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Title: A few threads about... MY LIFE WITH MASTER
Post by: Moreno R. on May 24, 2012, 09:41:58 PM
Hello!

One of my long-standing projects was to write a series of posts with a "best threads compilation" for a indie rpg.  None of these compilation is at this time really ready or complete, but seeing that in three weeks the Forge will close, I post them now or never...

In the state they are now, these can't be really called list of "best threads". So I am calling them "a few threads about..."

These threads are obviously open to contributions: if you know a thread that in your opinion should be in this list, post the link.
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The time is flying and there is not the time to post about every game I wanted to.   So these last threads will be much less polished than the firsts.

Writing a list of My Life With Master links is difficult: not because it's difficult to find good threads, but because they are so many.  There is a entire subforum (http://indie-rpgs.com/archive/index.php?board=32.0) dedicated to the public playtest of the game, another (http://indie-rpgs.com/archive/index.php?board=40.0) for the published game, and a summary search for any thread that cite "My Life with Master" shows more than 1100 threads just in the Archive forum.

I had taken note of useful and/or good threads in the last years reading the Forge, but I did not write a detailed description of WHY any of these threads is useful.  And now there isn't the time.  And I have not even read more than half of these 1100 threads, so It's probable that there is some even more useful thread missing from the list

So, I am posting the list more or less without comments. This is really a list of "a few threads", that i consider useful: A too long list, but even making a selection would take too much time, sorry.

Said that, here is the list:

A brief article by Paul Czege (published on the "Second Person : Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media (http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11000)" MIT book), about protagonism and the genesis of the game: "My Life with Master: The Architecture of Protagonism (http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/firstperson/protagonism)"

The most cited article about "How to play the Master": A Manifesto on Mastery (http://ipressgames.com/manifesto.html) by Michael Miller, and the discussion (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=15358.0) about it...

Some good actual play threads, starting from some of Ron's:
[My Life With Master] Radium power  (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=26104.0)
[My Life with Master] Black ooze oozes forth (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=8257.0)
[My Life with Master] Hell and heresy (http://indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=8201.0)

...and others:
[MLWM] My Easter With Master (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=14888.0)
My Life with Father (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=19768)
[My Life With Master] Lord Blackwell (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=7928.0)

Some example of funny "setting" for MLWM:
My Life with Jesus (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=18028.0)
My Life with Sauron (http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=1178)
the rpgmp3.com "Christmas Special" (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=14226.0) (my life with Santa podcast)
My Life with Tony (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=15300.0) (Blair)

But MLWM excel with less "funny" settings: if it will ever be translated in English, take a look at the "My life with Angelica" version, even more unsafe than the original game...

Other useful threads:
My Life with My Life with Master (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=17187.0)
MLwM - Considering the Endgame (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=20526.0)
[MLwM] - The Horror Revealed (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=23984.0)
[MLWM] Advice for a one session game (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=20767.0)
[MLwM] Question on Commands and those Tricky, Tricky Minions (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=16764.0)
Question: Using More/Less-Than traits, and trying to avoid conflict (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=16850.0)
First time ST for My Life With Master: Advice? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=17304.0)
[MLWM] Weariness; Why do I want it again? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=17398.0)
[MLwM] Becoming the Master  (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=17458.0)
First campaign: Resisting Master, etc (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=13399.0)
Self-Loathing and More Than Human (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=12833.0)
[Lab] Setting Premise? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=12718.0)
MLwM scene construction Qs: how do player requests work?  (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=12327.0)
When are the dice rolled? All things Narrative? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=12319.0)
Being Captured & Sincerity (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=12318.0)
MLWM rules confusion: overtures and intimacy (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=13438.0)
MLwM mechanics thinkin' (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=11781.0)
When Endgame is Tardy (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=10047.0)
Play group size for MLwM (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=8813.0)
Captures- What do I aim for? (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=8483.0)
When Endgame crashes and burns (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=8484.0)
Accidental de-protagonization (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=8489.0)

And, for advices about playing it at a convention or as a one-shot:  Running a con game of MLWM or DitV or what? (http://indie-rpgs.com/archive/index.php?topic=14856.msg157389#msg157389)