Dont Eat The Purple Ones

Hey as a heads up, the download is 3 gigs - I think a large part of this is that there's a second, zipped copy of the game within the download itself.

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Favorite game of my own is Favorite genres are horror, vn, mystery. Favorite RTP character is that robed blue-haired emo guy.
Sound or writing or LPs silly stuff or or anything is fine. It's the thought that counts. Play to your strengths.

Fear and Hunger Review

Yeah sorry, I didn't mean to imply in general that "no romance == rape," I meant that in the context of a game overflowing with sex, after reading the description of the god of orgies and being asked to perform a rite in their name with a character of the opposite sex, it's not exactly a stretch to imagine that's what a rite titled "show love" would be. It's not confirmed obviously but I don't think I was in left field.

My reflex to take down the review was mostly because I don't agree with leftongue, and I don't want the review to be Google-able to people looking for ammo against the game when it's out of date, and I'm not looking to condemn it for being explicit. My issue was specifically about weird, arbitrary equivocation an example of which is this whole sex/murder/leave choice.

@kumada Yeah as I said I can only offer commentary on the build I played where the girl was the only recruitable member, and this choice was offered next to a "sacrifice" command - and she definitely does not consent to being killed in the name of gol'goroth, and it's perfectly possible to do /that/ to her. I also object to the idea that the protagonist is "better" than the dungeon, because they arrived at the dungeon voluntarily, and killing the girl is rewarded by the gameplay systems with a shiny OHKO skill.

I've already sort of failed at this but I'm not really equipped for talking about F&H again when I played the demo years ago, and I think my opinion would be colored already if I were to replay it. Weirdly enough most of my frustration was around the gameplay at the time, but what's stuck with me is mostly how the content matter was deployed and to what effect.

Fear and Hunger Review

In my mind the implication was never in doubt. It's the god of orgies and there's zero romance in this game but plenty of explicit sex, and the character in question is very clearly a child. Plus I don't think the game dishes out a "No" and gameover for chastely kissing her on the forehead or something when the rest of the time it's 100% okay with showing her beheaded/maimed/killed.

I can't speak to any of leftongue's comments. I suspect this review is massively out of date and I'm not at all tempted to redownload the game and see what's changed, to the point where I've considered just taking this review down.

NaNoWriMo - Write with me!

Oh and before I forget here's drafting bingo:

NaNoWriMo - Write with me!

Apart from I think one year I've done NaNo every november since ~2010. I'm working this year on an ongoing VN project but I'll get another 50-60k words in on it at least haha.

My advice would be:
- commit. hard. tell people you're doing it, post status updates on the official site, w/e. it's a lot harder to quit in the middle if you'd get shamed for it haha
- plan beforehand (real helpful advice now, I know)
- know your characters, it's a lot easier to write 50k words between believable characters with a shaky plot than with a well-thought-out plot and no characters. plot is easy to improvise by throwing obstacles at good characters.
- avoid wordcount "tricks" like unnecessary dialog, hyphen bs, or whatever filler people come up with... it's pointless
- don't allow yourself to reread stuff you've already written, that comes later
- feel free to skip over stuff that feels like it should be skipped over... if you know how a scene should go but can't formalize there's no point agonizing over it vs moving on and leaving it to fill in later
- booze

As for related events, I've found showing up to the in-person writeins to be extremely pointless, but writing with internet friends to be pretty decent. Back when I was part of a skype group for this thing we'd do races where we'd all take 20 minutes and report back with wordcount haha. But the in-person stuff just doesn't work out well because the point is explicitly not to socialize so what is the point of meeting up with random strangers anyway.

[MAFIA] Mafia - Behind the Mask - Game Over

unsure if I want to know exactly what I am a MOTHERFUCKING of

I still don't know how everyone made charts and everything yet none of us thought Cerulean showing up was weird and all just attributed it to switchery nonsense, up to and including Fomar's claim sheet having 6 roles and 5 players. I definitely also thought Rorschach was completely missing.

[MAFIA] Mafia - Behind the Mask - Game Over

"the problem i think is that, intent aside as I know you meant it to be like a puzzle thing (but we always make puzzles from a bird's eye so the difficulty is skewed) it essentially functioned as a trap set by the mod, when mafia should be town vs scum." I don't think town should have to figure out exactly what 'semi-open' means. To me, I just looked at the fact that several roles were alignment null and that answered the question for me.
This is fair. The missing ID wasn't exactly weaponized by clever scum, it was just town walking into a rake in the setup.

I did enjoy having all night actions be public and semi-anonymous. That stuff's like catnip to me. It might make a fun gimmick for a game without the additional rules around getting-your-id-outted-gets-you-killed scumkill method... I the whole spy-vs-spy adversarial chat thing with people who are trying to figure out your ID will always devolve into the stuff mentioned above.

e: the problem isn't just timestamps or whatever, it's just I'm here to hunt people based on knowledge they do or not have vs posting traits etc they do or do not have

[MAFIA] Mafia - Behind the Mask - Game Over

/me highfives fomar

@KF: Well you still managed to nail 4 town in a night haha. How much of a "this game is going to give me an ulcer" schtick was an act?

other stuff... I completely forgot I saved cave's ass night 1. At the time I thought it had a 10% chance of being helpful, 5% harmful, otherwise irrelevant.

re: moderating decisions, I can't say I saw anything wrong with the OP or the actual in-game decisions. The beholder thing might've been a bit questionable, but especially Cerulean Specter town had every opportunity to figure it out when that ID turned up but all of us just thought "some imposter junk is going on" and chose to ignore it. The weasel-wording in the OP did its job. What I would not do is describe the setup as semi-open though. I knew it wasn't /fully/ open when PA stated he couldn't play because he already knew the setup, which wouldn't have been a problem in an actual semi-open game. And that happened before the game even started.

[MAFIA] Mafia - Behind the Mask - Game Over

I'm somewhat relieved.