Topic: Links of Interest Suggestions

Three that I would like to add:
1. The Simming League
2. Television Tropes & Idioms (We have an entry there - be warned, this site is addictive)
3. Idle Red Hands (a very good RP podcast)

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There's an entry on TVtropes? Could you link it? I can't seem to find it. And I can only speak for TVtropes, but that site is both tremendously helpful and incredibly cruel - it is all but impossible to navigate away from it once you're there. The price one pays...

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Great suggestions. Are you able to add these direct to the links of interest section, Silent?

Ash

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No, I don't think I can - not without breaking code.

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Michael Aker wrote:

There's an entry on TVtropes? Could you link it? I can't seem to find it. And I can only speak for TVtropes, but that site is both tremendously helpful and incredibly cruel - it is all but impossible to navigate away from it once you're there. The price one pays...

Search for Phoenix Roleplaying - it needs a bad update.

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Silent Hunter wrote:

No, I don't think I can - not without breaking code.

Fair enough, I'll do it asap.

Ash

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Thanks.

Silent

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Silent Hunter wrote:

Search for Phoenix Roleplaying - it needs a bad update.

Robert, could you or Silent update this asap?

Ash

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Silent Hunter wrote:

Thanks.

Silent

No worries, I've done it now. Couldn't find the TV Tropes entry even when searching Phoenix Roleplaying or Phoenix RP. Any chance you could copy the URL here?

Ash

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Odd - doesn't seem to be there any more. I'll set one up at some point.

Silent

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Good man. I'll keep the link there anyway - it's a good site.

Ash

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I'm pleased to note that courtesy of Silent we do now have a TV Tropes entry. The link is in the Links of Interest section at the bottom of the Announcements section, underneath Allies, if that makes sense?

Silent has said that he'd appreciate others expanding on it.

Meanwhile, please everyone feel free to keep the suggestions for links of interest coming in!

Ash

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We're mentioned on Idle Red Hands #64.

Silent

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Any chance of the URL? We have a link to Idle Red Hands, but not to episode 64 specifically.

Ash

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Here's the URL

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"Nice segue"! We rock.

Ash

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So old school.

For some reason it would only download like the first 10 minutes or so. Do they talk about us after they start discussing the Planet of the Apes thing, or is that it? If so, I won't bother trying to get it to work to hear the rest. wink

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I managed to hear about 38 minutes (I think it was) but the rest didn't work, and in that time they didn't mention us again. It was a fun podcast, though. They got onto to deconstructing roleplaying as animals, analysing two approaches - one where animals are essentially anthropomorphic, using tools, having cute little burrows decorated like Hobbit holes, being able to understand humans when they hear us, that sort of thing, and the other being more 'realistic' where the animals aren't able to walk on their hind legs and read miniature newspapers or the like and where humans appear like aliens or sinister gods. It was really well done.

Ash

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They might mention us again when they do their Apocalypse World episode.

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I listened to the end, no further mention on Phoenix!

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Interesting topic about roleplaying as animals. My son did something similar as a learning tool called "Life and Death in the Forest", where a group of kids were assigned roles (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore) and had certain rules set up to survive. I've been thinking about how to modify it for a smaller group of kids and make the "keeping score" part easier, for perhaps a birthday party or something similar.

Also reminds me of WAY back when I was a kid playing on an old Apple (IIe, maybe?) some kind of 'educational' game in the library where you played as a T-Rex and ran around (side scroller style) trying to sneak up on/chase down other dinosaurs for food before you starved.

I imagine the experience of "roleplaying" an animal would be similar to those - eat (hunt/scavenge), drink, breed, survive.

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