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RollPlay Update [May 26th, 2017]


(That Guy™) #41

(Joshkie1973) #42

Maybe something still in the Blades universe but a new team?

But that is for the future.

(Gulvan) #43

Keep up the good work JP and crew! Love all the shows and even some of the ones I missed over the years. Cant wait to watch the live shows!

(BusWindow) #44

Adam has said in the past that the most boring thing a DM can do to punish a PC is to kill them, and I understand how he feels. While it's exciting to see difficult encounters in CoS, the fact that there are so many character deaths makes both players and viewers desensitized to them. I honestly think the show is as compelling as it is because of Adam's world-building, and because Berg has lived for so long.

The best example of a show with little character death is Swan Song. A fantastic cast of characters, both in-game and out, an incredible world, and a compelling story are the hallmark of a great show imo, the amount of character death has nothing to do with it.

(Adubuu) #45

This. I like to see at least a character or two get an actual story arc and see it through to an end other than untimely death, like Sicarian. Danger is fun and exciting to watch at the time, but rarely is being murdered by a random encounter all that memorable. I also love Court of Swords for Adam's world and to follow the miserable adventure of Berg.


The goal is to get a first base done. Similar to how we have base for the current setups. When we have that base the goal is to apply graphics to it. There will be a testing phase for sure. Similar to how the first overlays for RollPlay looked different and we adjusted accordingly.
There's a lot of people involved and programming ain't easy. But we are still moving forward.

(banned) #47

For curiosity's sake, what language are you programming in?

(notNOTjack) #48

I’m with you there. Personally it’s hard to get invested in the story of the CoS characters because they never accomplish anything, they always end up dying unfulfilling and meaningless deaths. Even Berg, that has survived longer than any other, still hasn’t accomplished anything meaningful to the character. The only exception to this was Morgan’s character and that’s only because Adam, in contrast to what he has done throughout the show, was benevolent and had a plan to counter her possible death.

That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy the show, I do enjoy it a lot nonetheless but feel there’s a bunch of lost potential in the story and character building side of things. Besides that, when every single encounter is designed to be a hard or deadly encounter it effectively prevents the characters to ever feel like they are getting more powerful because they are at deaths door with every fight.

Anyway, it’s a question of preference and it is neither good or bad that it is this way. Some people need that thrill to be entertained, others prefer richer stories.

(Might be Captain Marvel) #49

I actually really like the danger of CoS. For me, it's like a living world, an anthology of stories happening in a shared universe.

(Twitch: eyearcana) #50

I guess everyone has their preferences, personally that's the only show I can get into and I love it. I actually play D&D though. I enjoy watching them build characters. I would like to find out what happened to Thuy and the necromancer and I have a feeling we will eventually but I'm okay with JP starting with a new character. Part of the fun is watching them master the game and part of the fun is hearing all of Adams lore.

(notNOTjack) #51

I too play D&D (Steven reference :p) and maybe that’s why I prefer to have story and character development because I already know the game and it’s mechanics. I still really enjoy character creation though, it’s always a good fresh start for players and viewers.

(StriderX2048) #52

I like John as a player

(timofgatcity) #53

Agreed, the number of perspective that were created by PC deaths or transitioning in and out gave the universe a crazy amount of depth, Would we have ever met the rock gnome king without Snidge? or learned the complexities of the dwarven slave trade without berg? Or about the hierarchy of the court of swords militarily without Zephyra? Or about the vast theological differences in the world without black gale and Azriel? or Gideon and Ramus? I can-honestly say Ive never encountered a role play world as well developed as this one. I think part of the reason we have such a deep understanding of the world Is the number of perspectives we had to examine it. More proof that the George RR Martin approach is effective.

(AdamKoebel) #54

this describes my vision of Court of Swords perfectly.

(Might be Captain Marvel) #55

Site housekeeping note:
I have moved the post from [RollPlay general] to [Announcements] so that it can be found easier later.

(lady8jane) #56

Thanks for the update, looking forward to all the amazing content. I honestly watch more of RollPlay than TV or movies. I actually canceled my Netflix subscription and will also cancel Prime Video as soon as American Gods is done. I just don't have time to watch all that because I enjoy what you are doing with RollPlay sooooo much!

Thank you, really. :slight_smile:

(boeiee) #57

pfft i would just keep that primevideo for the free twitch prime now that it expanded :itmejphappy:

(Leomorph) #58

I want a Superhero/Superpowered show, Masks was great and everything but its not a mainstay actual show. I'm getting a bit burned out on the depressing themes that Roleplay has taken on lately, and Nebula Jazz is just kind wierd. Would be nice to have a show with some more positive energy in it

(banned) #59

For me personally, a superhero show would fit in to the same space as nebula jazz.

Probably weird, zany at times, and dangerous at others. Depends on the system of course for how much of either of those it goes in to.

(Possibly Batman) #60

I think a lot of the Rollplay casts, both past and present, work best with story and characters that operate in shades of grey. A Lawful Good campaign could work, but I feel it to be incredibly limiting in terms of character progression and development. The more depth and shades of grey you can include in the world the better (in my opinion).

So I think a super powered campaign, ala the Powers comic series, could be awesome. Just maybe not a bunch of Superman style heroes.