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Forum: Kickstarters October 24th, 2021, 23:02
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Ripper
Yeah, I think you need a real demo and a chunk of…

Yeah, I think you need a real demo and a chunk of content to even consider a pitch like this. Honestly, there's loads of hobbyists who show more developed examples on Reddit.
Forum: Kickstarters October 24th, 2021, 19:45
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Ripper
That's a tall order. I like that they're asking…

That's a tall order. I like that they're asking for a more sensible budget, but I fear this will demonstrate why people don't do that.

TBH, this looks a bit pie in the sky, to me. They've got some…
Forum: Off-Topic October 24th, 2021, 19:08
Replies: 6,171
Views: 730,712
Posted By Ripper
I finished Squid Game, and enjoyed it overall. I…

I finished Squid Game, and enjoyed it overall. I still think the first half could have been compressed, but the second half had much better pacing. I think the bridge game was where it peaked.

I…
Forum: Off-Topic October 24th, 2021, 15:41
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ripper
"Get off the road, Sam!"

"Get off the road, Sam!"
Forum: Off-Topic October 24th, 2021, 15:11
Replies: 919
Views: 119,600
Posted By Ripper
[/QUOTE] As I said, the fact is that we…

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As I said, the fact is that we really don't know yet - so there's no shortage of hypotheses. The thing to bear in mind is whether Earth-like planets are extremely common, extremely rare,…
Forum: Off-Topic October 24th, 2021, 00:02
Replies: 6,590
Views: 801,088
Posted By Ripper
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Forum: Off-Topic October 23rd, 2021, 22:45
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ripper
Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean. One of Tolkien's…

Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean. One of Tolkien's inspirations.

https://www.holidaycottages.net/property_images/hos_E5286~6.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/1831/30132636918_cf33c5636b_b.jpg

The…
Forum: Off-Topic October 23rd, 2021, 21:44
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ripper
Yes, and that inverted tower was actually used…

Yes, and that inverted tower was actually used for Tarot ceremonies - it's everything you'd want it to be!
Forum: Off-Topic October 23rd, 2021, 21:07
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ripper
I particularly like the winter scene. Love that…

I particularly like the winter scene. Love that winter sunlight.
Forum: Off-Topic October 23rd, 2021, 17:45
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ripper
A couple more. The Canyon Steps in Ecuador. …

A couple more.

The Canyon Steps in Ecuador.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0a/53/b2/0a53b20802ccd55e6ef681a940a6a8fa.jpg

The inverted tower at Quinta de Regaleira.
Forum: Off-Topic October 23rd, 2021, 16:34
Replies: 919
Views: 119,600
Posted By Ripper
Well, we don't really know how many Earth-like…

Well, we don't really know how many Earth-like planets there are in the Universe. We only have a limited ability to tentatively detect them, and chances are there countless ones out there. The…
Forum: Off-Topic October 23rd, 2021, 15:56
Replies: 6,171
Views: 730,712
Posted By Ripper
That trailer's not doing much for me. Seems so…

That trailer's not doing much for me. Seems so generic, and painfully cliched. I like Rosamund Pike as an actor, though - she must be commended for keeping a straight face reading that dialogue.
Forum: Off-Topic October 22nd, 2021, 22:36
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ripper
Please do. Your modded screencaps from the Beth…

Please do. Your modded screencaps from the Beth games are very good, IMO.
Forum: News Comments October 22nd, 2021, 21:58
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By Ripper
I wonder if it started life as another…

I wonder if it started life as another Anthem-like bit of business. But, since then, EA has realised that although games-as-a-service are the most profitable, it doesn't turn out so well if you turn…
Forum: Off-Topic October 22nd, 2021, 21:40
Replies: 6,171
Views: 730,712
Posted By Ripper
They cover some great examples of areas that man…

They cover some great examples of areas that man has obliterated, that then have made extraordinary recoveries. At Bikini Atoll, the coral reef has re-appeared, and also taken over the wrecks of the…
Forum: Off-Topic October 22nd, 2021, 21:14
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ripper
Images to inspire RPG locations

One of the things I like to do is collect images that I find evocative, as inspiration for fantasy locations. I wonder if anyone has any good ones?

Here's an old colourised image of the ruins at…
Forum: General RPG October 22nd, 2021, 20:49
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By Ripper
I think buffs are pretty pointless if, as in many…

I think buffs are pretty pointless if, as in many games, you're always going to use them, and probably then have to rest to recharge them for the next scrap. That does seem like busywork, to me. …
Forum: Off-Topic October 22nd, 2021, 18:00
Replies: 6,171
Views: 730,712
Posted By Ripper
The BBC documentary Restoring the Earth: The Age…

The BBC documentary Restoring the Earth: The Age of Nature was very good. I think it's important to get away from doomer apathy, and see that things could be repaired - if we could just stop being…
Forum: News Comments October 22nd, 2021, 00:48
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By Ripper
Yeah, but I don't think the intention is usually…

Yeah, but I don't think the intention is usually to be a visual target for the finished game. But I reckon they're still very useful for a project. I think the writers and level designers would find…
Forum: News Comments October 22nd, 2021, 00:23
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By Ripper
Just looking at the concept art, I think it's…

Just looking at the concept art, I think it's pretty good. I definitely find it evocative, and could imagine it being helpful if you were working on the game. I like that city with the sort of…
Forum: Off-Topic October 22nd, 2021, 00:13
Replies: 6,171
Views: 730,712
Posted By Ripper
Lol, yeah. Even Thatcher said, "Yep - that's…

Lol, yeah. Even Thatcher said, "Yep - that's pretty much how that works."
Forum: Off-Topic October 21st, 2021, 23:58
Replies: 6,171
Views: 730,712
Posted By Ripper
I need to finish it yet. But my feeling half way…

I need to finish it yet. But my feeling half way through is that the character background stuff is not superfluous, but could have been compressed. I feel like the amount of time spent on that stuff …
Forum: Indie RPG October 21st, 2021, 23:35
Replies: 77
Views: 17,257
Posted By Ripper
Yeah, there's a large number of KS projects that…

Yeah, there's a large number of KS projects that offer no demo, and really seem quite unrealistic. What's often done is that they clearly just ask for completely insufficient funding for their…
Forum: Off-Topic October 21st, 2021, 23:14
Replies: 6,171
Views: 730,712
Posted By Ripper
I was also told it's one to watch. Currently…

I was also told it's one to watch.

Currently on Squid Game. I'm a bit mixed on it. It has some strong elements, but I can't help think it could have been improved by leaving about half of it on…
Forum: Indie RPG October 21st, 2021, 18:23
Replies: 77
Views: 17,257
Posted By Ripper
I'm in. Everything about this project seems…

I'm in.

Everything about this project seems credible and professional, to me. I've said it before, but other small budget developers should be looking at this as a template of how you do it, and…
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