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Title: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 01, 2011, 04:54:48 AM
Wheeee! I must be cuckoo starting this on a Friday, with practically no internet access until Monday. But so long as you all know that, that's OK by me.

Well, let's do a quick review of the rules.

1. Design - Write a role-playing game in the space of 24 hours, using two of the four terms I provide as central concepts. I am fully aware that these will be first draft alpha documents and will be judging them at that level. Please keep in mind that including all the working parts is more important than airbrushing in all the little details.

2. Entry - Email your game draft to me, ron@adept-press.com, as a PDF attachment. Also, submit the same file to the 24-Hour RPG site (http://www.1km1kt.net/cat/24-hour-rpg). I will provide running announcements of the entries, so please don't announce your entry here.

This round will remain open for either two weeks, or 24 hours later than the appearance of the ninth entry. If the latter happens, then I'll announce that appearance here in this thread to start the 24-hours-left clock.

3. Criteria - You get a Ronny if your game is (i) really a role-playing game according to my vague but not unusual standards for the term; (ii) uses the two terms as central and productive concepts, i.e., "what the game is about" including any associated concepts they might provoke; and (iii) is both fun-looking enough and clearly-presented enough for immediate playtesting.

Visual layout and general file-prettiness are not criteria for the award, although I and everyone else enjoy a little attention toward those ends, if you want.

4. Award - If you win a Ronny, you get $50 from me and whatever mentoring or ongoing feedback you might like from me. I provide at least one round of feedback for all entries and I try to playtest all the winners and some of the others which strike my fancy. Although I'm still not caught up with that, I am doing it pretty regularly.

See also New Ronnies (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forge/index.php?topic=30775.0), Ronnies 2011, Round One begins (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forge/index.php?topic=30817.0), and [RONNIES 2011] February round begins (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forge/index.php?topic=31124.0) for any other useful details. 

And now! The words for this, the third round of this year, are!

amazon lust chains queen

I urge everyone to remember that a given Ronnies term is open to interpretation in practically any understandable fashion. I think that point applies especially significantly for this round.

Oh, and also, a key reminder: by choosing two of the terms, you are automatically excluding the other two from your concepts for the game.

Keep watching this thread to see when the nine-entry deadline kicks in.

Best, Ron



Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Willow on April 01, 2011, 01:40:32 PM
I want to use all four terms.  Curses, Ron, curses.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 01, 2011, 02:08:05 PM
Heh, you should have seen the first version of this set. It was a game screaming to be made. I actually dispersed the range considerably by arriving at the final set.

When this entry period is over, I'll disclose the sequence of possible sets of four terms that I went through to end up with this one.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 02, 2011, 08:26:23 AM
First in:

amazon queen
Her Son, by Jackson Tegu

queen chains
Homage to Ninshubar, by Ben Lehman

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ben Lehman on April 02, 2011, 02:58:42 PM
I had a lot of fun writing my game. I hope it shows.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Devon Oratz on April 02, 2011, 06:35:56 PM
April fools joke?

Missed opportunity for an april fools joke?

April fools joke was here but I missed it?

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amazon lust chains queen

Black Snake Moan: the RPG is what I immediately thought, and I haven't even seen the film.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 03, 2011, 01:02:46 AM
amazon queen
Her Son, by Jackson Tegu, who I hope survived his less-than-24-hours-from-"go" design crunch

queen chains
Homage to Ninshubar, by Ben Lehman

amazon chains
Brick & Mortar, by Dan Maruschak

queen lust
Queens of Time and Space, by Ross Cowman

edited to fix misspelled name - RE


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: valiance on April 03, 2011, 12:34:54 PM
My first thought for all four terms was: "Slaves of the Amazon Sex Queen!"


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ben Lehman on April 03, 2011, 03:47:44 PM
I wonder what the usage ratio between amazon (dotcom) amazon (female warrior culture) and amazon (rainforest) is going to be? It's actually a pretty diverse term.

yrs--
--Ben


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: misterecho on April 03, 2011, 11:10:37 PM
Any chance you can send me a copy of "Her Son". I haven't received it through 1km1kt. I will get it posted as quick as.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 04, 2011, 06:15:17 AM
amazon queen
Her Son, by Jackson Tegu

queen chains
Homage to Ninshubar, by Ben Lehman
In Exile, by Jacob Bouvier

amazon chains
Brick and Mortar, by Dan Maruschak

queen lust
Queens of Time and Space, by Ross Cowman

amazon lust
Camwhores, by Elizabeth Sampat

lust chains
The Strongest Link, by Paul Vogt

edited to fix misspelled name - RE


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: charlesperez on April 04, 2011, 09:49:41 AM
I made a failed attempt last Saturday. I missed the 24-hour deadline, and I could not elide over the rules I had yet to write - they were of the essence. The keywords I used were amazon and queen, and the game title is Amazon Realms.

Charles


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: valiance on April 04, 2011, 01:14:18 PM
any chance of getting all these up on 1km1t? :D


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: jackson_tegu on April 04, 2011, 04:51:18 PM
Oh, i'm fine, thank you for your concern though. Sometimes i get a little... overzealous.

Totally fine. Forgot about those monkeys, i just now have sent the packet of information entitled "Her Son" over to them for their consideration and so on. Feel free to ask them for a copy.

Also, incidentally, it's Ross Cowman, not Russ.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: misterecho on April 04, 2011, 11:25:18 PM
from http://www.1km1kt.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3113

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Round 3 (amazon, lust, chains, queen)

  • Queens of Time and Space (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/queens-of-time-and-space)

  • Homage to Ninshubar (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/homage-to-ninshubar)

  • Bricks and Mortar: Last of the Independents (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/brick-mortar-last-of-the-independents)

  • The Strongest Link (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/the-strongest-link)

  • In Exile (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/in-exile)

  • Her Son (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/her-so)

This is what I have so far. (0822hrs GMT 05apr11)


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Elizabeth on April 05, 2011, 04:10:28 AM
Weird, I totally sent you my entry. I'll resend.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 05, 2011, 06:48:07 AM
amazon queen
Her Son, by Jackson Tegu

queen chains
Homage to Ninshubar, by Ben Lehman
In Exile, by Jacob Bouvier
Queen of Thorns, by Eric Boyd

amazon chains
Brick and Mortar, by Dan Maruschak

queen lust
Queens of Time and Space, by Ross Cowman

amazon lust
Camwhores, by Elizabeth Sampat

lust chains
The Strongest Link, by Paul Vogt

Eight games so far - the next one will initiate the 24-hour final entry period.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 05, 2011, 09:50:27 AM
Annnnd,

Shackled Self, by Raffaele Manzo, using lust and chains, makes the ninth entry.

So this is the twenty-four hour "go" signal, using the time signature of this post.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ross Cowman on April 05, 2011, 12:27:21 PM
Just read Camwhores. Amazing Elizabeth, just amazing.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: misterecho on April 05, 2011, 01:59:47 PM
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Round 3 (amazon, lust, chains, queen)
  • Queens of Time and Space (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/queens-of-time-and-space)

  • Homage to Ninshubar (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/homage-to-ninshubar)

  • Bricks and Mortar: Last of the Independents (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/brick-mortar-last-of-the-independents)

  • The Strongest Link (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/the-strongest-link)

  • In Exile (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/in-exile)

  • Her Son (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/her-so)

  • The Queen of Thorns (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/queen-of-thorns)

  • Camwhores (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/camwhores)

  • The Shackled Self (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/the-shackled-self)

  • Tales of Lust (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/tales-of-lust)

List as of 2258hrs GMT
I will upload any last mins in the morning.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: jburneko on April 05, 2011, 03:38:19 PM
Just read Camwhores. Amazing Elizabeth, just amazing.

I want to play Nicotine Girls and Camwhores back to back.

Jesse


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Doug Law on April 06, 2011, 01:53:58 AM
I hadn't heard of this contest before and I was inspired by this month's word choices.

Using "lust" and "chains" I had intended to write an RPG about how our petty addictions get in the way of accomplishing our goals.

I set aside time to write it on Saturday, but then I decided to play board games with friends all day. I might have written it on Sunday, but Jonah Hex had been sitting on my shelf from Netflix for like a week. Monday I planned to get crackin', but spent most of my day surfing the internet. On Tuesday I just had to play some new Rock Band downloads...

Maybe I'll write that game about addictions for the next one, if the terms sync up.

But then again, my WoW druid still needs some gear...

-Doug


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Elizabeth on April 06, 2011, 06:18:36 AM
Thanks for the love for Camwhores! I kept stopping while I was working on it and thinking, "I can't believe I am writing this." It was an interesting change of pace.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 06, 2011, 08:32:17 AM
Twelve games:

amazon queen
Her Son, by Jackson Tegu

queen chains
Homage to Ninshubar, by Ben Lehman
In Exile, by Jacob Bouvier
Queen of Thorns, by Eric Boyd
Beholden, by Baxil

amazon chains
Brick and Mortar, by Dan Maruschak

queen lust
Queens of Time and Space, by Ross Cowman

amazon lust
Camwhores, by Elizabeth Sampat

lust chains
The Strongest Link, by Paul Vogt
Shackled Self, by Raffu Manzo
Tales of Lust, by Andreas Eriksson
Within My Clutches, by David Berg

According to my time signature, there's about an hour and a half left for entries.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Thunder_God on April 06, 2011, 09:42:05 AM
Done, 9 mins left. Posting in case my connection dies while I try to send it!


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 06, 2011, 09:54:44 AM
Which makes 13!

amazon queen
Her Son, by Jackson Tegu

queen chains
Homage to Ninshubar, by Ben Lehman
In Exile, by Jacob Bouvier
Queen of Thorns, by Eric Boyd
Beholden, by Baxil

amazon chains
Brick and Mortar, by Dan Maruschak

queen lust
Queens of Time and Space, by Ross Cowman

amazon lust
Camwhores, by Elizabeth Sampat

lust chains
The Strongest Link, by Paul Vogt
Shackled Self, by Raffu Manzo
Tales of Lust, by Andreas Eriksson
Within My Clutches, by David Berg
You Are My Destiny, by Guy Shalev

Annnnd, that closes the entries, pending any last-fraction-of-a-second arrivals.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Baxil on April 06, 2011, 11:23:08 AM
"Chains" clearly was an attention-getter this time.

You know what would be cool, sometime, is a "Ronnies retrospective" comp (or just game jam).  Take the top submission-getting term from each round so far.  Mash them together.  Pick three out of the six.

(( girlfriend fight dragon skull wings chains ))

Seriously, doesn't that just drip with potential?

Also, Doug, I know exactly what you mean.  The only reason I was able to enter this month is that I had bigger things to slack off from. "I need to do my taxes!" I said.  "And update Deathbird Black!  So instead I'm going to let myself get distracted by inspiration."  If it weren't for productive procrastination, I'd never get anything done.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Thunder_God on April 06, 2011, 11:32:08 AM
I had a thought of "The Lust Amazon: More Pulp! More Porn! More Purple!" the only question was whether it was about a B-movie company making pulp porn films, or an actual pulp porn fantasy game...
;-)


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 07, 2011, 07:30:34 AM
Hi everyone,

I am looking at a particularly difficult round of Ronnies to judge, and I think that I won't be posting my conclusions until Monday. Until then, though, please feel free to start threads to discuss the games as you will.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: whduryea on April 07, 2011, 02:52:57 PM
It's interesting how much of the conversation on this thread is "I was going to make this game, but ..." Did this particular set of terms lend itself to a lot of ideas that were hard to execute in 24 hours, or were a lot of people simply busy this weekend?

My personal unfinished idea was Welfare Queens (using chains and queen), a cyberpunk game about white collar corporate executives who escape the burdens of their jobs by spending their weekends in a virtual reality world were they are poor women living on public assistance. (I wanted it to be a satire of the Randian tea party crowd and pull-yourself-up feel-bad-to-feel-good movies like Precious.)


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 07, 2011, 04:25:32 PM
Hey guys,

I would like to keep the Ronnies free of "the game I didn't make" posts. No one's stopping anyone from going ahead and designing a game that deserves to be seen, even though it didn't make the deadline.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Baxil on April 08, 2011, 09:08:47 PM
Guy,

I still don't see "You Are My Destiny" up on 1km1kt, and I'm curious to give it a read.  Do you have an alternate download link available?


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Thunder_God on April 09, 2011, 02:53:24 AM
Until 1km1kt has it, here (http://craniumrats.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/38852460/You-are-My-Destiny.pdf) you go.


Title: Re: [Ronnies 2011] April round begins
Post by: Thunder_God on April 10, 2011, 09:41:23 AM
And now it's on 1km1kt (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/you-are-my-destiny-%e2%80%93-wrestling-the-fates), in case something happens to the copy on my site.