|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » The Broken Hourglass - Story @ Official Site

Default The Broken Hourglass - Story @ Official Site

March 12th, 2007, 20:19
Having returned from GDC, this week's update for The Broken Hourglass is the first chapter of a four-part story titled Moonshine:
"It's hard to live in a world that is dying," Larius says, delivering this lofty pronouncement in the pious tones of a drunk. A drunk so sloshed that the very air is causing him to wobble slightly. But be that as it may, I cannot stop my eye from rolling, though I do it looking away so he won't see. I hate it when he's like this.

"Don't be such a sop, Larius," I tell him, and he fixes me with a sour look that has anger at the edge of it. He's long on bark and short on tooth these days. Still, one never knows what day he'll decide to reassert his position as the leader of our duo.

Larius and me go way back, long enough to have a solid history of friendship and animosity. I suppose that I really would be his protégé and not his friend, if we were being honest. But I'm not. Honest, that is. I don't hold to honesty. It rarely does as much good as a kind and careful lie.
More information.

-= RPGWatch =-
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
SasqWatch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,967

Default 

March 12th, 2007, 20:19
Unlike most of the ghastly material usually described as 'fan fiction', this is actually a pretty well-written story.

It's quite novel— and to me agreeable(!) — to see the game world described in fiction instead of gushy hyperbolic media-speak.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

March 12th, 2007, 20:37
Originally Posted by magerette View Post
Unlike most of the ghastly material usually described as 'fan fiction', this is actually a pretty well-written story.
Well, strictly speaking it fails any reasonable test to define it as "fan fiction" as the author is a game designer (making her a first-party, "authorized" source rather than a third-party, "unauthorized" writer) and was paid to write the story.

But semantics aside, I'm glad you enjoy the story approach to building our world.

The Broken Hourglass, a new CRPG under development at Planewalker Games.
jcompton is offline

jcompton

Traveler

#3

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 19

Default 

March 12th, 2007, 22:21
Excuse my bad. That undoubtedly explains why the story didn't suck.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

March 13th, 2007, 06:05
On the Fly was pretty good, and I'll be following this one also.

Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum
Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe
KazikluBey is offline

KazikluBey

KazikluBey's Avatar
Sentinel

#5

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 525
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » The Broken Hourglass - Story @ Official Site
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:18.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch