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RollPlay Update [May 26th, 2017]


(Twitch: LiveSpace) #46

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.

(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.

(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

(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.

(disusedgenius) #61

Sounds like a job for the Mouse Guard to me...

(Olf_Himself) #62

I'd love a "super power" campaign in the vein of Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series where there are people with super powers but they all go evil and people without powers have to fight them.

(Possibly Batman) #63

Yes! I love the Reckoners series. That would be a really fun setting and could be BRUTAL in terms of the characters feeling outgunned.