Started by Snake_Eyes, April 07, 2012, 01:46:33 PM
Quote from: jackson_tegu on April 10, 2012, 05:41:58 PMHey, Snake_Eyes! This is looking really good. I liked what you were saying about the background of the peoples of Australia, and the complicated relationships between cultures, their mythologies, and companies for profit. Lots of good thoughts there.Quick note: if you change "Raven" to "Crow", you'll have two S names and two C names, which will be more confusing. I think you should keep it as Raven. Since "Snake" and "Spider" sound so different, i don't think it's a problem to have them both start with S. And you might think it's silly, but sometimes people can get confused by little things like that.Next note: You mentioned being baffled by a few of the things. I wanted to give you some great links to game-design-thinking gold.Number one, the more important one: The Big Three (questions that you ask yourself) http://hamsterprophet.wordpress.com/2006/11/02/rpg-design-handbook-chapter-2-part-1/Number two, great for more thinking: The Power Nineteen (more questions) http://socratesrpg.blogspot.com/2006/01/what-are-power-19-pt-1.htmlI think your idea of a scenario is a cool one. However, it doesn't sound like the players have a lot of choice at this point - their motivations are handed to them, and the situations are handed to them too. Now, that can be totally fine - but i think a game will have a more positive impact on its players if they have one (maybe two or three) fields of creative input into the story as it proceeds. It's possible that i just don't get it yet, which is also ok, and as you say, this is one of your early designs - you're on the newer side of game design, right? So this is a part of your sketch book, and while it's really important right now, maybe it won't be all that important (to you) in a few years. With that in mind, this game doesn't have to be everything - i don't want to stress you out, by giving you those links. But i'm just saying that this idea has room to grow, still, even over this week.