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Tycho / on Fri, Jun 21 2019 at 12:56 pm

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Ride Or Die

Apparently they gave “the doc” a month’s suspension, which is…  illuminating?  We ask the question in the strip: what, precisely, is required to see something akin to action.  They couldn’t make it a week, obviously.  I think they recognized that would be the same as revelling with him in that reeking pisshole.  There are surprisingly few levers with which to shape streamer behavior, though; it’s either “hated exile” or Scion Seated At The Right Hand Of God.  YouTube has a few knobs in this department, but YouTube has its own problems - I’d never recommend it as an alternative, and it’s an incredibly turbulent place to even attempt business.  I’m just saying they’ve been around longer and thus have invented other Rituals of Binding for the wracked and leathery creatures they summon from Beyond the Veil.

I’m not even saying I know what the answer is.  I don’t.  But since there’s no serious mechanism to reach consensus and there’s no incentive to improve, in fact, there are serious disincentives, all that’s left is to continually make and remake hell.  Cool era!

(Also: we made this! And the other things on that page!  But the book is going nuts.  I think people are really curious about the concepts in there, particularly the raft of non-xp rewards and making the party itself a kind of “meta” character we call the Franchise.)

Hey, we’re gonna be playing Children Of Morta from 2-4pm PDT, a “narrative driven hack ‘n’ slash roguelike about the Bergsons family, the guardians of Mount Morta” that has killer pixel visuals and a ton of heart.  Apparently you can play it for free until the 24th?  I don’t know much about it, but I want to, and that’s why we’re gonna play it.  See you then.

(CW)TB out.   


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