you are only joining us… 

     
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    #645691
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

    You know you can host a blog here right? 😛

    Yeah, but I don’t like having all my eggs in on basket. 🙂

    #645692
    Hal
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    • Treant

    You can set it up to feed your blog to the site as a blog 🙂

     

    Hal :hal:

    #645693
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

    I can?  Oh dear, that sounds like IT Witchcraft to me…

    #645694
    Hal
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    • Treant

    When you set up a blog on the site you can choose to just make it a feed from another site.

     

    A wizard then summons a bunch of pixies and has they rewrite when you type on the other site with magic quills and arcane parchment. A lengthy ritual is then performed by the light of a glutton moon with lots of naked dancing and blood sacrifice before it finally appears here on RPGMP3.

     

    Hal :hal:

    #645695
    [anonymous]
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    • Thri-kreen

    Dude, you probably LARP with lots of people who I know; the DUTT crowd? 😀

    #645696
    Daniel
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    • Succubus

    Depends what systems they play.  I don’t know that abbreviation, I’m afraid.

    I do Odyssey, Vale and soon to start playing Bladelands.  I used to do Empire and Fools & Heroes.

    #645697
    [anonymous]
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    • Thri-kreen

    They play both Empire and Odyssey. It’s Durham University Treasure Trap. Two of them are military generals at Empire, Helly and Ias, and Olwen plays a High Priestess of I think debauchery (?) at Odyssey. The Library of Alexandria also contains a lot of Durhamites, I believe. 🙂

    #645698
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    That picture is blocked to me from work… what is it Monkey? 😛

     

    Hal :hal:

     

    It was just an ad for a useful piece of equipment, something you could buy to help Danny (or Thing) to stay focused on the game, when you’re RPGing:

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