Regardless of what language they speak, if someone is given these two shapes and told to label one "bouba" and one "kiki", 95% of people will label the spiky one "kiki" and the smooth one "bouba".
(Image: Andrew Dunn.) https://t.co/6aMwbgDMLD
We closed Book 1 of our Diaspora Anabasis playtesting today. Since we introduced the Disaster mechanism we've had exactly one in the whole campaign. Today we had two in succession. That changed everything.
So as we head into Book 2 we have:
* players destroyed a planet
* their super high tech ship is an expanding ball of plasma
* Abadyos the hotshot pilot is dead
* Colonel Darros has learned that his wife is alive and working with the separatists
This game rocks.
@kensanata I love it as well but players definitely need to be eased into it. It's not a small thing to ask of them. I thought it was, but it's definitely not.
Some words about stress in Diaspora Anabasis and how it's actually stressful and I totally did not expect that.
Hello tooters! Something for you to read to while away your lockdown.
And here's some speaky about viruses as machines because they are. Fight me.
Here's some blather about retro ray tracing.
@wlonk Zeno's headcrab.
@tootjard Oh them all only the Dust elemental is allowed to wear a cowboy hat.
@tootjard Smoke and Dust
@Doyce Definitely Bobson Dugnutt
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@turtlebirb I think I knew but failed to internalize it. Now I'm sad you're gay! Shit's so complicated. :D
@turtlebirb Well it's now less uncomfortable to be attracted to you. :D